Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon is located in the US state of Arizona. It is 450 kilometers long and has evolved geologically over millions of years.

The Grand Canyon in Wunderland is not as long and didn’t take millions of years to grow – however, it was a big challenge for the modellers.

Prior to the construction of the big Grand Canyon, nobody had experience in forming the characteristic red rocks. That is why the modellers had to practice on a test rock before the real construction phase began.

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History of the Wunderland

Frederik Braun and his then-girlfriend and today's wife were visiting the alpine city of Zurich in July 2000. Sauntering together through the alleys of Zurich's town center, they came across a railway model shop, which at once evoked childhood memories in Frederik.

During the following hours, the idea of realizing the long forgotten childhood dream became more and more mature. 

Read the complete story..