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Tuesday, 19 May 2015
We will finish with Luzern today, with a final look at a few more pictures. Our last full day in Luzern was the Sunday, which turned out to be Mothers' Day in Switzerland and it was also the day that Pat and Malcolm's family came to see us and spend the day.
To start with, we were taken on a delightful paddle steamer cruise on Lake Luzern, to the beautiful little village of Weggis which sits at the foot of Mount Rigi. It was here that we were all treated to a lovely lunch, on the lakeside terrace of the Hotel Central am See.
Once again, we were left rather green with envy at some of the water-front properties.
Some came with pillared frontages...
Some even came with their own vineyards...
Most were typically Swiss.
From our vantage point having lunch, we looked across the lake to Bürgenstock and the higher, snow-capped mountains beyond.
It was simply beautiful. What a place to sit and have lunch!
All too soon, it was time to return to Luzern and to say goodbye to the family.
The last thing we did was to take an evening stroll along the river Reuss and the old city walls as the sun went down.
The walls were built in the 14th century and the nine towers still stand overlooking the city.
From the ramparts, you get some wonderful views across to the mountains
Various gardens and terraces bring a lot of colour to the area too.
Wisteria was blooming along some of the trellises.
A beautiful end to a wonderful few days in Luzern...