Hamburg, Germany has the largest model railway in the world - The Miniatur Wunderland.
Miniature Wunderland is Hamburg's #1 tourist attraction and attracts 1.3 million visitors from all over the world. It’s particularly distinguished by its high level of detail; 260,000+ figurines, driving trains, cars, ships, and more.
The project of twin brothers Gerrit and Frederik Braun, and Stephan Hertz was laughed at by many at first. But that all ended when it opened 2001, the model complex invites you to dream and sparks imagination, highlights current events, and is committed to charity.
There is a vast software landscape that has been developed with Delphi since the beginning, it controls various operations at the model complex.
All these and other programs run together in the "control room" (pictured above) where the technicians have the entire system in view and can react to events. The IT infrastructure was deliberately decentralized in order to achieve a higher level of security against failures. Although rare, but unfortunately unavoidable, hardware defects are thereby limited in their effects to only a single park section or even part of section.
The official video of Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg shows an overview of the largest model railroad system in the world. The 14,000 square-foot facility is home to well over a thousand trains, airplanes, cars and ships. All powered by Delphi!
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