Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Lucerne

Lidostrasse, 5, Luzern
Luzern, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)41 370 44 44
closed on: open every day
Museum Type: Transports / Automotive
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz Luzern Swiss Museum of Transport

The Verkehrshaus der Schweiz Luzern (Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne) is one one the most visited attractions in Switzerland.
Opened in 1959, the museum is mostly dedicated to the various forms of human transportation, yet it also includes galleries focused on Swiss art, media, information technology, and food production; the Swiss Museum of Transport is especially aimed at children and schools, but can also be appreciated by adults.

Above: an exterior view of the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne; photo by Pius Koller courtesy of Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

The transport permanent exhibition of the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz is divided into various sections – each related to a different means of transportation, including trains and railways, automobiles, ships, cable cars, aircraft, and spaceships – and features a large collection of vehicles, together with historical artifacts, graphics, information panels, and multimedia exhibits.


Double Red Arrow “Churchill” train, 1939, Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne, photo by Photopress/VHS, courtesy of the Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne

Media World is a permanent exhibition focused on new and traditional media, presented by the means of interactive stations, a TV studio, and special effect workshops.

Also part of the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, the Hans Erni Museum presents the works of Swiss artist Hans Erni (1909-2015), renowned for his graphic designs, figurative and abstract paintings, and large-scale murals.

Along with the permanent exhibition galleries, the museum includes the I-factory laboratory focused on information technology, a planetarium, an IMAX cinema, an auditorium, a congress center, a documentation center, a sculpture garden, two restaurants, and three cafes.
The Verkehrshaus der Schweiz is fully accessible to physically-impaired people; a limited number of wheelchairs is also available, free of charge.


“Media Factory” at the Swiss Museum of Transport, photo by Stefan Waefler


The “Cosmorama” section is dedicated to space flights


Scale model of the Gotthard railway north ramp between Erstfeld and Wassen, photo by Stefan Waefler, courtesy of the Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne

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