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A Memorable Visit to Lucerne (Luzern), Switzerland

After an adventurous day at Mt Titlis on Day 2 of our Switzerland trip, we proceeded to Lucerne for hanging around leisurely in the evening along Lake Lucerne and the city.

Read about our trip to Mt Titlis, Switzerland

The picturesque town of Lucerne (also spelled as Luzern) is located at the foot of Swiss Alps in Central Switzerland with breathtaking mountain and lake views. As we reached Lucerne we walked to a chocolate factory for purchasing famous Swiss chocolates.
We had to spend much time at this place as it was heavily crowded with tourists, in particular Indian tourists who were busy picking up Swiss chocos. At this place there was World's largest bubble gum in display for sale.
Few tourists picked up this item but somehow I didn't go for this. There was also a very big chocolate for sale in the shop.
There were chocolates and chocolates and chocolates everywhere in the shop. Tourists were going crazy with chocolates. Anyway getting back to our trip, after heavy purchases in the chocolate shop we walked out. There was a beautiful open space in front of the shop with the Lake view.

We relaxed for a while on the lawns and then we went for a city tour of Luzern. We went to the old town which is located on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The old town is a fine blend of medieval buildings and modern shops.
The Kornmarkt is the heart of the old town where there is town hall and it's tower. As it was summer evening the market place crowded with Indian tourists moving around. We too spent some time wandering around. We walked into one of the ice cream shops and relished Swiss ice cream. There is a huge ice cream statue in front of the shop.
After relishing the yummy ice cream, we walked to Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke in German language). The is the largest wooden bridge in Europe that dates back to 14th century CE (Current Era).
Chapel Bridge is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Luzern. The bridge is known for its tall stone water tower and paintings of the medieval period in the roofs on the interior side. We hanged around this place for some time and enjoyed a pleasant evening at the lake.

That was our one of the most memorable days of our Switzerland trip. We drove back to Basel, had Indian veg dinner at the hotel and retired for the day.

The next day i.e. on Day 3 of our trip we went to yet another interesting tourist attractions and had one more adventurous day at Rhine Falls.

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