Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
The Swiss Transport Museum, otherwise known as Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, is located in Lucerne. Tony and I visited this museum today because the weather was unfortunately a little dreary. The museum has been open since 1959 and exhibits all forms of transport, has a theatre and a planetarium.
We watched the movie ‘Rocky Mountain Express’ at the FilmTheatre, which boasts the biggest screen in Switzerland! The film had incredible cinematography that showed magnificent scenery including the majestically massive Canadian Rockies.
After visiting the train exhibition which showed the evolution and the variety of trains throughout history, we headed to the aviation section.
The museum is very interactive. Every department has a simulator where you may sit in the passenger seat and actually, fly, drive and steer.
The museum is also home to a Planetarium where we watched a short documentary, projected on the ceiling, about the planet Mars. We also managed to visit the space exhibition which displayed intriguing spacecraft equipment and many important astronomical achievements in recent years.
We explored the car factory, where we took part in the interactive showing of a Lamborghini.
We also managed a glance at the Hans Erni paintings in the gallery, which were a sight to see. Hans is a local artist and is still alive and well at the age of 105 years!
After an exhausting but enjoyable day, Tony the diligent lawyer and most intelligent man ever, showed me the Law Library at the University of Lucerne and I learnt some fascinating background about Constitutional Law in Switzerland. We also bypassed the Federal Insurance Court of Switzerland, which is now merged with the Federal Supreme Court.