Miniatur Wunderland Weekly Report

21.08.06 at 13:23 hrs


Weekly Report No 303, CW 33

From Monday, 14.08.2006 to Sunday, 20.08.2006
Finally, here is our anniversary report. It's been a lot of work to file through all the pictures. That's why it took a bit longer than usual. :-)
Anniversary party of the Miniatur Wunderlandes

The Miniatur Wunderland is open for 5 years now;


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

...a good reason to stage a big party. For such a party you need:


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

1. Guests who arrived in big numbers,


2. A speech which (naturally) Freddy with pleasure took care of..


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

3. The birthday cake which was a bit larger than usual so everybody could share a piece! :-)


Birthday cake

We had 5 birthday cakes, each with it's own theme: Cake 1: The new logo of the Miniatur Wunderland


Birthday cake

Cake 2: The first building section with Harz mountains, Knuffingen, and Alps mountains


Birthday cake

Cake 3: Hamburg, the second building section


Birthday cake

Cake 4: USA, the third building section


Birthday cake

Cake 5: The fourth section: Scandinavia


Come and get it!

Of course, everybody waited for the cakes to be cut and handed out!


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

Shortly after we cheered and had a toast to the layout with 420 guests (!!!!!) at midnight, ...


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

our forumaniacs became really busy handing out the cakes!


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

It was so incredibly packed, a really new (but also a really good) experience on a Tuesday at around 00:30 hrs :-)


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

We were absolutely not sure that we had enough cake for all the people!


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

We accounted for many guests ...


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

...but never dreamed of being at the point of (nearly) re-opening the waiting area at around 11 PM. Incredible!!!


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

There were long lines for the cake and in the end ...


5th anniversary of the Miniatur Wunderland

...we were really happy that everybody (!!) had at least one or two pieces :-)


Charity tombola

For every birthday party, you also need games. Since we couldn't play "pot slamming" with more than 400 guests (we wouldn't even have that many pots :-) ),


Charity tombola

...we initiated an anniversary raffle for a charity project. We yielded more than 2,500 EUR...


Charity tombola

...which were rounded up to 3,000 EUR and will be forwarded to the project Sternenbrücke. This project was initiated to allow kids with non healable deseases to spend their last days in dignity.


Forumaniacs

Who must not be absent when the Miniatur Wunderland celebrates?


Forumaniacs

Correct: our forumaniacs as can be seen on this picture of the hour.


Our VIP-wall

During the last 5 years we were able to welcome so many celebrities in our rooms that we decided to install a "Wall of Fame" on our birthday. Funny though, who already visited the Wunderland! :-)


The boss answers questions during the birthday party

Freddy moderated the birthday party all night long and was "besieged" by interested visitors who wanted to get replies to their questions.


The boss entertaining the guests

Apart from many anekdotes, Freddy also told a lot about the history of the Wunderland.


The cake time-lapse

Here's a "time lapse" view of the cakes.


The cake time-lapse


The cake time-lapse

Thanks a lot to all guests who celebrated with us and: See you in 5 years (latest)! :-))



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