Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Lucerne

Observatory · Science Museum
Explore the history of transportation and dream about its future possibilities at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. The interactive museum features more than 3,000 displays, narrating not only the past and present story of transport and mobility, but also providing a glimpse of the future possibilities of traveling and communicating in outer space. In addition to galleries devoted to all types of land, sea, and air vehicles, the museum houses an IMAX theater and planetarium. When you get tired of train engines, cars, and space capsules, head to the museum's chocolate-themed exhibit, designed to inform visitors about the origin, production, and transportation of one of Switzerland's most famous exports. Save time by buying your tickets online. Plan to visit Verkehrshaus der Schweiz during your Lucerne vacation using our convenient Lucerne route maker website.
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  • Looks like their prime goal is to occupy hundreds of kids at same time. Very fuzzy itinerary inside museum and lots of queues on simulators and stuff.  more »
  • Went here on the recommendation of many friends, but found it very average. A lot of exhibits showing signs of age, although a lot of the signs are available in 4 languages including English, quite a....  more »
  • We've just returned from this wonderful museum with children (6 & 4 and 1) who have just had a "brilliant excellent day" to quote our two oldest. I have to say my wife and I also had a pretty amazing....  more »
  • What an awesome museum for the kiddos! Allows you to take a peek inside the methods of transportation throughout Switzerland and also gives you a full history of the system. There’s a really nice gift shop and a cafeteria with lots of seating room. Very easy to get here if you take the cruise over from central Luzern. Only a 2 minute walk from the cruise. There’s also a cute park close by.
  • Excellent museum. I could spend entire day in each of the pavilions. There are also a lot of family oriented and kids oriented activities. A must if you visit Lucerne, definitely high in the list of tourist attractions. But a warning - if you are a transport enthusiast, plan at least a day in order not to be disappointed. After the museum is closed a walk around the lake could be enjoyed in the evening.
  • If you are into vehicles and engines this is the place to go. A great museum, really organized and interesting displays of different vehicles. Big place in a nice location by a lake. I loved the experience, pretty sure you'd love it too. The understanding and real-life perception of the size of these machines is mesmerising! If you are in Luzern anyway I hope you don't let yourself miss out 🎈😊
  • Love this place, a lot of interesting information, the museum is divided into different sections: railway and maritime transport, aviation section, another section is designated for cars and motorbikes. In each section there's a simulator of a vehicle that you can drive. There's also a Planetarium and chocolate adventure, which explains you how chocolate is made, after excursion you get some delicious candies. Strongly recommend this museum
  • Absolutely fantastic. So much to see. Plan a whole day there or better split in a couple of days. The expositions are very well done. The interactive stuff is fantastic.

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