Hotel Alpina Luzern
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- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Alpina Luzern Lucerne
Wonderful location right in the center of town. Minutes walk from Chapel Bridge. Very quaint rooms.
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... isolated and independent, not willing to necessarily fit in with their larger neighbouring countries.
In the afternoon we had our first taste of the Swiss mountains. We caught a train to Alpnachstad and then a funicular (cog train) to the top of Mount Pilatus. On the way up we saw forests of conifers and meadows of wild flowers and heard (and saw) cows with their clanging bells.
When we stepped out ...
... lunch on the way, and then visited a church - the one with the two spires that Sue liked the look of - St Leodegar's built early 17th century.
Next, on to the Panorama, a building that housed a painting of the internment of the French Army in 1871, after their disasterous Franco - Prussian War. Apparently the French marched in to Switzerland to surrender rather than to the Prussians. ...
... by the cogs, and feel the pull against the train. Every now and then, a cog would make a clunk and my tummy would tighten with adrenaline (as would my grip on Darren's arm) but overall I was nowhere near as nervous as I thought I was going to be. I think it was hard to feel anything but awe when surrounded by such beauty. Interestingly, while it takes 30 mins to reach the top, the trip back down takes 40 mins. This is due to the extreme braking required. ...
... took a 30minute cog train up to the very top where we took photos, unfortunately not being the clearest day it was very foggy but all in all got some good photos. We then got a cable car to go half way back down where we went on the longest summer toboggan track in Europe it was extremely fun I managed to catch up the girl in front of me which then slowed things down but all in all was really fun. A quick ...
... slower start run was still pretty fun- they have these stupidly sharp turns that you can't make- basically the track hits the ski track but shoots off at a 135 degree angle so you don’t go over the ski run. But you go that fast you can’t turn in time, spin out and start heading down the ski run backwards. It was another awesome day.
We decided that night to get out of Switzerland due to the costly nature and head to Cinque Terre in ...