Verkehrshaus der Schweiz - Luzern, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 03.203 E 008° 20.154
32T E 449561 N 5211310
Quick Description: The Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern has three large halls dedicated to the history of the railway.
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Date Posted: 9/6/2011 7:55:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMCGQP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member alermy
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Long Description:
The Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern is the largest museum of Switzerland and one of Europe's largest transport museums.

The railroad department is located in three large halls in the west part of the museum.

From the web site:"You will find an interesting and comprehensive collection on the theme of Swiss rail transport ranging from the Spanisch-Brötli-Bahn to the new trans-Alpine railway (NEAT) – from the horse-drawn tram via steam railways to rack railways and last but not least, the electric railway. Expanded to include the legendary Gotthard railway model, a trip on the service train to the tunnel construction site as it was 1875 in the Gotthard tunnel show, recollections by a train driver, historical documents, films and interactive info stations. And last but not least, the impressive fleet of original vehicles in Rail Transport Halls 1-3."

I could not find the number, it must be between 50 and 100 original locomotives.

The museum opened in 1959 and covers an area of over 22'500 m². It is open 365 days a year.
Museum Website: [Web Link]

Train ride provided?: no

Actual railroad cars or locomotives on display?: yes

Admission fee?: Adults CHF 28 / Children (6-16) CHF 14

Street Address: Lidostrasse 5

Gift shop?: yes

Café/restaurant?: yes

Theater?: yes

Other features?:
a hall of road traffic history (coaches, cars, motorbikes), halls with aerial lifts, ships, a hall full of airplanes. a planetarium, an IMAX movie theater, some restaurants and gift shops.


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