A postcard from Lucerne, Switzerland.

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We visited Zurich in 2017. Since we were only there for a few days we did not have time to travel to Lucerne. We realized, however, after seeing a postcard of Lucerne that we would have to eventually return to Switzerland to see Lucerne with our own eyes.

Being in Slovenia this year, got us closer to Lucerne and made it possible for us to get there.

We flew from Ljubljana to Zurich and then it was quite easy as we took a train directly from the Zurich airport to Lucerne. The trains leave the airport, every hour. It was only a one-hour train ride to get from the airport to Lucerne.

Once there, we wasted no time to set out for a stroll through the city. One of the highlights being the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke). It was as beautiful as the postcard we had seen. 😊 Besides its unique look, this bridge is also the oldest wood-covered bridge in Europe. It crosses from one side of the river to the other in a zig-zag fashion.fullsizeoutput_3950.jpegfullsizeoutput_3887

Can you make out who’s that tourist peeking through the bridge below, with the red hat?!😊

fullsizeoutput_3888.jpegPaintings are scattered throughout the bridge, hanging from the ceiling. They were added in the 17th century and illustrate Swiss local history.  Unfortunately, back in 1993 some of the Chapel Bridge burned down and only a handful of the 100+ paintings were saved.IMG_2098.JPGfullsizeoutput_38ac.jpeg

This city is absolutely gorgeous. IMG_2079.JPG

We loved the architecture here.

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Mary Poppins (below) with the umbrella! 😊 The first day we were in Lucerne it was crazy weather, one minute it would rain the next minute, beautiful sunshine.

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Beautiful Lake Lucerne with the Alps in the background.

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We got lucky in a way with our airbnb accommodations. We had booked just a small studio apartment as it is so expensive here. But while in Rovinj we received a message from our host asking if we would change apartment ( too an upgrade). Oh yeah! for sure as it was exactly in the same neighbourhood as the studio we had originally booked. So we ended up getting a 2 bedroom with two balconies! In the photo below this was our apartment building and just above Bernard’s finger was the apartment.fullsizeoutput_38c4.jpeg

Sitting on our balcony enjoying hubby’s new recipe!fullsizeoutput_390d.jpeg

Now, this next story was had meaning for us. if you look at the ground level of the building where we were staying ( in a photo above )you will notice Dr. Oetker Café.  Dr. Oetker is a German multinational company that produces various baking products. Some of you might recognize this brand. Anyways, since we first arrived in Europe back in January we’ve been buying their pancake mix anytime we could find it during our travels. These pancakes have been a treat for us, accompanied by our Canadian maple syrup. It wasn’t always easy to find, as most European countries to do not make pancakes for breakfast. So it was quite funny that at this last destination we would be staying right on top of this café. And by the way, they did sell their pancake mix here as well!😊

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As we say Au Revoir to Lucerne we also complete this 5-month journey here. ❤️

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What we enjoyed about Lucerne –

1. Lucerne is not just beautiful, it is jaw-dropping gorgeous.

2. Customer service is awesome.

3. The city is spotless.

4. Friendly locals.

5. It was so much fun for me to look at the nice fashion.

What we didn’t find here –

Lucerne you are way too pricey, but we forgive you because you’re so beautiful!

 

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