The Model Park presents over 80 models of sights in Berlin and Brandenburg on a scale of 1:25. The Berlin-Brandenburg Model Park presents visitors with more than 80 mock-ups of outstanding sights in Berlin and Brandenburg. Each individual mock-up was painstakingly crafted in 1:25 scale from countless individual parts to the original and recreated down to the last detail. The miniatures are embedded in a 3.5 hectares area that reflects the characteristics of the regional landscape.
During a tour, completely new, surprising perspectives can open up for visitors: you can see the dome of the Reichstag from above, discover Museum Island at a glance or grasp the dimensions of the Spandau Citadel. In this way, locals and tourists get to know the Berlin-Brandenburg region in a whole new and exciting way. The overall view of the architectural highlights also gives young and old a comprehensive overview of the history of the development of the two federal states.
Visitors can explore the Model Park on their own. For school classes, it is possible to book guided tours when registered. If you are looking for an original setting for an upcoming celebration or the next company event, the Model Park is also the right place. The Model Park team will be happy to put together an individual package for you. In addition to admission, the offer could include a barbecue or cake buffet, a drinks package or many other leisure activities. Just call and get advice.
Every year, the Model Park offers a children’s holiday programme in summer. From Monday to Friday, various events are available between 10.00 and 15.00, from craft activities to the Kids4Photo workshop for children and young people.
The Model Park Berlin-Brandenburg was built on the site of the former Ernst-Thälmann stadium, which was opened on 04.08.1951 on the occasion of the 3rd World Festival of Youth and Students in Berlin. In GDR times a lively public sports facility, the stadium was not used sufficiently after the turn of the century. Over and over, wild boars damaged areas and fences. In 2004, the District decided not to invest any further in repairs and to use the area to build a model park.
The idea for this extraordinary project came from the independent agency BUS (education, retraining, social affairs) GmbH (BUS (Bildung, Umschulung, Soziales) gGmbH), which had developed it at the initiative of the employment agency Mitte (Arbeitsamt). An important motivation was to enable long-term unemployed people to work. The project started in 2000 with 36 employees in the model building workshop in Brunnenstraße (Mitte) with the construction of the first model – the “AEG Official Gate”. In order to be able to open the Model Park as soon as possible, further model-making workshops were built in other Berlin districts in the following years. These too were supported by the respective responsible Job Centres. In Spring of 2007, the Model Park Berlin-Brandenburg was able to open its doors to visitors at its current location with 45 architectural mock-ups.
Today, the models of the historic buildings are manufactured in a model-making workshop located in the grounds of the park. The in-house production covers all steps – from the creation of technical drawings to the production of components to the painting and design of the finished mock-ups. On request, the model-making workshop is also happy to produce models for external customers.