Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mom and Bridge: Destination Luzern, Switzerland

No trip to Switzerland would be perfect without a trip to the city of Luzern along the lake. We took the bus and train into the city and toured the oldest Jesuit Church in Europe. In all of my travels and tours of old churches, this one impressed me the most. It appeared to be from the Renaissance age and mirrored a Venetian style. Absolutely breathtaking experience.

We then walked across the historical covered bridge that connects the new town with the old town and took pictures. I then explained to them that the tower in between this covered bridge used to house prisoners in the past and is one of the most photographed locations in Luzern.

We proceeded to the old part of town where the architecture was amazing and several hand painted murals on buildings suggest the importance of the Faschnaut festival that takes place every year. We did some shopping in the many souvenier shops and then decided to have lunch along the lake at an open air restaurant where we had a three course meal that included soup, salad, and pesto pasta. We then took the train and bus back just in time to pick Geno up from school.

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