Day 75: Luzern

Friday June 17, 2005

We did the tourist tour of the old town this morning, there were some great old wooden bridges, one with some pretty grim paintings. We climbed a tower on the old city defences and were  surprised to see a party of Swiss schoolchildren graffiti their names onto the walls of the 14th-century fortifications, their teacher sitting watching.

After lunch, we did some shopping and then returned to our campsite for a swim in The Lido. I feel a bit cheated by the Lido which was just a cordoned off area of the lake where you can swim for a 6 francs entry fee. I could have walked around the side and had a swim for free. Lake Luzern is surprisingly warm considering the water comes from the snow on the surrounding mountains.

Another great view over Luzernensee

Another great view over Luzernensee

Views of Luzern from the old city wall

Views of Luzern from the old city wall

The old city wall in Luzern

The old city wall in Luzern

Inside the Spreuerbrücke

Inside the Spreuerbrücke

The Spreuerbrücke in Luzern

The Spreuerbrücke in Luzern

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