Rhine FallsJune 10, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C
Last stop on our way back home!
Another day, another host.
I pretty much felt like home when we arrived at Christina's place on Thursday. We booked two nights via Airbnb again and stayed with some groovy people close to Zurich. They were so warm and welcoming that I didn't feel like a guest ... more like a friend staying overnight!
Chrinstina gave us tons of infomartion about the city and told us what to see and to do!
So we spent our day visiting all the main sights of the city. We started at the opera house, walked along the Limmat river through the old city, stopped at the train Station, followed a board walk to a nice cafe called Babus Coffeehouse (the cinnamon bun was soooo good) and finished the circle at the St. Peters church after we enjoyed the view over the city on the Lindenhof!
It was a great day and I really enjoyed that it wasn't to stressful! My Mom and I just stopped where we wanted and in the afternoon we had a nap on the wall next to the river! It was so cool :-D
On our way back we also stopped at a place called "Frau Gerolds Garten". It's a fancy spot where you can hang out after work. Built out of these huge containers ... really nice with good vibes.
In the evening I walked to a little lake called "Katzensee". My Mom was to exhausted to join but it was to get away by myself and to enjoy the silence while I was watching the sunset.
All in all another great day in Switzerland and nice memories of this year!Read more
Had a great day on top of Pilatus Mountain. We took the cable car up and followed a little trail to the highest point of the mountain. On our way to get there we met super nice people and one guy lent me his binoculars to see some mountain goats which were chilling just a ledge of the mountain.
We saw some nice flowers and spent most of the time just hiking around and absorbing all the sunshine!
Somehow I feel like I don't need to mention again how nice the view was .... :-DRead more
On our third day we woke up early to catch the train to Lucerne where we got on a boat to Küssnacht. From there we took the train again to get to Weggis where we were able to take the Gondola/Cable car up to the Rigi Kulm Peak!
Amazing! A bit chilly and windy but who cares if you have this view?!
We took the Panorama trail to Rigi Scheidegg and on our way we passed many cows and nice huts! The view was (again) fantastic and breathtaking and I'm glad that the pictures turned out so well :)
We actually planned to take the gondola there to get back to Weggis, but when we arrived late in the afternoon the lady at the little shop just laughed at us and said that the gondola just closed for repairs .... and then she said that the last gondola down goes within the next hour from a station which is about an hour away from there.
My mom and me just looked at each other .... having totally different reactions to the situation ... me: laughing and thinking how funny life can be sometimes and my mom: freaking out because she didn't expect us to be at the gondola in time and being afraid that we have to walk aaaall the way down to the bottom.
While we were "running" to the next station I told her that it could be worse but she was totally in her zone :-D
We made it back in time and everything was good (what else??) and we enjoyed our boat ride watching the sun setting over the lake and the mountains ...Read more
On our first day we drove to Lucerne and got a bit lost because of the traffic. We wanted to go to the Lion Monument but could'nt see any signs telling us the direction. After a few minutes of driving around we parked the car in one of the parking houses, crossed the street turned into another street and I swear I didn't know where we were going but five minutes later we were standing in front of the monument. One of those moments :-D
The night before when we came back from the walk we did some Research what to see and to do in Lucerne and I was really confidend that this trip will be really organized and well prepared. But as life is sometimes we again ended up just walking around having no idea where to go and found all the places more or less by mistake :-D
I guess seeing the city like that was the best way to do it. It was a bit cloudy and rainy so we went into the Church of St. Leodegar stayed there till the rain stopped, walked along the waterfront, visted the old city (which was really pretty), crossed the river on the Chapel Bridge and walked into the Jesuit Church after it started raining again.
At the ticket office we got our bus pass for the next two days and while we were walking around the train station we noticed how well organized everything is. The same in the next few days later when we were using public transportation we were impressed that everything worked out so well! Buses and boots were more than punctual, everybody was super nice, friendly and polite!
I'm still so happy that we went there! Lucerne was so much better than I imagined it! It was not to big, everything was walkable, the houses and streets were so cute and pretty and with the mountains close by it's the perfect spot to go out on some adventures.
Some Facts about the city:
Lucerne (German name: Luzern; French name: Lucerne; Italian name : Lucerna; Romansh name: Lucerna; Lucerne Swiss-German: Lozärn) is located in central Switzerland. Because it is in the German-speaking portion of the country most of the people speak German but they also speak fluent english, maybe french or italian. I found it was really international even if everybody was greeting with Grüzi :-D.
Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and part of the district with the same name. With a population of about 81,057 people Lucerne is the most populous town in Central Switzerland.
Popular is Lucerne especially to tourists, because of the good location within the sight the mounts Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps and because ist right on the shores of Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldstättersee).Read more
Somewhen last year my mom told me about this place where she used to go with her Family when she was younger. Somehow I always kept her stories in mind and when I came back a few weeks ago I asked if shes still interessted to go! Of course she was and so we booked 3 nights in Sarnen close to Lucerne via Airbnb and ended up in this wonderfull apartment and stayed with there together with Helena who traveld quiet a bit in her life.
The view was phenomenal and when we arrived after 5 hours of driving we decided to spend the evening walking around, enjoying the scenery of the mountains and the lake.Read more