The Star Trek World Tour was planned as the name says a travelling Exhibition. It Started in “Düsseldorf” in Germany, moved to Vienna and then to Asia. It was 1998, after reading the first announcements I couldn’t believe it, it was too expensive for me to visit Las Vegas and the Star Trek Experience, so there was a Star Trek Tour coming to Düsseldorf. This is about 10-12 hours train ride or 1.5-hour flight. Flying was too expensive at this time – no Low-Cost Carriers, so we took the night train to Germany.
I visited the tour at the beginning and again at the end. At the end, I was on the very last flight of the “Enterprise” in Düsseldorf, and this flight was an amazing experience – the crew made a lot of fun.
During the tour in Düsseldorf they made some changes, the first thing was, that at the beginning of the tour the movie was in English, and the translations weren’t ready on the first days. They also changed the movie on the bridge. I’m glad that I was visiting the tour also on the first days so I was able to see both movies.
They also changed the “beaming effect” a bit. I talked to some people who worked there, and they said, that some guest complained, that the effects were too intense.
You got some basic information, about Star Trek. Sometimes there were also some Klingons in the room, who made a lot of fun with the guides and the visitors.
After that, you were guided to a small briefing room.
Our guide explained something about the transporter, and how it works – but Q interrupted him and opened the door to the transporter room. So we should all step on the platform.
The lift took us up to the bridge.
At the bridge, Q appeared again and there was a fight against the Borg. You can see on one picture the Enterprise-E. It was a lot of fun standing on the bridge.
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