Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Honeymoon: Lucern, Switzerland

was the second to last stop on our honeymoon!
Coming from Interlaken, we had about a 3 hour train ride over to Lucern.  It was a stunning train ride with beautiful views of the mountain sides and lakes.  When we got to Lucern, we were so excited because the first thing we saw was a Starbucks!!  We ran to our hotel, then ran right back out... only to be disappointed that those tasty, tall coffees would set us back about $8.  Can you believe that!? :)  Everything was quite expensive in Lucern... but it was a beautiful city - worth it!  There are beautiful bridges, lots of shopping, and unique buildings.
This was the view from our train seats.
We gave in... but only once!
Our hotel is the pointy building.  It was called the Waldstaetterhof.
This was my favorite bridge... so beautiful.  Made completely of wood.  We walked across this quite a few times.
This is us on the stairs of that bridge.
Our favorite pub... we ate here two nights in a row and watched a European futbol game with the locals!  The beer was cheaper than the soda ;)
This is outside of Mr. Pickwick's pub.
The sleeping lion is a monument that is completely carved of stone.  It is old, big, and beautiful.
Our last morning there, we went for a long walk all over the town.  We hiked up to the top of this castle and enjoyed all of the beautiful views of the city.
Beautiful... right!?

Lucern was a beautiful stop.  Switzerland is one of my favorite countries!!


Heather (Live.Love.Laugh.) said...

Just gorgeous!! I really want to go there. You had like my dream honeymoon :-)

pammycakes said...

i love your blog and your amazing blue wedding shoes! i want them! :)

The Pink Chick said...

What a beautiful place! I love the pictures!!

Juliana said...

Absolutely stunning!! Thank you for sharing

Morgan said...

Lucky lucky girl! Your pictures are beautiful! Loved that you pointed out you only indulged in Starbucks once. My weakness for sure!

Dugout Daisy said...

Switzerland is one of my faves! My Aunt and I ate at that Pub too!!! Gosh I just love your pictures, they bring back memories! What a great honeymoon!!!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh i think that was where we stopped and had to switch trains to get to interlocken! i remember looking out on that lake and thinking how ridiculously gorgeous switzerland was. especially after being in bigger cities with mostly views of buildings.

Annie said...

wow, very beautiful!!
i love all these pics you are sharing with us!!

Anonymous said...

how beautiful!! What a wonderful honeymoon!

Candice said...

I love these pictures!!!! Switzerland looks gorgeous!!! I need to add that to my places I want to one day go to :)

You have such a fun blog!!!!

paddle to shore said...

I Love how starbucks is EVERYWHERE!!
Great pictures.

Iva Messy said...

Switzerland really is so beautiful!! I am so happy you got to see so many lovely places!!! ...maybe you could even continue for your anniversary ;)

Teresa said...

Oh Yes!
Been there...and straight from Interlaken!
When my sister and I went...
on our 4 month Europe trip...we stayed in a quaint little guest house in Lucern!
But began missing BALMER's so bad...we popped back on the train and went to Interlaken and back to Balmer's.
Can you believe Mr. Balmer (Eric) was so fascinated with these two blondes (sissy and I) that he picked us up from the train station!
After we got home...for several years...he would send us little packages from Switzerland with chocolates...watches from Balmers...stickers...water bottles! Loved it!
When Greg and I popped back by Balmers two summers ago...I was showing him the double room my sister and I stayed in! Of course I had a buy a tee shirt at the gift shop at Balmers...and can you believe they even had RUBBERS with that cute Balmer face on them!

Sierra said...

Wow, yet another beautiful place that you traveled to! So glad you enjoyed yourself and love the scenery Tracy! :)

Anonymous said...

I've been to Lucerne. It was beautiful! Love your pictures!

Meagan said...

I want to go there!! It is adorable!! What fun memories!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous photos Tracy ~ and many, many memories were made I am sure!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I was born in this city, grew up here most of the time, and am now back working here. :) However, I'm ready to leave this town again. :D
Glad you enjoyed it!! And yes, I hardly go to Starbucks because it's so incredibly expensive I wanna cry right now. :(

Miss Jody said...


So breath taking.

What a glorious experience!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Tracy
I hope you enjoyed your first Christmas as Mr & Mrs
Well I just love your photos.. I have been here also and have a similar photo of the wounded lion! Isn't it the most emotional carving that you've seen? I don't remember seeing water in front of it though.

Well looks like it was another wonderful stop on our honeymoon.. so glad you had a great time!! Have a wonderful 2010!! xx Julie

gk said...

I LOVE Lucerne! It is by far my most favorite place on earth! I've been there twice and walked that same bridge, saw the lion, ate at Mr. Pickwick's and everything! Did you see the tennis courts and beautiful flower gardens too?! It's def. a place I want to return to real soon! What an amazing honeymoon you had :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I just watched a Rick Steves episode (yes I DVR him - hehe!) on Switzerland and I am officially obsessed now! I want to go so bad and your lovely pictures only helps with the obsession!

Kaity B. said...

So crazy that you were at Mr. Pickwick! My Mom went to college in Lucern in the 70's and that was her hangout place. She took me on a trip when I was 6 or 7 and I remember visiting all those same places. Soo quaint and beautiful <3