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Zurich, Swiss – Eurotrip

20 Sep

Zurich, Zurich canton, Switzerland

Zurich

My halt at Zurich was just  for an hour. Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland and located at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich, is a German-speaking city. I couldn’t spend much time since it was raining quite heavily. Yet, I managed to capture some beautiful sights. Here they are.

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich's Shopping district, Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich's Shopping district

Marc O'Polo , Zurich, Marc O'Polo store, Switzerland, Marc O'Polo store window, mannequins

Marc O'Polo, Zurich

Zurich shops, quirky shops, Zwitzerland

Zurich shops

Zurich shops, quirky shops, Switzerland, Zurich shop's window display, paintings, wine

Zurich shop's window display

Read more about Lucerne and Switzerland here.

Facades of Lucerne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/facades-of-lucerne/

Lucerne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/lucerne-swiss-eurotrip/

Mt. Titlis: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/mount-titlis-swiss-eurotrip/

Engelberg Beautiful Homes: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/engelberg-swiss-beautiful-homes/

Broc: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/broc/

Gruyere: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/gruyere/

Montreaux: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/montreaux/

Lausanne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/lausanne-swiss-eurotrip/

Morges: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/morges/

Geneva: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/geneva-eurotrip/

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Lucerne, Swiss – Eurotrip

17 Jul

Lucerne, view of the city Lucerne

Lucerne City

View from Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, lakeside view of mountains in Switzerland

View from Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Located in north-central Switzerland in the German-speaking county, Lucerne, capital and city, is a charmingly beautiful haven for tourists with historic sites, landmark buildings and a getaway to some of the best hill resorts – Mt. Titlis, Mt. Pilatus, Rigi on the Swiss Alps and Stanserhorn. The Lucerne Railway Station has a beautiful cupola entrance that leads to Lake Lucerne and an underground tunnel that connects to the Culture and Convention Centre, which also houses the Kunstmuseum Luzern (Museum of Art, Luzern).

Cupola at Lucerne Railway Station, Lucerne, Switzerland, Lucerne Railway station, entrance to Lucerne Railway station

Cupola at Lucerne Railway Station, Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne Bridge, Lucerne, Bridge on Lake Lucerne

Lucerne Bridge, Lucerne

Cruising on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, Lake Lucerne, cruise ride,

Cruising on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Chateau Gutsch, Lucerne, Switzerland, Hotel Gutsch

Chateau Gutsch, Lucerne, Switzerland

Sited on Lake Lucerne and imbedded within the impressive panorama of mountains, Lucerne offers a fascinating view of the medieval city with the iconic Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) on River Reuss, the city walls with nine watchtowers and its chapels and facades. The historic wooden Chapel Bridge was built in 1333 and restored in 1993, has a number of attractions including many 17th century paintings and an octagonal water tower.

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland, River Reuss

Chapel Bridge on River Reuss, Lucerne, Switzerland

Octagonal Watch tower, Chapel Bridge, Switzerland

Octagonal Watch tower on Chapel Bridge, Switzerland

Houses and Shopping complexes on River Reuss, River Reuss

Houses and Shopping complexes on River Reuss

View of the surroundings in Lucerne, Switzerland

Octagonal Watch Tower on Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

View of the Octagonal Watch Tower on Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

More upcoming blog posts: Facades of Lucerne

Other links:

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/destinations/holiday-destinations-in-switzerland/lucerne.html

http://www.luzern.com/en/welcome.cfm?CFID=36451264&CFTOKEN=30785787

Mount Titlis, Swiss – Eurotrip

22 Jun

Titlis Mountain in Engelberg

Mt.Titlis, Engelberg, Switzerland

Awesome and breathtakingly beautiful, Mt. Titlis is a heaven abode earth. Truly mesmerising is its beauty that one marvels at God’s creation and feels bestowed.

Sneak peak at Mt. Titlis

View of Mt. Tilis from Engelberg

View of Mt. Titlis from Engelberg

Sneak peak at Mt. Titlis

Located at 3,238 meters above sea level in the Urner Alps of Switzerland, Mt. Titlis forms borders between the cantons of Obswalden and Berne in Switzerland, overlooking Engelberg. Connected through Rail Europe from Lucerne, Zurich, Basel and Berne, Mt. Titlis can be reached via the famous rotating cable car, Titlis Rotair.

Mt. Titlis Cable Car

Cable cars to Mt. Titlis, Switzerland

Rotating Cable Car Rotair on Mt. Titlis

Titlis Rotair

Cloudy view of the mountain peak

Picture of myself in Titlis Rotair

That's me in the Titlis Rotair

Snowy Glacier and vegetation

Vegetation of the snowy glacier in Summer

Moon Space Station lookalike

Space Station of Moon Lookalike

This particular image above fascinates me as it gives that feel, as if I were on an imaginary planet, maybe the Moon and this was a colony with Space Stations; a truly futuristic feel.

Weather Tower

Communications & Weather Tower atop Mt. Titlis

This so-called Space Station is actually a Communications & Weather tower atop Mt. Titlis which offers a panoramic view of its snowy surroundings. The mountain top offers a stunning view of the glaciers from the “Stotzig Egg – viewpoint”. Not to miss among the various attractions are the Glacier Cave, the photo studio and world’s highest watch showroom at the mountain peak.

Glacier Path

Dressed colourfully atop Mt. Titlis on the Glacier Path

One of the largest ski and snowboard destinations in Switzerland and a place for snow activities such as snow tubing, sledge at Titlis Glacier Park, this place is a summer and winter abode for tourists from worldover. The Titlis IceFlyer Chairlift is one of the major attractions, dropping tourists back and forth to the Titlis Glacier Park.

Iceflyer on Mt. Titlis

Titlis IceFlyer Chairlift

Ice Flyer Chair Lift atop Mt. Titlis

Titlis IceFlyer Chairlift

Glacier Park on Mt. Titlis

Titlis Glacier Park

Snow tubing

Snow tubing at Titlis Glacier Park

After an adventurous snow ride, I headed back to Engelberg to catch my next train to Lucerne. Although, the surprising aspect of this trip was the poster of Shah Rukh Khan (Indian actor) and Kajol (Indian actress) from Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge movie put right at the entrance of Mt. Tiltis and even more amusing was to watch all the Indians posing happily right next to it (P.S. not me).

DDLJ poster of Shahrukh Khan & Kajol

DDLJ poster of Shahrukh Khan & Kajol atop Mt. Titlis

Happy ending!!!

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