Thursday, November 3, 2011


This past saturday I joined my friend Felicity on a little day trip to Luzern.  Luzern is located in central Switzerland.  It is located on the shore of Lake Luzern and has breath-taking views of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps.  The city itself is beautiful and a must see for anyone who visits here.

You can barely see the Alps because it was a bit overcast. 

 The old part of town is so beautiful and we walked around for several hours. The only trouble was that we went on a Sunday so everything was closed.  I saw some great things I would have loved to buy. 

This ivy took my breath away.  It was so beautiful and on top of the house it looks as if they have an amazing roof garden. 

Some of these buildings date back 300 years.  

That says that Von Goethe lodged here.  So cool.

This is the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge). This wooden bridge was first erected in the 14th century.  It's really very beautiful!!

My favorite part of my visit to Luzern was to see this amazing sculpture again.  It's hard to comprehend from the pictures how large it is.  The Löwendenkmal  (Lion of Lucerne) is a sculpture that commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1772 during the French Revolution.  
One thing I didn't know is that Mark Wain praised the sculpture as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."
I would have to agree!!!

It was a fabulous day and after our walk around town we went and had lunch at Hotel Des Alpes Restaurant.  It was delicious!