Miniatur Wunderland model railway sets Guinness World Record during lockdown

Miniatur Wunderland, a model railway museum in Germany, have been busy in lockdown setting a new Guinness World Record.

The museum set the world record for the ‘Longest melody played by a model train’ when lockdown meant that visitors were not allowed in the exhibitions.

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The attempt was inspired by a video watched by staff from 2019, in which an A380 takes off with a Santa Claus sitting on the wing with a clapper in his hand, that hits glasses filled with water and plays the tune of Jingle Bells.

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The Miniatur Wunderland website reads: “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.

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On March 17 the time had come, in front of witnesses from Guinness World Records, the world record was achieved in the first attempt as a model train ran a special route with thousands of differently filled glasses.

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