There are eight sections connected by 13 kilometers of track with over 900 trains running "night" and day. Each day in this little world lasts 15 minutes, and once the sun sets, nightlife begins. The scope of this project is difficult to convey in words and even photographs, as the choreography of the people, the cars, the boats, and the trains truly make this little world come alive! For a great 5-minute introduction to this universe, go watch The Wonderland in 5 Minutes.
With 40 manned computers running self-developed software keeping the world moving, there has clearly been a great deal of work put into this project. By 2020, they promise to open sections depicting areas of France, Italy, England, and Africa!
I suppose I don't feel as bad for the amount of time that I put into appointing my surroundings. It sure hasn't been 500,000 hours!
Images: Frank Zarges, Miniatur Wunderland