After our wonderful week in Italy, Switzerland was the next destination on our itinerary. The Swiss mountains weren’t the only thing that were high.. ok calm down this isn’t Amsterdam, I was referring to the food prices. They were ridiculous! For instance, I spent $35CDN on a serving of mac & cheese at a local bar. I don’t care if it was the best mac & cheese I’ve ever had with caramelized onions, apple slices and potato. That -ish broke the bank.
Lucerne, Switzerland is absolutely beautiful. If you end up in visiting this scenic city I recommend going up 7,000 feet to the top of Mt. Pilatus. I went with 35 or so Australians who have never seen snow before and as a Canadian, it was a special moment to see them all run outside in excitement. The girls immediately started making snow angels and all the guys wanted to do was pee on the snow and take a picture of it. So.
It took a gondola lift and cable car to get to the top of Mt Pilatus where you can see a panorama of 73 breathtaking alpine peaks. If you’re lucky you’ll see a pretty birdie perched ever so still, long enough for you to take a picture of it.
The city of Lucerne is stunning. If you go, you must cross Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland dating back to the middle of the 14th century. In 1993 two thirds of the bridge was destroyed by a fire (apparently due to a cigarette) but within a year the bridge was restored.
Lucerne, Switzerland is seriously picture perfect and I can’t wait to go back one day with more cash in my wallet to afford all of their yummy food (lol).