I woke refreshed after a good nights sleep. The breakfast choice was good and there were different seating areas to choose from including the balcony option.

After breakfast we took a leisurely walk along the lake past the Hofkirche, taking in the views of Pilatus on our way towards the Lion Monument.  We stopped for a refreshing drink along the way and after taking pictures of the poignant monument we explored the nearby Glacier Garden.  This natural phenomenon was on my hit list of things to see, but I didn’t realise that the attraction also housed a museum and a mirror maze that was based on Alhambra.  The mirrors had been kept so clean that the we heard many clunks along the way as people crashed into the mirrors.

After the Glacier Garden experience it was time for lunch where I experienced a rather refreshing mineral water drink that was topped up with summer berries.

After lunch the next port of call was the Bourbaki Panorama which depicted the internment of 87,000 French soldiers as they crossed the border into Switzerland in 1871.   On both an artistic and informative level, this was the best panorama that I have seen.

We walked back to the Hofkirche and went inside.  It had lovely calm and relaxing atmosphere. We then investigated the cloisters before sitting down for another cooling drink on our way back to the hotel, where we freshened up before our evening meal.

We were bored to death by two business men who were dining at the table next to us and talking LOUDLY about their work.  One of them was quite rude and ignorant and I had to think ‘calm’ because so many words were on the tip of my tongue ;-)

We then took a leisurely stroll through the ‘New Town’ arriving at the bar next door to our hotel for a night cap before we retired for a good night’s sleep.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 31st 2013

8 Responses to “Lucerne – Day Two”

  1. Fabulous. You are putting travel plans into my head (where they are welcome).

  2. james higham says:

    The boat, the boat – I see the boat.

    • CherryPie says:

      On this occasion the boat intruded in my photographic shot (although I am not un-pleased with the result). Later in the week we took a trip around the lake on this boat. Very relaxing and enjoyable, and it involved a glass of wine ;-)

  3. ubermouth says:

    That’s a gorgeous photo. I bet that looks great on a grey,rainy day too.

    How long were you in Lucerne for?

  4. Steve Hayes says:

    Lovely photo!

    Interment or internment?