We landed in Zurich and took the train to Lucerne for our first destination. We spent 3 nights in Lucerne at the Hotel des Alpes, close to the train station and on the Reuss River with awesome views. That gave us two full days to explore at a pace that would also allow us to begin recovering from a 9-hour jet lag. This was our first visit to Lucerne. Here I (Gary) had an opportunity to meet a colleague in person for the first time. We both entered our retirement this summer!

Picture set bookmarks on this page:

  1. Lucerne
  2. Car Outing to Hergiswil


Lucerne Journal


In the vicinity of Lucerne, on a new web page:


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1. Lucerne

Views from our tiny hotel room balcony

View of Pilatus

Views from around our hotel

Wonderful Pizza Capricciosa at Da Ernesto

Breakfast on the Promenade along the Reuss

Scenes of Old Town Lucerne

My first Älplermagronä at Zunfthaus zu Pfistern. Fabulous and filling :)

Walk along the back of Old Town Walls and Towers / Long-haired cow (from Scotland)


2. Car Outing to Hergiswil & Short Hike

Wallfahrtskirche Hergiswald

Afternoon Coffee/Tea/Sorbet on the Terrasse at Gasthaus Hergiswald
[Scroll down on the Gasthaus Hergiswald webpage to see a nice aerial video.]


Gary & Cathy Martin