I had traveled to this beautiful heaven on Earth with my husband to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Before I reached Lucerne, I had an impression, maybe Switzerland is just another normal pretty place which is way too photogenic. But this was the first place which I felt no pictures can do justice to its real beauty. Entire place is surrounded by picturesque mountains, crystal clear blue lakes and refreshing aura. We took a road trip from Paris to Lucerne via A6 and A36. I literally had my eyes wide open throughout the journey of around 7 hours trying to digest my excitement passing through a trail of Green Mountains and tranquil country sides.
Our stop for next two nights and three days was Lucerne. Lucerne is a quaint little city in Switzerland, around 50 km from Zurich, quieter and more refreshing than commercial Zurich. Additionally, Lucerne has the plus of being nearer to most of the main tourists attractions like Mount Titlis, Mount Pilatus, and Mount Rigi.
Our recent travel in Mid-May was blessed with a pleasant climate with Midas touch of spring all over the valleys and Mountains. With blend of Mountain attractions for winter and beautiful valleys for summer, both summer and winter are peak seasons to visit Switzerland depending on what you want to do.
With that heavy and popular Swiss banks serving as safe haven for the wealthy and filthy rich of the World and glorified with extremely diversified economy, Switzerland undoubtedly is one of the costliest places on earth. During our two weeks Europe trip, Switzerland literally burnt way too many holes in our pocket compared to the other cities we toured.
Therefore, choosing your ideal accommodation according to your budget is a laborious process. Airbnb provides a lot of budget homestays and hostels. We wanted something in a very convenient location with a comfortable stay while at the same time not very tough on our pockets. Hotel schlüssel Lucerne was a perfect choice for us. This old but charming hotel in a quiet corner and a convenient location made our stay very comfortable. All the major places like Train station, famous Chapel Bridge and Lake Luzern are in walking distance from Hotel schlüssel. Staff is very helpful and also guides the guests with Switzerland tourism. Additionally, hotel provided us with free bus passes for the entire duration of our stay.
Transportation and passes
Entire country is well connected by trains. Intercity trains are very frequent and most preferable mode of commute. It is highly recommended to buy a local regional pass which cover your travel cost and enable you to get discounted tickets for almost all the attractions. SBB website provides details on train time tables and booking. You can also go to the tourist enquiry center in the Station to buy passes and tickets. City buses are the major form of public transport. Most of the hotels provide their guests with free bus passes for the entire duration of their stay. Make sure to enquire about it at the reception desk. If you hold a Swiss pass no tickets required to be paid for the bus travels.
The train ride amid the dreamy mountain and valleys