Lucerne

“Visiting Lucerne is like going to Disneyland: You can’t imagine that it is real because it looks like a movie lot.” – Brad Thor

Switzerland was one of my dream destination since when I was younger … and this was all coming true now. So you can just imagine how excited we were…. Will it be a great and awesome place like I envisioned in my head or will it be a disappointment?

Below is our first view of Switzerland from the coach window. First stop was Lucerne. 

The main town as we were walking the streets of Lucerne.

We went on a 1-hour Lake Lucerne Panoramic Cruise. From there we had an amazing view of the Swiss Alps from the water. Relaxing on the vessel while enjoying the forested hillsides, the green meadows and the mountain peaks. 

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After the lake cruise, we walked around the Old City and saw these gorgeous architecture of restaurants,  some have traditional frescoed designs and some have colourful murals on the building’s facade.

In the heart of the city of Lucerne here are some places to see from left to right:

The Lion Monument, or the Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief in designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen.

The Kapellbrücke or Chapel Bridge is a covered wooden footbridge spanning the river Reusse diagonally and beside it is the water tower. It was September when we went and the bridge was covered with such lovely coloured flowers.

The next one is another wooden covered bridge and these have carvings and shows much of the history of the bridge.

Boat Dock on the Pier of Lake Lucerne

Church of St Leodegar in Lucerne

The last two photos were of the River Reusse

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, amazing place to be!

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    1. Teresa says:

      One of the best places I have been to, Aletta!

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      1. I can imagine that!

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  2. Alison says:

    Hope it lived up to your dreams Teresa, looks like a picture book

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, it did Ali. But forgot to mention that my husband and I got lost here haha. Both not good with directions.

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  3. ourcrossings says:

    Great post and fantastic photos! Lucerne is such a beautiful place to explore and photograph and I’m so glad that I had a chance to see it before the pandemic crisis started. Hopefully we can start traveling soon ☺️ Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    1. Teresa says:

      We are all hoping for that day to come soon!

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  4. lolaWi says:

    beautiful place i hope to see someday! 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      It is a beautiful place and peaceful too. One day soon Wi!

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