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... the rails winding their
way up through a rather steep valley between two rather large mountains. It must
be really cold up here in winter but today there is not a single trace of snow
and the temp outside is really quite warm.
On the surrounding hillside cattle wander around but I simply cannot
imagine them being here all year round as they would simply die of a cold death
up here in winter.
As we climb ever higher the mountain on the right of the ...
... the Swiss guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. We had plenty of light and no rain when we got to the hotel so we had a walk in the area of Stans. Luck was with us and we got back just before the rain came down. While having dinner I thought the fog had rolled in but then it was gone and later reappeared. I finally realised that it wasn't fog. It was ...
... music started and our fondue arrived, accompanied by a basket of cut up cubes of bread. With our fondue forks in hand, we dipped our bread into the gooey gruyere and wine concoction, and enjoyed the accordion playing and yodel singing in the background. When the show commenced at 8:30, there were a variety of traditional Swiss skills on display, including the playing of the: Longhorn, water filled bottles, a broomstick, cowbells and a harpsichord type thing with over 120 strings. There ...
... along the lakeside and admiring the beauty that is, once again, Switzerland. We walked across one of the 2 wooden pedestrian bridges in Lucerne. Famous for being the only man-made, completely wooden bridges still standing. One had to undergo restoration a few years back, after one smart person decided it would be a good idea to smoke and then drop their butt on the bridge. Yea - it's completely made out of wood, idiot! We then headed through ...
... originates in Switzerland) and called me up with a few others. A bearable experience. Afterwards, Xenia showed us a fancy old wooden bridge illuminated at night. I'm glad she likes showing us the cities at night so much - that's my favourite way to see them! Well, we had breakfast in Austria, lunch in Lichtenstein and dinner in Switzerland. Three countries, one day. Pretty good effort, I'd ...