Swiss Bliss Day 9 (Part 3)

Rigi Kulm would have been better if we were there on a clear day. Anyway, we had fun climbing uphill and downhill, soon it was time to leave. Please make sure that you know which train you’re supposed to take. One will bring you back to Vitznau and the other to Arth-Goldau.

Tip: Please make sure that you get on the right train. They are both in different colours and parked side-by-side.

“Where should we sit this time around?”

“On the left too.”

It was a really cloudy day

It was a really cloudy day

That was how most of my photos on top of Rigi Kulm looked like.

Some of you might be wondering why we did it this way, as in we traveled from Luzern to Rigi Kulm via Vitznau. The reason was simple, we wanted another stop before going back to Luzern. We chose to stop at Zug.

Another suggestion that you would usually read about would be to take the train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau, switch to the cogwheel and go up to Rigi Kulm, before descending to Vitznau. For the adventurous, you could even take the cable car from Rigi Kaltbad to Weggis. Before ending the trip with a boat trip during sunset.

How it would have been on a clear day

How it would have been on a clear day

If you’re traveling from Luzern to Arth-Goldau early in the morning, take time to visit their so called zoo, or better known as Natur-und Tierpark Goldau. We spent most of our time at Arth-Goldau’s train station awaiting for the train to Zug.

Zug

Old Zug

Old Zug

Zug might not be on every traveler’s bucket list but the place is well-known for being a tax-haven in Switzerland and probably the ‘most’ European town. For those who plan to emigrate here, most would find themselves in Zug first before gaining enough courage to move to the less-English areas of Switzerland.

We only had an afternoon for the old town of Zug, so after disembarking from the train, we took the public bus to Old Zug for a walkabout.

Remind me again, where have we seen this?

Remind me again, where have we seen this?

“This looks pretty familiar,” quipped Dad.

“Are you sure we are in Zug?” always the skeptic Mom.

“Bern?”

“This is Zug’s St Oswald Brunnen.” I replied after a quick glance at the plaque.

Located just outside the St Oswald’s Church. There was no one around when we were there. The church was empty and we had the place to ourselves.

St Oswald Church (click to enlarge)

St Oswald Church (click to enlarge)

“Look what I found!”

“Can anyone remember where this was last seen?”

La Pieta

La Pieta

Actually the reason for choosing Zug was to enjoy its sunset, which coincidentally sets (no pun intended) over the Zugersee. They even have benches near the lake for you to enjoy it. Although my suggestion would be to enjoy it while having dinner at one of the restaurants hugging the lakeside.

Are you Geneva in disguise?

Are you Geneva in disguise?

Despite our short time in Zug, I feel that the people here seemed to have a penchant for following the style of other cities in Switzerland and Europe. Most probably it’s because of the international corporations making full use of the low-tax policies in Zug.

We were about another two hours away from sunset when we completed our short tour of Zug. So the family decided to just skip the sunset and head back to Luzern. We haven’t had a proper meal throughout the entire day, it was time to settle our stomachs.

They even copied my initials!

They even copied my initials!

(to be continued)

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