New world record for the Miniatur Wunderland

The Miniatur Wunderland has been without visitors for almost half a year. Despite these difficult times, the Wunderlandians are looking ahead and we used the time for a crazy idea for a new world record.

Like many of the projects during the lockdown, this idea was only possible during the time without visitors in the exhibition. The impetus was a video from the year before last, in which an A380 takes off at Knuffingen Airport. A Santa Claus sits on the wing with a clapper in his hand, that hits glasses filled with water and plays the tune of Jingle Bells with it. This video has been viewed around 100,000,000 times around the world.

This gave rise to the idea of ​​driving a train through the entire wonderland and playing a medley of the world's most famous classical pieces. In the last few weeks it has given us a lot of diversion, fun and a good mood, but also demanded a lot of creativity, inventiveness and perseverance.

The special route with thousands of differently filled glasses led from Scandinavia to Italy. On March 17th the time had come - in the presence of the witnesses from Guinness World Records, the world record was achieved in the first attempt! Now we are holders of the record 'Longest melody played by a model train' and the result is a unique video: