- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Balsthal
This was a lovely hotel, and the front desk personnel were always cheerful and helpful. The hotel had a restaurant where we had dinner and it was absolutely delicious.
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Stefan picked me up at the morning and I went to the Rutgers offices where we met to discuss business for a few hours, and I was fed a lunch. Then I was put into a different car with two very strange Germans, both by the name of Tomas (I am writing this for their benefit, as I am giving them the address to my blog, and this will test whether or not they have read it). Honestly it was a very fun drive, though Tomas #1 could not talk ...
... and indeed it is - I see few taxis (just at the train station) and hear few sirens -- by the way I am staying in jail an hotel since early 2000s it was an active jail until 1998 - it proves a little sparse even for an economical traveller however has all the basics and would be fun for a night or two -- I stay 4!!
Around town - I visit the famous Lion memorial - the only one I can remember seeing that makes
you feel sad - usually just ...
We decided to drive about 15 kms outside of Lucerne to visit Fortress Fürigen. It was built into the mountain side in 1941 to protect roads and rail lines that led along Lake Lucerne to the Berner Oberland in case of invasion. It was part of a series of fortresses built for this reason and it wasn't decommissioned until 1990 after the Cold War. It was only open on weekends so we headed over to check it out. We parked in a nearby town and ...
Our plan today was to visit Mt. Titlis and it was also the last day of our trip. We went to Lucerne and took a train from there to the mountain region. Climb to the top was in two stages. First in a cable car and then in a one of it's kind Rotair, which is a rotating cable car giving everybody a magnificient view of the ice capped mountains. View from top of Titlis is as good as you can expect to ...
... along the lakeside. We then had the short train ride to Malters, the little bistro for an evening meal and an evening of quiet reading/Knitting/logging photos!
I have just realised that when we planned this trip we bought a two persons Transport Pass so all these differing excursions were mainly paid for by that ticket. Absolutely the way to do it. No queueing for tickets every day, no worry about the extra expense and they apply to ...