Sunday 31 August 2014

Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Museum of Transport) in Lucerne

On a recommendation from a colleague we took the kids on a day trip from Zurich to Lucerne's Swiss Museum of Transport.  It's amazing.  So much to see and the kids were fully entertained for hours, I think we ended up spending about 5 hours there.  The outside space with mini construction equipment was their favourite.

There's gravel to move around, diggers, dump trucks you can ride as bikes.

Even a giant rock conveyor belt and rock-size sorting machine
Trains.  Tons and tons of trains.  (also planes, cars, helicopters, sail boats etc.)

Tunnel borer as used in the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which, when finished will be the longest rail tunnel in the world at 57km!

Interesting for adults too. This was part of a gameshow where a crane retrieves an actual car from a whole shelf of different ones, deposits it on a platform for a trivia competition.
The gameshow in action. It's actually very democratic: at the start of the show everyone votes for the language they want to see it in, German won :(

Getting there is easy: a train from Zurich to the Lucerne main station, then a short bus ride (both stroller friendly).

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