Short Story of the Transsiberian Dream

Short Story of the Transsiberian Dream

The Trans-Siberian Railway, another dream come true! The world’s longest railway line starts from Moscow and runs 9,288 kilometers through seven time zones to Vladivostok.

In May 2017 I was able to document this unique 16-day trip aboard the legendary Zarengold train together with my colleague Christopher Schmid. We traveled the route in the opposite direction and deviated a little from the original route (Trans-Mongolian Railway). Our journey took us along 7,923 km (nearly 5,000 miles) of rail from Beijing via Erlian, through the Gobi desert to Ulaanbaatar, on to Ulan-Ude, along Lake Baikal to Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kazan and finally to Moscow. From the rickshaw ride through Beijing, a night in a Mongolian yurt, a bath in the five degrees Celsius cold Lake Baikal and the legendary vodka tasting aboard the Zarengold train – I sum up the highlights in my new short “TRANSSIBERIAN DREAM”. All aboard!

Vielen Dank für die Gute Zusammenarbeit Dennis Schmelz & JP Roza!

Camera: Dennis Schmelz & Christopher Schmid
Edit: Jan Philip Roza, Leander Brandstädt & Dennis Schmelz
Sound Design: Florian Gramelsberger & Leander Brandstädt
Writer/Speaker: Claudina Hoff ter Heide
Audio Mix: Florian Gramelsberger
VFX: Jan Philip Roza & Christian Fleischer
Title Design: Patrick Richter
Grading: Dennis Schmelz