Planetenweg Laufen - Jupiter - Laufen, BL, Switzerland
Posted by: fi67
N 47° 24.198 E 007° 29.683
32T E 386425 N 5251081
Quick Description: The planet walk of Laufen features a solar system model in the scale 1:1,000,000,000. This is the location of Jupiter.
Location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland
Date Posted: 4/12/2012 12:55:34 AM
Waymark Code: WME71V
The planet walk of Laufen is a hiking path from Laufen to Liesberg that features a solar system model in the scale 1:1,000,000,000. Both the size and the distances are to-scale. This means Pluto is almost 6km from the sun. But beware, the distances are always linear or as the crow flies. The real walking distance is over 13.7km. If you make this in 4 to 5 hours you still traveled faster than light (in scale). It is a hiking path, most planets are not accessible by vehicles.
The Jupiter model has a diameter of 14.3cm. It is located in the forest near a cabin. Distance from the sun is 778 meters.
Laufen, BL Switzerland
To-Scale by distance: yes
To-Scale by Size: yes
Is the model an Orrery?: no
Web Page: [Web Link]
24/7 in theory, but you need some daylight to go there.
Admission Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)
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