Lucerne - Travel Highlights - Day 7
We started our full day in Lucerne by walking the iconic Chapel Bridge. The Swiss built this bridge in the 1300s as part of the city defense system. The window openings on the south side of the bridge are smaller to give defenders more cover. The north side of the bridge opens to the city.
The bridge is decorated with artwork depicting the fishing town’s history.
We dressed in our Sunday best since we attended worship in the Jesuit church on the waterfront built in 1666. The service was entirely in German. Then we walked along the Reuss river. A spikey fence in the river maintains the water level of Lake Lucerne. Further downstream stands the Mill Bridge.
The original train station burned down. Inside the new station notice the expensive Burger King combo for $10.
Then we boarded a boat for a two-hour float on Lake Lucern. We saw beautiful homes and people playing on the lakeshore. The high alps beckoned in the distance, our destination for tomorrow. I wanted to get there and experience the high elevation change of pace.
We headed back into Lucerne and walked the bridges at sunset. Then we walked on the lakefront at twilight before calling it a night.
Stay tuned for our next episode when we take in a smidge more of Lucerne before heading to the high alps and the Jungfrau region.