Brienzersee - Casagrande Holiday
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Finally its time to board our train and head up to the summit of this
magnificent railway. Today there are 3 trains out on the line working. Two of
them have steam and one has diesel and unfortunately the one we decided to book
on has a noisy diesel at its head.
Finally at 11h45 we depart the station. As this is a mountain railway the
locomotive is at the rear of the two coach train and pushes its load up the very
steep 1 in 4 grade to the top.
Today we had to walk to a different hotel down the street for our breakfast. No worries though, there was a Starbucks in the lobby!! Although we were staying in Luzern for another night, we had to get up a hair earlier today because we were taking the "Golden Round Trip" up to Mount Pilatus. First, we all walked to the boat dock where a ferry boat would take us on a gorgeous 90 minute ride on Lake Lucerne. Pete and I were able to land 2 seats at the ...
... far from ideal.
Judy and I had come to Lucerne primarily for the steamer excursion on Lake Lucerne and timed our arrival with the 11:15 AM departure of the antique side wheeler Uri (1901) the oldest of five steam powered excursion boats operated by Vier Waldstattersee on Lake Lucerne.
The boat landing is literally across the street from Lucerne's main station so we had time to select and pack ...
... the monarch during the French Revolution and the Wooden Chapel Bridge which had 400 year old paintings still intact throughout its ceilings. We had a traditional Swiss lunch, plenty of cheese and chocolate which was delicious. We finished off our time in Switzerland with a pub-crawl throughout city, which was a great (and pretty messy) night. Tomorrow we have a driving day and make our way back into the South of France to stay in a French Chateau (castle), ...
... from King Ludwig II in Bavaria and his famous castle, Neuschwanstein (New Swan Stone), of which you can see a photo in my very first blog entry from Germany. Anyway, it was a nice day and a nice trip. There are two unfortunate results of this trip that I dare to mention. One, the tasty Swiss dark chocolate I purchased to send home, mysteriously disappeared on a piece by piece ...