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Charlemagne's Kingdom, Helen

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RE-OPENED SUMMER 2017 - UNDER NEW MANAGMENT

Charlemagne's Kingdom, an Alpine Model Railroad Museum in the Georgia Mountains, features HO Scale German Model Railroads, in a 50 foot exhitbit that depicts the various terrain and architecture of Germany. As an example of Alpine art it is a unique combination of imagination and craftsmanship, the product of the original owners of Willi and Judi Lindhorst. Charlemagne refers principally to the German lands which were ruled by the Frankish King in the 700s. This exhibit is really a marvelous Alpine Model Railroad depicting a modern Germany from "The North sea to the Alps." It is truly a work of art and is the result of Willi's love of his homeland, its people, trains, architecture, industry, customs and culture. (Not only that, but Willi can trace himself as a lineal descendant of Charlemagne!)
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  • I don't know what it was like in recent years and it is sad to me that this place closed down. I took my children here when they were little, late 90s, early 2000s and they loved it. It went downhill....  more
    I don't know what it was like in recent years and it is sad to me that this place closed down. I took my children here when they were little, late 90s, early 2000s and they loved it. It went downhill....  more »
  • This is a pretty impressive model train set up. My older parents enjoyed it and even my teens thought it was cool. 
    This is a pretty impressive model train set up. My older parents enjoyed it and even my teens thought it was cool.  more »
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  • If you are a fan of miniature setups, then this is worth a visit. Entry is free, although donations are appreciated. They have 2 levels to appreciate the scale of the whole model from a vantage point. You could easily spend around 30 minutes going through the details of the models. Might be fun for kids too.
  • Super cute. And SO MUCH DETAIL. When we went I think there was only 1 train working? But honestly it didn't even matter. There's just SO much to look at. Definitely worth the cost of entry. I'm pretty sure we spent a good 2-3 hrs in there, and there were loads of little fun things hidden around that kept the toddler completely occupied.

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