Bewegtes Land - Train Shark

Did Germany Create One of the Most Entertaining Train Rides?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On today’s trains, passengers are most likely looking down at their phones while the beautiful landscapes rush by outside their windows, so when an artist in Germany thought of what it could take to peel their eyes away from their devices, “Bewegtes Land” was born and it might just go down in history as one of the most entertaining train rides ever.

500 residents in the small towns along a 30 kilometer stretch of Germany’s Saale valley teamed together to put on a show for the thousands of passengers who would be zipping by along the Jena-Naumburg train route. The performances were small and naturally brief, but the uniqueness and surprise made for one hell of a trip. There were very few boundaries on what could be done, and while some took a simpler and arguably more ‘artsy’ approach, others teamed together to put on quite a show.

The chance to see the spectacle may have passed, but thankfully the moment was captured by DW for all of us to enjoy…

…and here’s a bonus behind the scenes clip from the “Bewegtes Land” project itself:

Sources: Bewegtes Land, DW

Photo: Datenstrudel

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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