Hotel Weisses Kreuz
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... the city walls and the towers that once guarded the city for a view over the town and to have a look at the one of the clocks inside a tower that has a mechanism that is open to view. There is a carving in the side of a mountain not far from here dedicated to the swiss guard that protected the french royal family at the point of the revolution. I didn't realise that the swiss guard were regarded as top notch mercenary / body guards and did that sort of work. I knew the swiss ...
... to the job.
On board our next train we are soon travelling along the edge of the
beautiful Brienzer See. The water in this so called sea is a rather light green
colour. The reason for this is that all the water in this large lake is water
which has come from the packed iced up glaciers and has very little oxygen
particles in it or something to that extent.
After about 20 or so minutes we arrive in the small lakeside town of Brienz
to where we will join ...
... first eaten in Melbourne at a Swiss restaurant many years ago - Emince de Veau Zurichoise mit Roesti, which is sliced veal with mushrooms in a delicious sauce with Roesti potatoes. It was absolutely lovely, although quite expensive, as we soon learned, everything in Switzerland was. We finished off sharing some chocolate mousse and then headed to our rooms for an early night before our big mountain outing the next day.
... up very well to all of this!! It was so much child-like fun and I cannot wait to do it again! The sights we were admitted to were just beautiful. Switzerland has now become my no.1 country!
The end of our tobogganing ride, however, was no where near as fun as the trip down. We had to carry out toboggans up a giant stair case to return them, before clambering back into the cable carts to take us down to Lucerne.
Remember how I mentioned there was a ...
... on. A few people actually changed hotels they were that disappointed with the jail hotel. I genuinely don't think it's that bad. It's just a little different and not what we've been used to but at least we're not camping in this heat. After dinner our tour manager organised a pub crawl through a guy who used to work for contiki but now all he does is run pub crawls in Lucerne now. It was 20francs to go which included free entry to 2 pubs and 1 club and a free shot on entry to each ...