Switzerland
Lucerne

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  • Day4

    Great day in Switzerland.

    May 3, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    We traveled 45 minutes by train through the beautiful Swiss countryside to the city of Lucern with our friends, Imelda and Risch. Shopping and sightseeing were the first order of business and there was no shortage of shops. From Swiss Army Knives, made in Schwyz, to watches, cheese and of course, chocolates, it was all together, nestled amongst historical buildings, some over 500 years old.Read more

  • Day68

    Lucerne - Town

    October 7, 2015 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    The next day we took the train with Paul to Lucerne, another very pretty train ride with lakes and hills around. Lucerne itself is another picturesque town/city on the lake, but (ok Paul) with a bit more to see than Thalwil.

    There was also a neat little travelling fun fair near the train station - apparently they move around to all the towns/cities in the area. Looked great lit up at night too!
    There weren't any free walking tours so we just wandered around the main town / old town areas, including over the old wooden bridge (which has burnt down a number of times) with the paintings in the rafters which all feature skeletons for some reason.
    We stopped for a while near the bridge (pic #3 in the next post) to watch them blocking part of the river for a dam/power plant mechanism - gotta find the engineering tidbits amongst the scenery/history!
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  • Day68

    Lucerne - Hill

    October 7, 2015 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    After wandering the town we took a short walk up the hill to the old town wall where you can still climb up the towers and along part of the wall.
    One of the towers had an impressive clock mechanism in it for a main bell, along with a bunch of other working clocks with different designs and exposed mechanisms - more engineering, yay!
    Another tower provided amazing panoramic views over the city (unfortunately cloud covered the bigger mountains in the distance).

    After the towers we went to see the lion statue, which I wasn't expecting to be much, but actually turned out to be really nice/impressive. It felt secluded, surrounded by trees and a pond, while also impressively set into a rather large rock face that looked like it had been scratched by a giant paw.
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  • Day51

    Lichtenstein. Lucerne..

    October 1, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    More Scenic country pass through many checkpoints today to get here. Lichtenstein was quaint. passed Lake Constance on the way. Switzerland is a postcard miles of green hills .mountains.cows. traditional art of revelry and cow bells, saw playing, dancingciws big beers. A bit of fun. Walk home over a bridge which was built in 1300. One of those enclosed Bridges you see only in postcard. Highlight of the evening. I'm still upset will try not to have an effect the rest of the trip like it did todayRead more

  • Day46

    Lucerne

    July 14, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Lucerne Post

    First of all, yay celebrity post! This one brought to you by Anna. So, I’m focusing on our day in Lucerne. Upon arriving at Lucerne, we met up with our guide, Roli, at our hotel. Roli lives in Lucerne and seemed to love living there. After that, we made our way to the museum of transportation, but not without first stopping to take in the beautiful sites of the Alps and the lake. There was no shortage of swans and ducks swimming around in the very clear waters of the lake. When we arrived at the museum, we realized we were not going there for the transportation, we were going there for chocolate! After all, there are not many things better than chocolate in life :) We first got chocolate from Lindt chocolatiers, where we tasted original milk chocolate truffles After that, we tried various type of chocolate as well as liquid chocolate. Then, we got into a cargo shipping box that was likely used to transport cacao beans that would take us to the the chocolate experience! We got into a round rollercoaster-type car that would take us on a chocolate journey from where the cacao beans were grown and picked to the ingredients in different types of chocolate. We learned many things on the chocolate journey, but most especially that pralines can make you weak in the knees! We also got chocolate at the conclusion of the chocolate experience—yum! After the chocolate experience, we took a boat ride to begin our mountain adventures! The boat showed us picturesque views of the surrounding Alps, as well as little towns along the lake. We got off the boat at the base of the cog train that would take us up Mount Pilatus. Before going up the mountain, we stopped at a cafe where we grabbed some lunch. The cog train was extremely steep—it actually is the steepest and longest cog train in the world! Yay! Views were breathtaking going up the mountain. We saw many people hiking up the mountain, which I would DEFINITELY do next time I go to Lucerne. The trip up the mountain took a little while, and Michael fell asleep...but it was super cool to see the differences as we changed elevation, so it seemed like it flew by for me. Once we got to the top the views were breathtaking! We climbed up a bunch of steps (I told us to count the steps—but alas we forgot) to see even more amazing views! There were a few people paragliding too which looked like it would be tons of fun! Definitely going on my bucket list. Roli mentioned to us about the option of “tobogganing” (not sure if that is a real word but I’m using it) down part of the mountain. So, us being curious, we checked it out. It turned out being so much fun! We even found an extra ticket so Roli could do it with us! We got close to cows and also got to see even more mountainous views of the Swiss Alps. Then we took a cable car down the mountain, which was also pretty cool and fun. We got down the mountain and then took a walk around the town of Lucerne. It was very cute! We saw and walked on a famous bridge, Kapellbrücke, that is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe! It almost all burned down a few years back, but it was able to be restored. On the inside of the bridge, there are many paintings, and you can tell where the bridge was destroyed because there are no paintings there. We continued our stroll around the town, and then at the end of our tour, Roli brought us Swiss wine and cheese, which were both delicious! We concluded our day with dinner on the boat, Wilhelm Tell. Overall, great day in Lucerne! Definitely worth a visit!
    Thanks Emily for asking me to write a post, it was fun!
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  • Day19

    Luzern

    July 25, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Unser letzter Stop war Luzern und dieser Stop war es wirklich wert auch wenn wir eine Handyrechnung über 50€ wegen dem Internet hatten oder den teuren Preisen aber die Stadt ist so schön freundlich und sauber und dass wir bei July waren war soooo schön😍 der perfekte Ausklang

You might also know this place by the following names:

Luzern, Lucerne, لوسرن, Горад Люцэрн, Люцерн, ལུ་ཛེར་ན།, Lucern, Lucerna, Λουκέρνη, Lucerno, Luzerna, לוצרן, ルツェルン, ლუცერნი, 루체른, Lüzerna, Liucerna, Lucerni, Луцерн, Łuxerna, 卢塞恩

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