Verkehrshaus der Schweiz - Luzern, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 03.167 E 008° 20.235
32T E 449663 N 5211242
Quick Description: The Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern has a large hall dedicated to road traffic.
Date Posted: 9/6/2011 8:15:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMCGQR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern opened in 1959 and is Switzerland's most popular museum. On an area of over 22,500 m2 it has several halls with large collections of vehicles. The road traffic part has been completely rebuilt recently. The hall contains more than 80 road vehicles dated from 1860 to 2005 and several special exhibitions.

From the web site: "All four sides of the hall - an area of some 1,600 m² - are brightly adorned with road signs, a total of 344 from all regions of Switzerland. Each face of the facade is dedicated to a specific type of sign - motorway, A-road and urban road signs and a neutral rear wall. The west facade facing the new arena is hence blue, the south facade green and the north facade white. A solar energy system has been installed on the roof of the hall, with an area of 290 m² and 192 high-performance modules. Once it is fully up and running the system will generate 41,000 kWh of electricity annually, corresponding to the consumption of approximately ten 4-person households.

The two-storey hall with an exhibition area of roughly 2,000 m² comprises a display store, an interactive car theatre, a diverse range of individually designed theme islands covering topics such as safety, commercial traffic, car & work, changing visions and more, and a display workshop."
Primary Vehicle Category: Cars

Hours of Operation:
Summertime 10:00 - 18:00 Wintertime 10:00 - 17:00

Cost of Admission: 28.00 (listed in local currency)

Physical address of Museum:
Lidostrasse 5
Luzern, LU Switzerland

Museum Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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