Lucerne is hands down my favourite place in Europe that I’ve visited so far. I knew it was going to be beautiful from what I’d seen online prior to our trip, but seeing it in the flesh confirms its impressive reputation.
After getting up crazy early and saying goodbye to Darryl’s family in Neunkirch, we got train number one of two on route to Lucerne. Passing through Schaffhausen, Zurich and countless other beautiful towns during the hour trip was as stunning as it sounds, and eventually the fog began to clear and turn into glorious sun and blue skies.
After dragging our cases along the cobbled paths and pushing through the bustling market crowds, we checked into The Tourist Hotel. It turns out haggling for a river view is worth the awkwardness, because we were given the key to a top floor river/mountain view room. It wasn’t the best hotel we’ve stayed in, but the views of the town and Mt Pilatus was worth it. All checked in and ready to go, it was time to explore!
With no real plan of action for the day, we spent the afternoon wandering in and out of chocolate shops, markets, tourist attractions and walking along the gorgeous river. We walked right the way down to the Swiss Museum of Transport, which we only entered purely to get a sneak peek at their Lindt shop.
Before dinner we decided to do ‘the wall walk’, which involved a lot of steps, but the result was a spectacular view of Lucerne beneath you. How can a town be so pretty?
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