Model train plays record-breaking tune with 2,840 water glasses
Miniatur Wunderland, the Hamburg-based attraction that houses the biggest miniature train and the largest model train (length to scale) broke another record.
The attraction has been closed for almost a year due to the coronavirus lockdown, but time has given the Miniatur Wunderland team the opportunity to set a new world record for the the longest melody played by a miniature train.
On March 17, 2021, the miniature train performed a compilation of 20 classic pieces on a 211-meter track, i.e. a full melody of 2840 notes!
A total of 2,840 glasses were strategically placed along the miniature railroad and filled with water to create a chime in the event of an impact.
The Miniatur Wunderland team used iconic classical melodies ranging from Mozart to Vivaldi.
All of these songs are well known around the world, so you are bound to sing along to a few tunes.
The idea was inspired by a video they created last Christmas where an A380 takes off at their miniature Knuffingen airport with a Santa Claus on the wing with a clapper in his hand.
Santa then hits the water-filled bottles at different measures to play the Jingle Bells melody. This short video has gone viral and has been viewed over 100 million times.
This sparked the idea of driving a train through all of Wonderland to perform a mix of the world’s most famous classical pieces.
The lockdown had given the team the opportunity to make that dream come true.
“If there had been no lockdown, we would have thought about the project for a minute, then we would have buried it as impossible,” says Frederik Braun, founder of Miniatur Wunderland.
Despite these difficult times, the “Wunderlanders” look to the future with the entire team on board to try the impossible.
“I’m incredibly proud of this record-breaking title and beautiful video. But the discoveries of the last few weeks are even happier and more important for me personally. We were also rarely close as a team, despite the distance rules and spatial distance. , and together we achieved something we thought was impossible. It gives me a lot of courage and anticipation for the weeks to come. “- Fredrick Braun, founder of Miniatur Wunderland
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