Walking in Lucerne

Walking in Lucerne

Walking tour of Lucerne

After another set of trains, we were in Lucerne.

We spent a while considering a boat ride on Lake Lucerne, and possibly summiting mount Rigi for the view, but we opted instead for a long walk around town to see the famous chapel bridge from the 14th century, to climb to the medieval ramparts of the city walls, and to visit the beloved but sad lion monument.

We ate at Restaurant Rathaus Brauerei, wandered through old town listening to accordions playing, and sampled chocolate and pastries. We also enjoyed our airy bed and breakfast, and will tour the Rosengart Art Museum before with heading back to the alps tomorrow.

 

 

Ease and efficiency of high speed train travel continues to amaze me. We were on the second floor of this one.

 

Lovely, airy, four person room in a Lucerne Bed and Breakfast, huge bathroom across the hall.

 

Three layers of windows shut out noise and light, but no screens and no A/C anywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted panels from the 14th century.

 

After the fire, they left some of the painted panels charred to remember the loss of the original artwork.

 

 

 

 

We ate inside those archways. My husband had the “best chicken salad of his life” there; unfortunately I did not get a photo of it.

 

Pretzels instead of bread before the meal. They were good.

 

I had a “mixed salad” which, by the way, isn’t mixed. All the heavier bits they put on the plate, with the lighter greens sitting on top.

 

A different street accordion player regaled around each corner. Since our younger daughter plays, we followed the strains of their music through the labyrinth of old town.

 

Heading up, up the hill to the ramparts. Shutters on the windows are ubiquitous.

 

 

 

Medieval ramparts walling in the city. Great views from there.

 

 

Mechanism inside of the clocktower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We walked to the famous lion memorial.

 

 

Patisseries everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remarkably good vegetarian sandwich.

 

The pastry I chose was stuffed with pear.

 

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2 Comments

  1. John+gregory 10 months ago

    Beautiful.

  2. Diane W 10 months ago

    That bakery looks very tempting! Great photos!

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