Grand Hotel National
Travel Blogs from Lucerne
... sled was defective and we barely made it down ten feet when our light turned green to go. This took time to replace our sled so the track was clear by the time we took off. Amelia and I loved all the wildflowers you pass up close and personal as we whizzed by and could go whatever speed we wanted. A half a mile later or more, known as the longest summer toboggan track in Switzerland, we get to the bottom where they hook you up to a dangling bar and pull ...
Since it was low season, we were faced with lots of construction road work and walking in the small town of Gindelwald at night was a little on the creepy side. It felt like an old dark and abandoned town. Luckily, when the sun came up, the mountains reminded us of the beauty of our surroundings. The tour at the top was rather quick and we were back down by 3pm to see what the shops had to offer. Back ...
... you don't get views like that very often. Here is my review of Hotel Des Alpes from TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserR eviews-g188064-d239138-r196254641-Hotel _des_Alpes-Lucern.html
Gary and I decided to quickly go to the Tourist Information office, which was just near the river and purchase our Tell Passes so that we were organised for our planned day trip to Mt Titlis the next morning. ...
... of Euros and I had to withdraw new money after trying to buy a tram ticket with the wrong currency. The ATM gave me a single 100 CHF note which I then had to break. Usually it’s a nightmare even getting change for a note of half that value. Not in Switzerland though, and certainly not in Zurich. My first Swiss purchase was a 3 CHF block of milk chocolate, and they didn’t bat an eyelid when I paid with a hundred. Chocolate and large sums of ...
... discovered that it was a type of currant or cherry, with a German name that I couldn’t pronounce. When Mason and I re-emerged from the forest the rain was coming down heavily, so we ran fast the last 200 yards back to the house to keep from getting drenched. We only got drenched faster. The rain hasn’t stopped for several hours. From the veranda I am watching the cows get fatter and the grass get greener. We have pizzas in the oven and beer in the fridge. Life is ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet