Verkehrshaus der Schweiz - Luzern, Switzerland
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Quick Description: The Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern has a large aviation department.
Date Posted: 9/7/2011 1:20:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMCH1N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Min Dawg
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Long Description:
The Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern has a large hall dedicated to aviation and space flight.

It has over 30 original aircrafts, hundreds of other original aviation artifacts, many scale models and simulations.

Some of highlights are:
- the first Swiss airplane Dufaux 4 from 1910
- the last existing Lockheed 9C Orion from 1931
- a Convair CV-990 Coronado and a DC-3 in the outdoor area
- the Breitling Orbiter 2, Bertrand Piccard's second attempt to circumnavigate the earth in a balloon
- EURECA research satellite, one of only a few large satellites brought back from space.

From the web site: "Since the opening of the Aviation and Space Travel Hall in 1972, witnesses to the world of aviation from the past, present and future have been collected, refurbished and made accessible to the general public.
A living show, adapted and expanded over the decades that has gained worldwide renown. Milestones along the path of this development were the space travel exhibition “Cosmorama” in 1999 and the renovation to mark “100 years of powered flight” in 2003 followed by three further renovation stages. And care has been taken throughout to ensure that all aviation sectors and areas such as flight safety, airports, flying weather, air rescue services, civil and military flight are presented in an attractive fashion."
Museum Name: Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

Museum Web Address: [Web Link]

Museum Address:
Lidostrasse 5
Luzern, LU Switzerland

Museum Focus:: General Aviation

Cost:: 28.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of Operation:: From: 10:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

List at least one aircraft on display:: Dufaux 4, Fokker F-Vlla, Lockheed 9C Orion, Fieseler Storch Fi 156, Douglas DC-3, Agusta A 109 K2, Breitling Orbiter 2, EURECA research satellite, Convair CV-990 Coronado and many more

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