Central and North Georgia Sights

Charlemagne's Kingdom

  • 8808 N. Main St. Map It
  • Helen

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

This child-friendly museum recreates sections of Germany, from the North Sea to the Alps, all in HO model-train scale (1/87th of the actual size). The Autobahn is depicted, as is the entire walled town of Rothenburg (there are 350 building replicas) and moving hot-air balloons. There are six running trains, thousands of hand-painted figurines, and sound effects including the ocean, a carnival, and German music. The shop sells Lionel trains, Thomas the Tank Engines, and John Deere toys. Willi Lindhorst, a native of Oldenburg, Germany, created the train layout and its trappings and owns the shop with his wife, Judi.

Sight Information


8808 N. Main St., Helen, Georgia, 30545, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Apr.–Dec., Thurs.–Tues. 10–5; Jan.–Mar., call for hrs

Published 07/23/2015


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