Travel Guide to Switzerland (Day 3)

Day 3 – Arriving in Lucerne from Rheinfall

The journey time between Luzern (Lucerne) and Rheinfall is close to 2 hours. You can purchase your train tickets from https://www.trainline.eu/, which you can find all of the train tickets that you need for your travels in Europe.

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Lucerne is picturesque ancient town on Lake Lucerne, with many notable medieval landmarks to see like the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument.

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Chapel Bridge

Chapel Bridge is one of the town’s most recognizable landmarks, and is Europe’s oldest surviving wooden covered bridge and the world’s oldest truss bridge.

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The covered wooden pedestrian bridge which crosses the Reuss River diagonally connects the Old Tower on the right bank with the New Town on the left.

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The 17th century paintings were added on the interior triangular frames of the bridge to illutrate scenes from Swiss history.

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Lion Monument

Another tourist attraction to visit is the Lion Monument. The dying Lion of Lucerne is one of the world’s most famous monuments and is carved out of natural rock in memory of the heroic deaths of the Swiss soldiers.

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Spend your lunch break at any of the al fresco restaurants in Lucerne and enjoy your lunch with a beautiful view of the lake.

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Lake Lucerne is the 4th largest lake in Switzerland and you have to take a boat trip to enjoy the stunning scenic views, especially of Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus.

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A boat trip is a great way to enjoy the beautiful region at a slow pace.

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Lucerne

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Hihi! This is my second post of the year! Glad that I am making a little progress in blogging. I visited Lucerne about two weeks ago and it is quite a beautiful and small city to visit. I am not sure why I am not taking as many photos like before but I promise I gonna try my best to take more photos in my future trips.

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This is Chapel Bridge which is one of the must-see attractions in Lucerne.

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There are many paintings on the wooden boards.

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I also took a 1 hour boat trip and it is really nice. There are some of the photos I took during the boat trip.

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Really really trying my best to type more for this blog post but don’t know why I can’t type as much crap like last time. So anyway, I am planning for a three week vacation to South America next year, probably during Summer/Fall. Having a little difficulties to get the 3 week leave cos I have missed the deadline to bid for my leave and now most of the leave slots are closed. Aaah! So fingers crossed! I should be traveling alone since I do not like to stick to an itinerary or follow someone else’s plans. Wanna cover Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, etc! I have never been to South America and I will love to explore somewhere I have never been. Wooooohoooo! I can’t wait~! That’s my plan for 2015 and in 2016, I might be traveling to Europe with my sister. If she is not going, I might want to go on a Alaskan cruise or explore USA. Oh man… I simply love to travel!