German model train breaks musical world record

This German model train has broken a world record

for creating the longest melody with 2,840 wine glasses

Location: Hamburg, Germany

The train performed a compilation of 20 classical pieces

over a 690-foot-long track

Frederik Braun and his team at the Miniatur Wunderland museum

built the model while the museum remains shut during lockdown

(SOUNDBITE) (German) FOUNDER OF MINIATUR WUNDERLAND HAMBURG, FREDERIK BRAUN, SAYING:"And what sounded like a crazy idea, where everyone first said, you must be crazy. Now we are going to go along and sort of try to break a world record, because that would be a world record, and that just brings fun to all of us, honestly. We're playing kids."

"It's not all perfect, but just try to play Verdi with wine glasses. Or even worse, the Bolero, if you only have two octaves at your disposal. And that's why I say: This world record is a mega world record. It won't be beaten anytime soon, I'm certain of that."