Lucerne

Posted: July 9, 2014 in Lucerne
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“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” – Hilaire Belloc

On the way to Lucerne we had a quick stop at Brunig Pass that is halfway between Lucerne and Interlaken. We had a group tour photo in the highway and the village of Lungern, Canton of Obwalden is our backdrop. This municipality of Switzerland has the best beautiful scenery of the mountains parted by the emerald green waters of Brunig lake. I could simply be lost for days in this holiday region of Lungern-Schönbüel and won’t feel panic as the beautiful nature will pacify all the bad feeling as this is haven for mountaineers, walkers, water sports enthusiast and winter skiers.

Lightning never strike in the same place twice but I felt nothing can steal my thunder when we reached Lucerne was just here Sept 2011  and I’m feeling more blessed than happy being in this gorgeous town again. There was no major change in this old town it still embodies the picture perfect, storybook idea of a Swiss town. (see: My Stroll in Lucerne, Switzerland)

As part of the tour we walked around the busy streets and headed for the Lion Monument that is dedicated to the 42 members of the Swiss Guard who were assigned to protect Louis the XVI, Maria Antoinette and their family at the Royal Palace during the French Revolution of 1792.

We fed a bevy of swans swimming in the Lucerne lake near the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) and nearby had a peek of the Restaurant Bodu where I had my mouth watering French cuisine Sunday lunch once.

There was time for snacks and so we just pick this random coffee shop and chat our extra time away while others in our group tour are busy shopping Rolex watches in some prestigious shop recommended by our tour manager where he has connections and can get discounts – Envious!

It was nice to see again this beautiful small city, a car free zone and small enough to be explored by foot.

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