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Swiss Transportation Museum (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz)

Trains, planes and automobiles come to life through interactive exhibits in a vast collection at Lucerne’s transportation museum.

Since 1959, the Swiss Museum of Transport (also called Verkehrshaus der Schweiz) has been a focal point of Lucerne. The museum takes you on a trip through time, where you can explore the past and future of our world’s transportation methods.

Over 3,000 items are housed in the museum complex. Stroll through the Rail Transport Hall, where you can admire trains from throughout time and walk through a model of the famous Gotthard Tunnel. Watch crash tests in the Road Transport Hall and admire Neolithic canoes and warfare steamboats in the Navigation Hall. The Aviation and Space Travel Hall is famous for its extensive collection of planes and offers a close look at everything from wood flyers to jets. Don’t miss out on the EURECA Research Satellite.

Take a look at starry skies and learn about astronomy breakthroughs at the planetarium and enjoy 3-D films about our planet at the IMAX Theater. Check the museum’s website to see which films and presentations are in each arena. The museum typically offers shows that will appeal to all ages. 

When you’re done exploring transportation of old and new, head over to the Hans Erni Museum to immerse yourself in local art. Children will love the painting station and visitors of all ages will enjoy an afternoon break in the sculpture garden.

While strolling through the museum, set aside a few minutes to enjoy Swissarena. This 1 to 20,000 scale aerial photograph captures Switzerland’s complex topography in incredible detail. Visitors get to “walk acrossSwitzerland” as they look at the country from a completely unique perspective. 

Delve a little deeper with the museum’s wide offering of guided tours, featuring an inside look at each exhibit. Visit “Life on the Swiss Railway,” where conductors share tales of their experiences. Each tour is offered in English or German and lasts about an hour. 

Located on the lakeside in northern Lucerne, the Swiss Museum of Transport can be reached on the S-Bahn. Alternatively, it is a 30-minute walk from the city center. 


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