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Luzern (Lucerne), Switzerland - 5th July 2009

By: Apperveilchen

Today we went to Lucerne. We started out at the Verkehrshaus (traffic house),
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a museum about all kinds of moving stuff with lots of rides for kids (or big kids), an IMAX thatís currently showing Ice Age 3, a planetarium etc. This year itís 50 years old and itís the most visited museum in Switzerland.
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We walked along the water to the old center of Lucerne.
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There were young swans at the waterfront. Their mommy got real mean whenever someone tried to get too close.
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Some of the houses along here seem a bit Belle Epoche.
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We finally got downtown and to famous chapel-bridge (KapellbrŁcke). It burnt down some time ago and now thereís a discussion about weather or not to replace the burnt original paintings with replicas that are by now also quite old.
It has a nice view:
concert hall(KKL for short)/ history museum; main station, old Post office.
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Old town
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And Jesuit church from the outside and here from the inside:
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We went back over another bridge and through the old town with some nice facades:
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I particularly liked the optical institute with the stargazer:
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Or the restaurant Fritschi, heís the guy in the middle of the top row and the local carnival hero:
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After all that, I deserved some lunch on a boat. This was my view over Lake Lucerne:
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Then we had to hurry back home to watch Roger Federer play the final at Wimbeldon. I think pretty much everybody did the same, because it was very quiet out on the streets.

* Posted Jul 5, 2009, 9:01 pm Last edited Jul 9, 2009, 12:51 pm by Apperveilchen [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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