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On the bus by 8:30 with suitcases packed we headed for Ballenberg to visit the Swiss Open-Air Museum. This is an outdoor setting of over a hundred historical buildings from the 1300s and on. These buildings of homes, barns, and storage were all torn down and brought to this terrain where they were put back together just as they existed in their original state. The architectural details represent the four areas of this country showing ...
... Back down again and a drive back to town. Stopped to look at the enormous drill bit that has been used to drill the tunnels that are so frequent while driving in this area. Enormous! A walk into town to visit the town walls and towers this afternoon - quite a climb, then heaps of steps to the top. The one we climbed was a clock tower with all the workings visible in side. Back down again for a coffee before returning to the hotel. Dinner at hotel ...
... Sandy and I stepped off and said we would take the next one if needed. The guy operating the gondola, who eventually rode with us said, "No, there's plenty of room for everyone. They won't hurt you. They are Swiss soldiers...all they have are those tiny Swiss pocketknives!" We all laughed! Even the soldiers!
We went down for about 5 minutes and then transferred to smaller - four person gondola cars. These are the ones Sandy and ...
... but still runny – not sure how they managed that. We ate breakfast looking at the spectacular view of the bridge and river in the early sunlight.
We walked across to Lucerne station and caught the train to Engelberg, which was free with our Tell Pass. It was a lovely train ride, including a rather long tunnel. The scenery once we left the tunnel was amazing. It was if we ...
Sorry for not much updates, but we have been a bit busy with our travelling etc. I hope to catch up over the next few days.
After and early morning drive up to Heathrow, we flew to Zurich. The slowest part of the whole arrival process was collecting our hire car. I dont know where they get there software, but it seems tha despite entering ALL your details when you book the vehicle, they seem to have to reneter all of it, ...
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