Fantastic Swiss Tour

Today I’ll share with you some beautiful memory & photos during my tour to Switzerland last summer. The landscape in Switzerland is so fabulous that I can even hardly describe in words... So blue the sky & lakes are there, characteristic shopping lane & medieval structures…and no wonder the scenery is breathtaking, it’s really a cozy place for living.

Lucerne may be Switzerland's most popular tourist destination. It's an essential stop on European bus tours that spend a day or two in Switzerland. It’s located on the shore of Lake Lucerne within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, the town is dotted with many medieval structures, shopping opportunities abound, mountain and lake excursions are nearby.

Since the city straddles the Reuss River where it drains the lake, it has a number of bridges. One of the city's famous landmarks is Chapel Bridge, it’s a long wooden bridge originally built in 1333, Partway across, the bridge runs by the octagonal Water Tower, a fortification from the 13th century. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern's history. The Bridge with its Tower is the city's most famous landmark.

The Lion Monument's famous carving of a dying lion. It’s a sculpture in Lucerne & found in a small park just off Lowenplatz. The carving commemorates the hundreds of Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when the mob stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris. The American writer Mark Twain praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.

Bern is the city on the River Aare in 1191 and allegedly named it after a bear had been killed. According to an old legend, a bear was the first animal killed by the city founder, and this fact is said to be the reason for the name of the city. The city was originally built on a hilly peninsula surrounded by the river Aar but outgrew these natural boundaries in the 19th century. A number of bridges were built to allow the city to grow beyond the Aar.

Its quiet, cobbled lanes, lined with sandstone arcaded buildings straddling the pavement, the hills all around, and the steep banks of the river, are still liberally wooded. Views, both of the Old Town’s clustered roofs and of the majestic Alps on the horizon, are breathtaking.

The Titlis is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland. It is located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland. We went there in summer but still the ice & snow world there. However, this glacier world offers a snow and ice experience on the highest viewpoint in Central Switzerland, it’s also the fantastic paradise for skiing fanciers.

I’d like to go there again sometime later, it’s also an ideally resort area for people all around the world.

Hope you enjoy my pictures!

Photo credits: Toneimage.

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February 26, 2009

Justmeyo

Beautiful photos,i like the color of those photos,good luck with them.Gabriel

February 26, 2009

Toneimage

happy to see your comments, so i'm really so lucky in the 2days staying there, it's all sunny like that. :)

February 26, 2009

Southernstar71

Nice to see such nice pictures of my country :-)

You were really lucky: the weather in general is not quite as good as that, clear blue skies are not that frequent!

February 26, 2009

Tomdraug

Great place indeed. I took a train once from Zurich to Locarno, fabulous.
Luzern is nice in itself, but I hold Ticino in the first place of all Swiss destinations. Ascona, Bellinzona, Locarno - the unmatched pearls.

February 25, 2009

Toneimage

Thanks for your comments!

February 25, 2009

Creativei

Great images

February 25, 2009

Aughty

Thanks for sharing those great images and history. Always wanted to go to Switzerland, your beautiful images will save me the trip, not.

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