Lake Lucerne in Switzerland

August 11th, 2015 | by Annie
Lake Lucerne in Switzerland

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We stayed at the Grand Hotel National embedded upon Lake Lucerne. The views were gorgeous and it was the perfect place from which to venture out into the city.  For a few days we walked everywhere for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between! There were of course cuckoo clock shops on every street corner. After some diligent research, I found just the cuckoo clock for me. We negotiated a fair price and the store owner even through in a bar of Swiss chocolate to make the deal happen.

One day we ordered lunch to our room with a bottle of the local wine and simply watched the sky change from dark to light as each of the tourist boats made their way slowly across the lake only stopping to give guests a look at the life on shore.  One boat was playing dixie jazz tunes loud enough for us to enjoy from our hotel window.

One day I made my way to the Rosengart museum where they had a Picasso exhibit. It’s a gorgeous museum and some impressive Picasso pieces I hadn’t seen anywhere else.

On my way back I walked along the Chapel Bridge. This happens to be the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland dating back to the middle of the 14th century.  What makes it most unusual are the beautiful bouquets of flowers along each side of the bridge and what makes it quite famous are the gorgeous paintings under the eves.  There is a Water Tower at one end which also served as a dungeon, an archive and a treasury vault right up to the 19th century.

Lake Lucerne is an all together tranquil yet enjoyable city and I hope to return again very soon.  The Lucerne city website provides vital information for anyone planning a trip

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