Fans of Minecraft know that in this open-world sandbox video game, the possibilities of what you can build are endless.
But this group of Minecraft users has been reconstructing a 1:1 scale replica of a place that is rooted in reality—the city of Vienna.
You might be wondering why anyone (besides those with great pride for their city) would want to embark on this task. What makes Vienna the perfect place worthy of a Minecraft project is that it's not a large city, which makes it manageable to complete, but as Austria's cultural center, it features lots of historical and architectural beauties with its Baroque castles, buildings, monuments and parks that make the project a visually pleasing endeavor.
So the Minecraft users of MCVienna started working on recreating the city for the platform two years ago, and while it's still a work in progress, Minecraft Vienna is pretty impressive.
"My current plan is to recreate the Inner City as it is and to have the actual street layout for districts 2-9 with original buildings and present and future projects," artisan engineer DrJosephMosch writes on PlanetMinecraft.
The buildings include famous landmarks along with housing, although these buildings won't be furnished. However, the famous museums and opera house will be partly furnished, so make sure to explore these areas.
"After that I would like to add Kaisermühlen, with its skyscrapers and the UN-Center or Castle Schönbrunn as well as the main train stations to the city. But this project is going to take a lot of time even without these additions."
Thus far, MCVienna has built the 1st district, an area of about 1.300.000m2 of finished buildings and streets, and 8 subway stations.
The team is now working the Wien Kanal, the official authority for Vienna's canals to precisely recreate parts of the water network. Users will be able to visit and explore these parts that will include "extra content."
Check out the 1:1 scale replica of Vienna on the build.mcvienna.at Minecraft server in the images below.