Tomorrow morning we're leaving for Lucerne Switzerland for the weekend and will return late Sunday evening. So I obviously will be offline starting from this evening until bright and early Monday morning.
Posted by Ann on Friday, October 31, 2008
I am really looking forward to going to Lucerne. This will be my first trip there. We are going to be going to a football/soccer match on Sunday afternoon but also playing tourists as well.
On the way to Lucerne we have to go through the Gotthard Road Tunnel, which is the third longest tunnel in the world. The tunnel is about 10.5 miles long (16.4 kilometers). We had to go through the Gotthard this spring when we went to Basel Switzerland. I can handle going through a relatively short tunnel, a mile/kilometer or less. But when we're talking miles/kilometers of tunnel and if you're claustrophobic...... But in the end it will be worth it though, visiting Lucerne.
Lucerne Switzerland first and foremost is considered a touristic town along the shores of Lake Lucerne. There is the famous landmark, the Chapel Bridge, which is a wooden bridge originally built in the 14th century.
Mt. Pilatus isn't very far away from Lucerne. We were thinking of taking the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway from Alpanchstad to the top of Mt. Pilatus, till we seen the price tag. Then again, considering in that area, like in many places, it has snowed recently so I highly doubt the cogwheel railway is in operation at the moment.
Next week, hopefully Monday or Tuesday, I will start posting photos from our trip to Lucerne Switzerland.