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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- TV RTR Planeta Russia
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Reduced mobility rooms
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Hofgarten Lucerne
Travel Blogs from Lucerne
... only had a couple of days here we thought we should visit Zurich as it was only a 40 minute drive away. It is a lovely city as well, We have found that most city's have their 'old town' , the original city before they expanded, and generally these old town are just so beautiful they are lovely just to stroll through their cobbled streets (which are everywhere through Europe) and get a sense of their history. I wonder what Melbourne ...
... fashion material for boots for next winter. It was EVERYWHERE. Lots of colours, not just brown and black. Also, suede handbags with fringes appear to be gaining momentum!! Just a 'heads up' for next winter!!
Ferry from Dover was a great ride. We did enjoy the water. The cost of food and drink was just awful!! Fish and chips, or sausages and mash, were £10. About $23. Bit pricey for lunch?? We settled for soup which was priced a little better!!
Lost an hour ...
We were up early as usually and it was off to Mt. Pilatus for a day of adventures. We took an hour boat ride along Lake Lucerne it was a gorgeous morning and it was nice to be able to sit and take in the sites on our way to the mountain. We arrived in Aplnachstad and then took the cogwheel train to Pilatus Kulm. The cog wheel train was built in 1889 and is the steepest in the world at a 48 degree incline. The views from the top were breathtaking we walked around ...
... case. There were 200 small plagues on the walk each of which identified a different species of wild flower. Smallish black birds shared the airspace with para gliders that took tourists on joy flights. We got quite a shock once as a large black shadow passed us by and there was a squeal of delight as the glider swooped perilously close to a rock wall in front of us. The walk was hot going. It was not much cooler here ...
Aeschbach Chocolate factory was cool though with lots of displays and bizarrely a mechanical donkey that would vomit out chocolate coins at you when you pressed a button on its head! I have no idea what that had to do with chocolate production!
Next came the bit we were most looking forward to - decorating our own bars of chocolate - whoooot whoot! We got to pick a base of milk or dark (or as they call it "black") chocolate ...