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Trip in Switzerland : Lucerne and Swiss Museum of Transport

Today we are taking you to Lucerne. Switzerland Tourism says :

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland.

Source : myswitzerland.com

Lucerne is truly a beautiful city. The main entrance to the train station gives an idea of the architectural wonders that can be seen there.

Our humans first visited the Swiss Museum of Transport, where they saw different means of transport from all eras.

They then went for a walk on the Chapel Bridge : this wooden bridge is more than 650 years old ! It has the particularity of being decorated with 158 paintings. Unfortunately, during the night of August 18, 1993, a terrible fire destroyed most of the bridge. Only the two bridgeheads and the Water Tower could be preserved. The reconstruction was very quick, only eight months, and the Chapel Bridge was already reopened on 14 April 1994.

If you have the opportunity, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Lucerne: there are many more things to discover !

Happy 1st of August !

It’s a holiday all over Switzerland today, because it’s Swiss National Day !

We have introduced you to the different national languages of our country, the event that this festival commemorates, or how it’s celebrated in our articles from previous years.

Today we would like to ask you : what is Switzerland for you ?

Tell us, starting your comment with “Switzerland is… »

Finally the holidays !

We haven’t published recently and visited many people because Claire was still super busy with her work. But things are slowly starting to calm down, and the holidays can finally begin.

We had a nice visitor in our garden : a musk beetle.

aromia moschata
aromia moschata

We also have a beautiful resident : a carpenter bee.

xylocopa violacea
xylocopa violacea

The musk beetle came to say hello on Sunday during lunch, and the bee has been living in our log since last year. She’s a very nice neighbor, not aggressive at all. Her body measures 2.5 to 3 cm ; she digs perfect holes in the wood, and the big pile of sawdust on which she landed is proof of her efforts !