Tag: Lucerne

Switzerland steam trains

Switzerland’s Rigi Bahnen and the nostalgia of steam

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The Swiss have a love of trains--the trains are on time 99% of the time, and they are clean, well maintained and reasonably priced....

Lucerne’s Hirschenplatz—”get the message”?

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  Lucerne, Switzerland's Hirschenplatz is named after a vanished hotel, the Hirschen, or stag. Light-colored paving stones mark the places where two small houses once...
Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne, Switzerland

Hotel Wilden Mann—my choice in Lucerne

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Personal preference is a funny thing. What makes one hotel beat expectations, and another perfectly fine establishment, not quite make the grade? Recently, my husband...

Lucerne’s wall paintings tell stories

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  It is autumn in one of Europe's prettiest settings. The Old Town in Lucerne, Switzerland, is a postcard. All of it. Almost any direction...
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