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[PHOTOS] Backo Mini Express – A Tourism Hit in Zagreb

bmmIt has only been open for 4 months but the new Backo Mini Express, which is the largest model railway construction in south-east Europe, is already slowing becoming a tourist hit in the Croatian capital…

Situated in Gundulićeva ulica in downtown Zagreb, Backo Mini Express is the work of five passionate modelers who have been tirelessly working on the project for the past four years.

The detail on the 1,500 metre handcrafted model railway is impressive and based on its dimensions it is among the 20 largest of its kind in Europe. 80 trains circulate the railway and are managed by a software system which prevents them from crashing into each other. When the lights go out small bulbs then light up the model town and its plastic citizens. There are even lightening special effects to create the effect of rain falling.

“So far the model has attracted visitors from USA, Germany, Scandinavia, Slovenia, and even from New Zealand,” said one of the manufactures, Antun Urbić.

You can check out this different tourist attraction every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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