Google Used Tiny Cameras to Street View the World’s Largest Model Railway

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Brace yourself for perhaps the cutest views ever to appear on Street View. Google has scaled down its hardware to capture Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland — the world’s largest model railway.

Google worked with Ubilabs to build a series of miniature Street View vehicles that could travel around the model landscape and capture the world in beautiful detail.

Google Used Tiny Cameras to Street View the World’s Largest Model Railway

There’s certainly a lot to explore: a fictional town situated between the Alps and Harz; a recreation of Hamburg itself, complete with soccer matches and Oktoberfest celebrations; even a condensed take on the US, including the Grand Canyon and a Las Vegas strip.

It’s all captured from the point-of-view of a vehicles travelling through it, so the scenes looks disturbingly real, like this:

Google Used Tiny Cameras to Street View the World’s Largest Model Railway

Google Used Tiny Cameras to Street View the World’s Largest Model Railway

Google Used Tiny Cameras to Street View the World’s Largest Model Railway

You can watch a video of how the project was carried out here:

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Images by Google


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