Favorite picture for this post:
|"The Dying Lion" by Lukas Ahorn, Lucerne Switzerland|
The hotel we stayed at was the Grand National. Here's a side view.
|The Grand National Hotel, Lucerne Switzerland|
|The Grand national Hotel, Lucerne|
|the view from our room in the Grand National Hotel, Lucern|
The group arrived in the afternoon after taking that memorable train ride on the Glacier Express. By now my husband and I were past the jet lag stage of the trip and wanted to see as much as possible. We had the whole afternoon and evening free so we could do what we wanted too. We got the brochures that they handed us and flipped through them. We picked out a restaurant that we thought we would enjoy. We decided we would walk around first and then go there. One of the things I really wanted to see was the Dying Lion memorial. When people think of Lucerne they usually uses the bridges and walls as the keepsake image for the city but I feel this tribute could be used just as well. So we walked there first but it started to rain but a little bit of rain wasn't going to stop us. As we walked we would duck into some stores and look at things there also. Here are some of the things we saw as we walked along.
|The front of the central train station, Lucerne|
|The Cathedral, Lucerne Switzerland|
|The Fritschi Fountain, Lucerne Switzerland|
|House of the "Zu Pfistern' Guild|
|The town hall|
|Chapel Bridge/ Kapellbrucke|
|night time along the Carl-Spitteler Quai|
The next day we took the ferry for a ride on the lake. We had to walk to it and as I we walked I took a couple more photos that I thought would be best to be included here.
There's more to come....
PS: I do want to thank the group that took us on this awesome adventure and all the wonderful people we got to know while going on it. You know who you are - THANK YOU.
Also I have to thank my husband for wanting to explore this town with me and making it so interesting to see.