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A Transient Go to To Lucerne and Safenwil, Switzerland

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Waking up one morning from deep sleep we noticed an amber glow within the skies. Looking of the window, we have been blown by the magnificent portray like sky of Lucerne. We had our first ‘Why is Switzerland Known as So Image-Postcard Stunning’ second.

On a short journey to Paris, we had taken out two days (sure, solely two days) to make a fast journey to Lucerne and Safenwil. And we wished to drive it as a result of we wished to see and expertise extra of the ‘land’. Paris to Lucerne is a roughly 6 hour drive, and the attractive route is surrounded by blossoming farms and small stretches of forests.

We entered Lucerne within the night whereas daylight was nonetheless round. After hanging round until dinner within the metropolis we headed to the Gasthaus zum Kreuz, our fantastic resort. A fantastic previous lodge, it’s barely 2km from metropolis heart, and has a beautiful view of the alps, notably Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi.

Subsequent morning, after hearty Swiss breakfast, we headed out in direction of Mount Rigi.

Overlooking the Lake Lucerne, the area round Mount Rigi is a wonderful mountaineering spot with many effectively marked out trails. We walked within the meadows for a few hours and it was time to go to Safenwil. A Swiss pal from this village had invited us over, and fortunately due to that we received to see this beautiful village, which wouldn’t have been on our journey radar..Usually the perfect and most memorable journeys are these the place you make a connection and we did, on this journey. Safenwil is roughly a one hour drive from Lucerne, passes via wonderful Swiss countryside and small villages. It was time to say good bye to Lucerne and head to Safenwil…

 

The morning view from Gasthaus zum Kreuz

The morning view from Gasthaus zum Kreuz

Drive to Lucerne from Paris.

Farms blossoming with a wealthy yellow. Are these mustard fields?

Highway from Paris to Lucerne

The freeway from Paris, France to Lucerne, Switzerland, is attractive, with farms and small forest stretches on both facet.

Alps..

The primary view of the Alps…

Welcome to Lucerne

Lastly, Lucerne…

parking at Lucerne Train Station.

Coming into the car parking zone in Lucerne.

Lucerne railway Station

The Lucerne Prepare station. Very handy to journey to different components of Europe from right here.

Lake Lucerne in Switzerland

On the Lake Lucerne…

View of the Alps.

A view of the Alps from our room. Don’t miss the rainbow.

View of Alps from Lucerne

Framing the view via the window of our room at Guesthaus zum Kreuz

Restaurant at Guesthaus zum Kreuz.

Our breakfast at Lucerne Gasthaus zum Kreuz was a scrumptious Swiss unfold, on this superb historically designed eating room.

Restaurant at Guesthaus zum Kreuz.

Love that font. So Swiss.

Ceiling at the Guesthaus Zum Kreuz.

To not miss the elaborately designed ceiling and ceramic plates on the Restaurant of Guesthaus zum Kreuz.

Cheese and Salami Breakfast

Breakfast had essentially the most yummy cheese and salamis…

Breads

With heat contemporary and scrumptious alternative of breads…

Gasthaus Kreuz

This excellent resort has been within the household for over 100 years.

Lucerne on May morning rain.

On a drizzly Could morning, regardless of the chilly rain, Lucerne stole our hearts…

Driving towards Mount Rigi

However after breakfast we needed to head in direction of Mount Rigi…

Towards Mount Rigi

And the street was lovely…

Meadows around Mount Rigi, Lucerne

Heading in direction of the meadows round Mount Rigi

Church in the meadows...

A fantastic church amongst the grass…

Meadows around Mount Rigi

These open alpine meadows are so attractive, so lovely…

The church in the meadows...

We walked over to the Church…

Lucerne

And beautiful unfold of the Alps…

This whole area could be very effectively marked out for trekking trails.

Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Lucerne

A Widespread Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) sits overrated within the Could breeze of Lucerne Alps.

The Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) in Lucerne.

The Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) in Lucerne.

Wildflower in the meadows of Lucerne Alps.

Wildflower within the meadows of Lucerne Alps.

Common Vole (Microtus arvalis) in Lucerne

A standard Vole (Microtus arvalis) forages within the undergrowth close to Mt Rigi in Lucerne, Switzerland

Lichen in a tree in Lucerne.

Lichen on a tree makes such a beautiful portray.

Another wild flower in the Alpine meadows in Lucerne.

One other wild flower within the Alpine meadows in Lucerne.

Park bench in Lucerne

Sitting amidst the meadow flowers…

Houses in Lucerne...

Driving via lovely Switzerland… oh, these beautiful homes…

What to do in Lucerne: The town itself has lots to see together with the Swiss Museum Of Transport. All the area being mountainous, there are many mountaineering trails. Within the winters you possibly can go snowboarding.

Within the metropolis itself, try to see the Chapel Bridge, a 200 meters lined picket bridge hooked up to the Water Tower which was in-built round 1300 AD. It has some 111 work inside. Go go to the Jesuit Church, Francesan Church, the Hof Church, the Lion Monument or Musegg Wall (town partitions from 13th century AD)

How To Attain : Lucerne could be very effectively related by Prepare, Street and near Zurich airport.

When to Go to: If you wish to go to for Winter season, strive January- February. April-Could is off-season, because the snow is melting, its usually barely moist too. July/August is summers and excessive season once more. October is off-season and December is Christmas!

 

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