I’ve been a bit slow to post lately because I have been busy with traveling and parties and Halloween but I am trying to catch up! Today’s post is about my recent visit to Lucerne Switzerland! It was foggy and trying to rain the whole day but we were still able to see some pretty sights and snag some shots!
One of the main attractions here is the Chapel Bridge which contains a number of paintings dating back to the 17th century. Sadly, many of them were destroyed along with most of the bridge in a 1993 fire. Aren’t the flowers lining the bridge so pretty ! The parts that didn’t burn make it the oldest surviving truss bridge in the world!
I had my first ever fresh roasted chestnuts! Does anyone else think they taste like bacon when the cool?
In order to get above the fog we went to Nine Towers which were built in the late 1300s. Only 3 of these towers are open and free to the public but they provide beautiful views of the city. Be prepared for a bit of a hike though, some of the stairs are narrow!
One of the last tourist spots we went to was the Lion of Lucerne,which is a rock relief created in 1820 to commemorate the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
Mark Twain praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world”….and I can’t say I disagree with him.
I had found a site that said if you only have 1-2 days in Switzerland that Lucerne or Interlaken were the places to choose from. While they are very different (from what I can tell in photos of Interlaken), this city was everything you would expect of a story-book town in Switzerland!