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“Three billion trains”

Swiss Museum of Transport
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Swiss Chocolate Adventure Experience at Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne
Ranked #6 of 82 things to do in Lucerne
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Open to discoverers. Experience in interesting and diverse ways the development of transport and mobility by road, rail and water as well as in the air and outer space - yesterday, today and in the future. Technical achievements enable us to be mobile and shape our lives. It is only the mental agility of tinkerers, inventors and explorers that has made people as mobile as they are today. The fascinating history of transport and its vehicles together with their socio-political effects on our culture are the key themes of the Swiss Museum of Transport. More than 3000 objects displayed in an area exceeding 20,000 m² are witnesses to a moving history in the most literal sense and point to future challenges in the field of transport and mobility. The Swiss Chocolate Adventure is a new theme world that allows the visitor to learn interesting facts about the discovery, origin, production and transport of chocolate. Seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting: this multimedia voyage of discovery appeals to different senses. It illustrates the entire value creation and transport chains from the cultivation of the cocoa bean and the transport to Switzerland up to the manufacture and sale of the finished chocolate product. Filmtheatre - The largest screen in Switzerland: Spending 40 minutes exploring a strange world, seeing the very small in close up, the very large in its true size and experiencing a whole new film dimension. Planetarium - Travel with us through the realm of the stars. No matter what the outside weather, with state-of-the-art technology we will conjure up an impressive starry sky on the dome of our planetarium. Experience an unforgettable space walk from the comfort of your armchair. Since its opening in 1969, the Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium has been a source of fascination for young and old. Beneath the 18m dome, (projection area 508 m2) you will experience a breathtaking starry sky and discover the principles and the latest research findings from the world of astronomy. This, the only large planetarium in Switzerland, belongs to an exclusive circle able to depict dome-filling moving pictures on its 508 m2 area.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Columbia, South Carolina
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“Three billion trains”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

There is a ridiculous - in a good way - number of trains in this museum. There are other wings covering, for example, nautical transport and road transport, but the trains really take up the most space. If you're a train buff, you'll be all set. The kids loved almost everything, even if many of the presentations were fairly corporate. The road sign building had a great collection of old cars you could browse, with a computer system to tell you all about them. The cafeteria was merely passable.

Visited June 2012
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“Interactive museum with a sense of fun”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Great, huge, fun museum with a lot of interactive exhibits. Favorite is the jewel box theater where the audience can pick what cars are chosen from a massive wall of showcased cars. The Swiss F1 car is usually picked (no surprise). Loved the locomotives & the building made of real road signs (one is fake; the challenge is to find it).

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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“Fun interactive and informative”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We only had around 2 hours to get around the transport museum so did not do as much of the interactive activities as one could but still got to see a lot; highlights included the world's largest pinball machine, the collection of cars and walking on the giant aerial photo of Switzerland.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Simply outstanding!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Hands down the most interactive and informative transport museum we have visited. Worth going to Lucerne for! We got there at opening and left at closing time. Everything is first class from the exhibits to the facilities (umbrellas, lockers, canteen). It's quirky too e.g. one building is clad in street signs and completely interactive. Kids loved the mini construction site where you could ride a digger or shovel gravel. Tip: if you have a rail pass you can get a discount.

Visited January 2013
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Nahariya, Israel
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“Ok for kids and vist on cloudy day”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Museum seems great for kids; lots of real trains, planes, etc. etc. Can see, touch, play..so if your in the area and have time, good. I went to see the planetarium show, but not very good. Presentation poor and about 3/4 of narration was in German; the translation unit only good for small part. The section with trains very interesting and worth seeing. Interesting presentation of tunnel construction. By bus some 15 min from main train station. Also good place to have lunch. (with Swiss Pass, 50% off)

Visited February 2013
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