Beyond Beautiful Switzerland Chapter 13: Strolling in Lucerne
Travelogue: 19 June 2015
As beautiful as Interlaken was, we did not want to miss exploring Lucerne.
Due to its location on the shore of Lake Lucerne, within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne has long been a destination for tourists. One of the city’s famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century. Source here.
It was cloudy and it looked like it was going to rain. We wanted to take some mood shots of ourselves overlooking the Chapel Bridge.
We are pretty good right? #sayyes
Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. It serves as the city’s symbol and as one of Switzerland’s main tourists’ attractions. More information here.
Lucerne is the perfect place to shop, dine in a nice cafe or simply sit by the river to watch the swans.
People were busy feeding the birds. Basically, they will all come to you if you have food. I am jealous of these people with bird food who are getting all the love.
If you stroll around the city, you will notice how the buildings are beautifully decorated with paintings from medieval times.
I was the most fascinated and impressed by this one.
It was so pretty, the calligraphy and all.
I really enjoyed the stroll.
We ended our day by going to the supermarket to get some groceries and food for dinner. I was still busy taking photos, yes, I am the one on the group who will usually be the last to leave and will take photos of literally everything I see.
It was then, that I saw this person stuck to the wall. Poor thing. And these three travel mates of mine who did not want to help him.