Right, so if you are travelling to Switzerland with kids/big people/transportation lovers/or anyone else you must hop a train down to Luzern to visit their most amazing transportation museum, Verkehrshaus.
This is place is for the books friends. You will not regret visiting here even if transportation isn't your first love in life, AND if you get the Swiss Pass like we did (also worth every penny, trust me) you get to go to this museum half price and dozens more for free (worth. every. penny.)
I have been to Verkehrshaus many times in past trips and knowing my son, and my husband, and my father I also knew that on this trip this museum would definitely be on the top three places to visit while we were there. Here is a Boyds-eye-view glimpse of what this museum has to offer:
Trains, always a Boyd favorite.
|That's right, they are walking underneath a locomotive.|
Aviation your shtick? they got that too.
Oh and this, you have got to check this out when you go. It is the juke box of automobiles. Just select the model you want to see up close, press a button, wait for it while this fancy machine pulls the life sized car out and brings it down to nose level for your viewing pleasure. Car lovers bliss.
There is plenty to see inside the museum, but there is also a massive outdoor arena full of wonderful interactive activities for kids (and adults) to engage in ranging from construction play, water works, aviation, trains, and more, so much more.
This arena is huge, and if you don't feel like you have any energy left to walk from activity station to activity station, no worries, the fine people at Verkehrshaus have left dozens of scooters lying about, large and small, for your riding pleasure that make getting around much easier. Just pick one up, hop on, scoot, hop off, play, pick up scooter, repeat.
Happy summer, friends!