Sunday, July 15, 2018

Château Gütsch, Lucerne

Finally, we approach the very last leg of our epic honeymoon month. Ravenna was our last stop in Italy, and we headed home via Lucerne/Luzern, Switzerland. Of course, I've heard and seen good things about Switzerland over the years, but my only prior experience was a pretty gloomy and miserable day in Geneva which did not impress me much. Between that and the rumoured high prices (although oddly, I see in my blog from that day that I considered my Swiss shopping a "bargain" - maybe I was calculating the exchange rate wrong), I had never had a burning desire to return in the intervening years.

Well, enter Lucerne to prove me wrong. It's crazy beautiful. Let's start with the view from our hotel. We splashed out on the Château Gütsch, a Belle Epoque "castle" perched up on a hill overlooking the city. Any inconvenience of being up on a hill is balanced out by the funicular that stops right outside the hotel and takes you down to the city, which you can ride for free as a hotel guest.

A suitably honeymoonish bed

View from inside the funicular

Gütsch station
View from the hotel
Morning mist over the city

Sitting on the balcony at night, we could see the stars - something that doesn't really happen in Brussels, sadly
Night view of Lucerne from our hotel

Everything in Lucerne is so picturesque, I took a million photos as you can imagine. So I'll break my posts into mini-episodes to share them with you, stay tuned!


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