Backo Mini Express is an amazing mini train museum filled with innovation and surprises. Marvel at a very carefully constructed wonderland of trains, skiers, stations and towns. You can get up close and see how it works.
TIP: THE ONLY EUROPEAN RAILWAY MODEL WITH WEATHER AND 3D SIMULATION. CHECK THE TRAIN WHICH DRIVES UNDERNEATH YOUR FEET.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DRIVE THE TRAINS YOURSELF, BRING A FEW 5 KUNA COINS.
Backo Mini Express will overjoy train lovers and children with their models. After six years of work, the scale model is displayed across 75 square metres. It is constantly expanding through innovation and new models.
In fact, at the moment it is the largest model in south-eastern Europe.
Although the museum is in a single room, they showcase 102 model trains across 1050 m of the railway on 8 levels.
They are also featuring a miniature model of the Snow Queen Trophy at Sljeme and an ice skating rink at Tomislav Square. The ski slope is complete with snow, moving skiers, borders and cable railway.
It takes some serious engineering and technical innovations to fit all that in.
As a matter of fact, they paid attention to the finest detail. Including the scenery which is extraordinary. They thought of everything, including weather control, moving road car models and people engaged in various activities.
The entire system is controlled by several computers and is under video surveillance.
Backo Mini Express Exhibits:
- 150 locomotives and 1,000 wagons
- 1050 m rail (Märklin C-Gleis), 300 points and crossings
- 300 meters of roads with driving electrical cars
- 2500 real-life details
- Theme trains (Santa Fe, Orient-Express, Intercity-Express, etc.) and locomotives from all six historical periods.
- Miniature model of the ski slope Sljeme with moving skiers, borders and cable railway
- An ice skating rink at Tomislav Square
Backo Mini Express Zagreb Details
Backo Mini Express opening times
Closed on Mondays.
Backo Mini Express ticket prices
Adults – 25 HRK
Children up to 16 – 20 HRK
Family ticket* – 70 HRK
* Valid for 2 adults and 2 children
To try the trains yourself, bring a few 5 Kuna coins.
What can you see and do at Backo Mini Express?
You can easily spend a couple of hours at Backo watching the innovative model sets. Although displayed in 75m2 the amount of exhibits and details is amazing and will surely captivate you.
You can go downstairs and operate two iPad controlled train circuits yourself. You will need some spare change, a couple 5 Kuna coins.
An integral part is a small shop where in addition to souvenirs, you can buy everything you need to start modelling and collectables.
Start modelling sets by different manufacturers, railway lines, switches, houses, nature and so on.
How to get to Backo Mini Express?
From ban Josip Jelačić square head west. On foot, it should take 10 minutes, maybe a little hard to find as it is tucked in the back of the main tourist shops.
You can park in the nearby Tuškanac public car park or close by Cvjetni Car park which is privately owned and more expensive.