Lucerne Travel Guide

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Watch This Stunning Swiss Alps Time-Lapse, Then Visit the Summit Yourself

November 6, 2012 at 2:18 PM | by | ()

Helvetia's Dream from Alessandro Della Bella on Vimeo.

Ever flown into Switzerland's Zurich Airport? You step off the plane and the soaring windows fill only with the expanse of blue sky all around. Then you step into the terminal transfer train and, in the darkness, there's the sound of cows mooing, cow bells clanking and alpine horns tooting from the speakers.

The first bit of the video below instantly brought us back to that moment at Zurich Airport, as it also features that typical Swiss soundtrack...before jumping into a rhythm to compliment the stupendous vistas in the time-lapse.

This video. named "Helvetia's Dream," comes from Swiss photographer Alessandro Della Bella and is an ode to his homeland and the landscape in which he grew up. He obviously headed to the top of a few mountains for the shots, but we're here to tell you that you can as well, and easily.

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All Hail Swiss Transportation at the 'Verkehrshaus'

Where: Lidostrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland
May 8, 2009 at 9:36 AM | by | ()

More, more, more! We want more ways to play with and touch modes of transportation. Yes, we are that into planes, trains and automobiles, which is why the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, or Swiss Transport Museum in Lucerne, Switzerland is our "kid in a candy store" place where we go bonkers for a bit.

You see, Switzerland is rife with more than just chocolate, ultra-safe banking and Alps; it's also got a soft spot for transportation with its abundance of cogwheel trains, Swissair planes, vintage paddlewheel lake steamer boats, ski gondolas and inter-city trains. The Verkehrshaus (pronounced like fair-cares-house) simply wallows in the splendor of the country's mobile history by displaying some of these awesome machines and adding an IMAX theatre and planetarium to boot.

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