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Mount Pilatus in Lucerne Switzerland
This is the third of a series of 5 blog posts dedicated to Switzerland.
Lucerne was one of my favorite spots on the trip really due to our Mount Pilatus experience. It was when I got the first glimpse of the Swiss Alps and my heart just stopped.
The photos don’t do it justice – when you see God’s creation on the other side of the world it will stop you in your tracks and make you reflect. There are no other words to describe how I felt just seeing the mountains in front of my eyes – they went beyond the sky!
A pretty iconic sight, this wooden bridge diagonally crosses the Reuss (waterway), built in 1333, there are over 100 17th-century photos hanging from the roof rafters that depict scenes about the town’s history!
As you can tell the first day we got into town it rained a lot. It’s OK – rain means no one in your photos! And a clear umbrella is a must – something I had thought about when we got ready for our trip.
I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss out on any scenery and it also makes it less claustrophobic. I would say always get a clear umbrella. I bought ours for under $15 on Amazon here and you can pick different trim colors!
The highlight of my trip, it was a gondola ride up, 7,000 feet above sea level to take in this stunning view. We took a short train ride to a stop, walked to the base and paid $72 for a round trip gondola ride – which had a few stops until you got to the top. It looks cold, but it was nice with the sun shining, cool but peaceful. I also layer under my sweatshirt and I tell you I’m always hot so this cooler weather was heavenly for me.
After this trip Jackie should be cured of her fear of heights haha.
^^ I’m not quite sure how one gets to this church but it was darling to see it. I didn’t see a path and trust me the only walkway I saw was along the peace of a mountain which looked terrifying. There were a few crosses on the highest peaks in this are of the Alps which I loved.
The Swiss flag has the cross on it too, if you think about it.
I mean this view, it’s remarkable. Here I am in Switzerland, SWITZERLAND – the Swiss Alps in person, so breathtaking.
Such a highlight! Time for some coffee in a pink cup.
Up next, Bern, Switzerland’s capital and looks like it came right out of a movie!
Switzerland Post Series:
- Traveling around Switzerland by Train
- Zurich Photo Tour
- Mount Pilatus in Lucerne Switzerland
- Berne + Montreux + Lausanne
- Mountain Villages of Switzerland: Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen + Murren + Gimmelwald
- A Guide to Discovering Switzerland (our 10 day itinerary in 9 cities/towns)