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Lake Lucerne Switzerland Museum of Transport

sunny 22 °C

The Museum of Transport
It was like a car museum crossed with the science center, lots of kids there. Rose watched a movie, I toured the museum.

The museum traces its history to 1897, when the first attempts at creating a museum of railway equipment were made. Following a national exhibition in 1914, the Swiss Railway Museum was founded by Swiss Federal Railways in 1918 in Zurich. The concept eventually grew to encompass all transportation and, in 1942, the Swiss Museum of Transport association was established. Swiss Federal Railways was joined by the Swiss Postal Telegraph and Telephone as well as other private transport, trade, industry, and tourism organizations. However, when no suitable site could be found in Zurich for the planned museum, the city of Lucerne offered the association a 22,500 square metres (242,000 sq ft) site adjacent to Lake Lucerne. Construction began in 1957 and the museum was opened two years later on 1 July 1959. A planetarium was added in 1969 and an aerospace hall in 1972.

The walk on the way to the museum.
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A unique feature of the museum is the outside of the automobile building covered with roads signs. Unfortunately one of the sides was covered with some sort of storage system.
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Not many north american cars but there was this Valiant of all things.
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Another car I have never heard of with a Chrysler hemi.
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This massive storage rack was on one wall.
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Greg & Jane the picture above didn't show all the names, then when I saw the other side, Vevey
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Another random item in the museum, a rescue pod used by a helicopter to retrieve people from broken down aerial trams and gondolas.
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Posted by ChrisBrancaccio 02:48 Archived in Switzerland Tagged lake museum switzerland lucerne auto

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