Swiss Bliss Day 9 (Part 4)

We left Zug before the sun set. Heading back to Lucerne for dinner and maybe some evening stroll along the Reuss.

“Where are we having dinner?”

“Wirtshaus Galliker.”

And for the first time, we were left wanting. No reservations and the place was packed. I never knew that people here had their dinner before 7pm. Back home, our dinner time was a little around 8pm. Anyhow, that was a lesson learnt.

‘What lesson?”

“Make reservations if you must have dinner at a particular restaurant.”

Tiny Lucerne

Tiny Lucerne

 

In the end, we settled for dinner at a Chinese restaurant located behind Wirtshaus Galliker. We had authentic Hong Kong dishes since the parents wanted something that was much closer to home than the Swiss food we were having previously.

After dinner, we had a stroll along the banks of the Reuss. Starting off at Kapellbrucke, the famous landmark.

Look at those swans!

Look at those swans!

You have probably heard of the fire damaging the bridge about 20 years ago. It has been rebuilt since then but part of the drawings were gone forever. Here is one of the original paintings:

A prelude

A prelude

This is just a prelude post before the start of my true tour of Lucerne tomorrow. We only had about two hours of light left which we used to enjoy. A thing about touring in summer is the long hours of light, allowing us to maximise our time spent. These views are available as long as there is light.

Lucerne in the evenings

Lucerne in the evenings

Another thing I admire most about the Swiss is their cleanliness, especially around touristic areas. Back home, it will be quite hard to imagine anyone would be willing to walk alongside a river.

Look at the crystal clear waters of the Reuss

Look at the crystal clear waters of the Reuss

Lucerne at night

Lucerne at night

Walking back to the hotel, I passed by a shop selling model trains. Oh what a delight! Well, that was before I saw their prices.

Model Trains delight

Model Trains delight

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