Miniatur Wunderland Weekly Report

22.11.05 at 11:53 hrs


Weekly Report No 265, CW 47

From Monday, 21.11.2005 to Sunday, 27.11.2005
What a day! I saw Santa in person and what shall I say: The beard is real and he even (with a finnish accent) speaks german. A finnish touch of christmas!
The finnish Santa Claus in the Minatur Wunderland

A rainy morning in Hamburg – the ideal time to visit the world's largest model railroad layout in the Hamburg Speicherstadt! ...and the guests saw a lot to awe at, a very important visitor was announced. The only real finnish Santa arrived with a finnish and german press delegation.


The finnish Santa Claus in the Minatur Wunderland

n Wednesday at 11:00 it was time: Children's and adults' eyes gleamed alike when Santa from the finnish province of Lapland entered tha halls of the Miniatur Wunderland.


The finnish Santa Claus in the Minatur Wunderland

he new mini-Scandinavia made the wise old man want to know more and lured him to Hamburg. He wanted to see in person how the activities of the small scandinavians developed during the pre-christmas period. And indeed, there was quite a lot to discuss. After all, it was the first christmas ceremony to be celebrated in the Hamburg „Scandinavia section“.
He checked the snow, counted the reindeers, handed out a couple of hints for the coming season. A group of children performed a couple of christmas carols for this extraordinary visitor. Hot red wine with almonds and raisins added to the warmth in the hearts.
The Wunderland visitors also asked the wise man a lot of questions and presented their whishes. Santa answered all of them with a lot of patience and extra-ordinary naturality.
This was a very special event for everybody which, since Wednesday, left a finnish touch of christmas in the Wunderland hearts.


It's the season...

After this special guest left, the season is definitely on in the Wunderland!


It's the season...

A village in the mood for christmas...


It's the season...

Christmas trees everywhere....


It's the season...

Of course the christmarket also began


It's the season...

And the christmas tree sale must not be missed out. But what has a moose to do with that?


An old project of our model builders

An old project is on the desk again in the model building workshop


An old project of our model builders

- let's see -


An old project of our model builders

- maybe it's going to be a christmas present?


Objects from the developments department, but what for?

Mysterious objects showed up on the ceiling of Scandinavia... When I asked about the deadline, I just got a short : "Soon!". I have to point out, however, that there is a relative difference between the "soon" of a mayfly and that of an elephant - so much for the elephants from the development department :-)).


The World Record Train in the Old Elbe Tunnel

Well, there was something else! The story of this picture will be told on TV-channel Pro Sieben on Monday, 12/12/05 at 19:00 hrs in a 25-minute report by Galileo!



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