If you are in the Heidelberg area and you have kids who are into trains, planes, and automobiles, then make your way to the Technik Museum Speyer! It is worth the detour!
Unless, of course, you have a fear of heights, as I do 🙂 All the airplanes are mounted high in the sky, and you climb circular staircases to get up to them. There is even a Boeing 747 about 6 stories off the ground. Those stairs were a bit easier … until you got to the last set. I just couldn’t do it! But PER and the boys did!! Hippo even went with PER out on the wing! Yup you can just walk out on the wing of the 747 SOOOOOO high off the ground!! Don’t worry, though, there is fencing to keep you safe!
The kids liked the planes best of all. But inside, you can also see vintage cars, an old train, and even a space shuttle! They also have an IMAX theater. And there is a cafe where you can get lunch.
Is it good for kids?
You bet! It’s a kid’s paradise! Unless they aren’t into mechanical things. Our boys aren’t even all that into cars and such, but they loved this museum!
What about the cost?
For just the museum, the tickets are free for children 4 and under. Ages 5 – 14, tickets cost €13. Adult tickets cost €16. If you want to do the IMAX film, there is a combination ticket, too.
Where is it?
It’s about a 25 minutes west of Heidelberg.