Photos by Amy Luetgert
Wow! Cool! That’s what visitors, and especially children, say after a few minutes in this 21,500-sq-foot museum in Lucerne, located right on Lake Lucerne.
With as many as 850,000 visitors a year, the museum is Switzerland’s most popular attraction of its type.
Children are fascinated by this mechanical concoction composed of things that “go.”
From space capsules to trains (big ones, as well as miniature ones that run through the grounds), to airplanes and helicopters and automobiles, from the latest media technologies and interactive hands-on exhibits to a cycle park, the Swiss Transport Museum displays more than 3,000 objects, plenty to keep two kids busy for a while.
With yellow hard hat on, Kellen shovels rock into a conveyor belt and dumps the rock out from a small rider tractor. What kid gets to do this anywhere else?
Kaitlyn looks up from “walking” over Switzerland where she has a wild aerial view. Then she works up enough courage to reach “into” a tornado.
Kaitlyn Luetgert, 9, and her brother Kellen, 6, from the Chicagoland area, spent an afternoon at the Museum with their parents, and their mother Amy Luetgert filed this photo report of their experiences.
Kaitlyn and Kellen participate in a hang glider simulation. The padded bench the kids are laying on is suspended from the ceiling by cables and moves with motion.
Everyone loves picking out a historic car from the 80 on display, which are then mechanically brought right in front of you.
For more info, go to Swiss Transport Museum