So we called our cab driver that took us to Mt Pilatus to come back and get us and take us to the town of Luzern...near Old Town..this is where he dropped us off...at Chapel Bridge Kapellbrucke)
I had seen it in pictures and it was on my list of things to see but man was this beautiful....I had no idea
the bridge crosses over the river Reuss
under the covering of the bridge is just gorgeous with paintings...can you tell I liked this bridge...it was hard for me to choose which pictures of it to share with you
the bridge was built in 1333 to help defend the city...after a fire in 1933 the landmark was restored
and the swans just make this beautiful
and a view from the bridge
this town was just gorgeous
it was a great place to walk and sight see
while walking around we found this cute gift store with with this cute Swiss dude we had to take pictures with (lol)....inside this store is where I found my Luzern ornament...I love collecting ornaments from different places
views while we walked
after walking around Old Town we walked near Lake Luzern...so beautiful with the Alps in the background...I think I hear that song again
lots of people on the lake and sitting around steps along the lake...the lake is in the heart of town
people were sitting around feeding the swans and what I think are ducks but I guess maybe they may be the ugly ducklings that will eventually turn into a beautiful swan...they were all along the waters edge
only thing this picture is missing is some snow
we made our way to the Dying Lion Lucerne Monument
it is a famous carving in a small park that was made to commemorate hundreds of Swiss guards killed by mobs who stormed Tuilleries Palace in Paris during the French Revolution in 1792
After this we hit a couple shops along our walk back to the train station ...it was time to head back to Zurich and end our night and figure out what would be our plan for tomorrow.
Once back in Zurich it was rainy...it had started to rain when we were at the train station that morning and apparently it had rained all day...so it ended up being a good choice on how we spend our day, not a drop of rain in sight where we were.
We got back to our hotel around 5pm and most of the shops around us were closed and some eateries as well...we got a umbrella from the hotel and were headed out for dinner, we didn't want the rain to stop our evening...we decided to try this cute place we saw the night before and try the fondue...sitting was inside due to the rain.
We walked in and asked if we could get a table, we were told to wait and we did for 5 minutes and when they returned they seated the locals behind us and left us there...one guy had made the comment to the others "English" as to that is what we spoke...they came back and got us and sat us right next to young guys they sat before us...there were just a few people in this place so why we had to sit right next to someone who was loud and we could not hear our own conversation is beside me...they came to take their drink order and not ours...after 10 minutes we felt uncomfortable and out of place and were already not enjoying our evening the rethat we decided to just get up and leave...and so we did.
We went up the street to a place where we ordered some food to go and took it to our hotel, enjoyed the view and ordered and bottle of wine up to our room...it ended up being the perfect night...and then we made our game plan on what we would do tomorrow.
Stay tuned for our wonderful last day in Switzerland.