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Stroupežnického 3181/23, 150 00 Praha
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There are few things that entertain both young or old which enchant without regard to occupation, education or personal goals. One such phenomenon is without a doubt model railroads. These miniature locomotives probably fascinate children and adults alike because the offer a view to a smaller and yet perfectly functional world, a view from the eyes of a creator.

There are few things that entertain both young or old which enchant without regard to occupation, education or personal goals. One such phenomenon is without a doubt model railroads. These miniature locomotives probably fascinate children and adults alike because the offer a view to a smaller and yet perfectly functional world, a view from the eyes of a creator.

In the Smíchov district of Prague, in the Anděl City shopping center, one of the most interesting projects of recent times has been started. In June 2009 the initial stage of construction opened, with over 115 square meters of model railroad in a space covering three floors and totaling over 2500 square meters. The 115 square meter model railroad display space represents a cross section of technologies an construction techniques which will also be used in completing the next stages of the construction of the Railroad Kingdom. Visitors will be able to view numerous important parts of the Czech Republic, a moving automobile park and many interesting technical tricks (surprises). A system of miniature cameras mounted inside the train locomotives gives visitors the chance to really imagine riding the trains through the miniature surroundings. An integral part of the Railroad Kingdom is the ongoing exhibition about the history of railroads in the Czech Republic and a modern educational program for schools prepared by the Ministry of Education.

The model railroad will be expanded every three months. The final Railroad Kingdom will represent a model of the entire Czech Republic. Visitors can see many of the most well known landmarks in the country. Model trains will climb the hills of Ještěd, Karlštejn and go around the Prague Castle. The Railroad Kingdom creators' goal is to present the most realistic representation possible, for example day changes to night and back again at regular intervals and the locomotives travel based on detailed train schedules. In four years the total space that the actual railroad will cover will be more than 1008 square meters. The Railroad kingdom will then be not just the largest model railroad in the Czech Republic, but will also be the largest in all of Central and Eastern Europe.

The project was based on other similar model railroads in other countries, the best known of which is the "Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg", which has over one million visitors each year.

 

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Opening hours

Monday 09:00-19:00
Tuesday 09:00-19:00
Wednesday 09:00-19:00
Thursday 09:00-19:00
Friday 09:00-19:00
Saturday 09:00-19:00
Sunday 09:00-19:00