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On To Geneva for a Visit to CERN

A quick stop in Stuttgart for the Porsche Museum then on to Geneva

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From France we were headed to Switzerland to visit CERN, but thought we’d have a quick stop in Stuttgart as a break. We thought we’d take a day and visit the Porsche Museum.

It’s not that we have anything against Porsche but we are really Ferrari people, however, Ferrari wasn’t on our way to Switzerland, so Porsche it was. We’d stoop and make do!

The Porsche Museum was good, fun to see the history, and We got to hold and handle the steering wheel of a racer, work the paddles, that sort of thing. It’s something we wouldn’t have wanted to drop as it is worth about $30,000 US.
From Stuttgart we went on to Switzerland, to continue our journey.

Switzerland is beautiful, and we had glimpses of the alps. Unfortunately, it was hot and humid with rain even, but we still had coffee by Lake Geneva and walks along the lake.
CERN is worth the effort to visit. The accelerators are explained simply so that people, at least me, can get a basic understanding. The accelerator wasn’t running at the time so we didn’t get to see it working, at least what the researchers see. But we did get to see the original one and an explanation of its workings.
A word of caution, get to the front reception at 8am or just after 8. Have one person get into the queue early. They only take the 1st 24 people for the 11 am tour, then the remaining 24 must stand there until the next tour. There were only 2 tours the day we were there but the website will tell you how many tours for the day of your visit and the times. But, even before our tour started people were arriving too late to go on a tour that day. I was adamant that we get to CERN by 8am, or just after so we were fine.

Next trip to Switzerland I want to go to the alps.

Posted by Miss Chris 06:46 Archived in Switzerland Tagged switzerland stuttgart cern international_travel porsche_museum geneva_switzerland haldron_collider

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