Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Let's go to Germany

Germany has not only the best economy in the world--but also some of the coolest things to see, eat, and do as well.  I just recently discovered Miniatur Wunderland, the world's largest mini train set in the world.  You may scoff and say "who cares, train sets are for babbys." but an exception should be made for this one.  The level of detail and recreation is amazing.  Check out these screen captures I took for instance:

These shots look so real it's insane.  Miniatur Wunderland is evidently a pretty big tourist attraction--no surprise.  Check out the vid below to see the shots above in full motion and prepare to be blown away:

Also, while you're in Europe you should take a ride on something amazing.  In the mountains of Europe (at skiing destinations during the summer?) there are apparently lifts you can ride which take you up to a high elevation to do whatever it is you intend to do at the top of a mountain, hike? take pictures? Nope, ride lifts only to come back down on an alpine coaster!

The alpine coaster is an amazing concept and consists of a single car equipped with a simple seat belt and hand brake, floating on a monorail track ~1 meter off the ground through dense forest.   There's video of one below in Austria and it looks like the most fun ever--I'd want to travel there just for the sake of experiencing this thing.  Maybe one day... (つ-̩̩̩-̩̩̩_-̩̩̩-̩̩̩)

Watch out for deer!

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