Grand Hotel National
Travel Blogs from Lucerne
We left Karlsruhe in Germany heading for Switzerland. The drive took us through the black forest - made famous by both cuckoo clocks and cake. Watch your mailboxes. We bought clocks for everyone! (just kidding).
After getting to Lucerne we saw the jesuit church and the 600 year old bridge. We walked across it to the main square and then …
We stayed in a small town called Tirano because we needed to take a special train called the Bernina Express all the way to Lucern. It was a cool train that went up and down and up and down the mountains on winding tracks.When we got to Lucern we stayed at a very fancy hotel right on the lake. There is pool inside that has a sauna and …
What a day we have had. It's hard to believe its only been one day. We left St Morittz by the Glazier Express. They call it the worlds slowest express train and I would certainly believe that. There is nothing express about this train. It stopped at all stops and whenever there was another train, which was frequent. 5 hours through the Alps to Andomatt. The weather was mixed and while it was stunning country, it was a long five hours. It ...
... which gave us more than one option. Standing on a hard to climb bridge over their interstate she gave us the come back down wave, as we have made another wrong turn once again. Nearing our return train station we hit some busy traffic heading home from work, making it more difficult to stay together. I was told to follow the sign for 3,a bike path, and somehow I convinced Will pulling Corbin to go straight...straight past our turn. Minutes later as we ...
... a really nice path with trees on either side that brings you pretty far from downtown Lucerne. Part way, I decided I was hungry and tired, mainly induced by my cold. I found lunch and Starbucks because I figured it would help me wake up. But it didn't. So I headed back to the hostel and took a 2 hour nap. I felt a little better afterward but I still was in no shape to make the trip to the Swiss Army museum, which is just ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet