Wunderland Transcontinental Tunnel

Anybody who feels a vibration under their feet is probably standing on one of our trains for they pass only 5 cm underneath the floor. This ambitious and complex project is the world’s first link between Hamburg and America by rail.

The trains are secured by a 20 millimetres thick pane of bullet-proof glass. The floor was dug out with construction equipment 10 cm deep on a length of 5 metres. The side walls are equipped with 400 LEDs. Special attention was drawn to the sealing of the seams so that no water can penetrate into the tunnel.

What happens if a train derails in the tunnel? The arm of our largest employee is only one metre! The solution is a train of 4 engines which – forcibly if needed – pushes the train out of the tunnel.

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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..