Luzern (Lucerne), Switzerland - 5th July 2009
Today we went to Lucerne. We started out at the Verkehrshaus (traffic house),
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.
We walked along the water to the old center of Lucerne.
There were young swans at the waterfront. Their mommy got real mean whenever someone tried to get too close.
Some of the houses along here seem a bit Belle Epoche.
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.
And Jesuit church from the outside and here from the inside:
We went back over another bridge and through the old town with some nice facades:
I particularly liked the optical institute with the stargazer:
Or the restaurant Fritschi, heís the guy in the middle of the top row and the local carnival hero:
After all that, I deserved some lunch on a boat. This was my view over Lake Lucerne:
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
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