Planetenweg Laufen - Neptune - Bärschwil, SO, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 23.527 E 007° 26.787
32T E 382758 N 5249910
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 Neptune.
Location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland
Date Posted: 4/12/2012 2:09:53 AM
Waymark Code: WME71Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 1

Long Description:
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 5cm. The distance from the sun model is about 4.5 kilometers as the crow flies. The walking distance is much more. Meanwhile the walk has left Laufen. The Neptune model is located in the a forest west of Bärschwil.
Address:
Allmendstrasse
Bärschwil, SO Switzerland
4252


To-Scale by distance: yes

To-Scale by Size: yes

Is the model an Orrery?: no

Web Page: [Web Link]

Hours:
24/7 in theory, but you need some daylight to go there.


Admission Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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