On day 3 we took a scenic train ride to Interlaken from Luzern. The view was awesome and we reserved this leg of our journey and got excellent view from glass topped coach in the train.
Whole day was spent in moving around the city of Interlaken and we took a boat ride on the scenic Lake Brienz.
Started off the day with wonderful breakfast in our hotel in Luzern
You can see the reflection of glass topped coach
Boat ride on Lake Brienz
Swiss style Chalet near our hotel
On our second day, we took a train to Engelberg from where we took the gondola to Mount Titlis. The weather appeared fine, though we would have hoped for more sunshine. Little did I know this was the best weather we experienced, as later we took a train to Jungfrau and it was completely cloudy and foggy that day.
View of swiss countryside from our train to Engelberg from Lucerne
Resort town of Engelberg
A short walk from the station to the cable car station where we took 3 gondolas to finally reach the top
First section of Gondola ride
View from cable car
Cliff walk on Mount Titlis
We detoured back to Zurich to enquire about our lost checked in baggages
A short walk in Lucerne
We finally took our long awaiting vacation to Europe which had been meticulously planned for over two months now.
Our first day was spend in Zurich and then we took a Swiss train to Luzern where we would be staying for 2 days.We were not off to a good start, as the airlines lost our checked in luggage and we were stranded with no clothes for the next 4 days. It was a miserable experience, where they assured we will receive our bags for sure within a day’s time. Apart from this our experience in Swiss was wonderful so far.
We did a small tour around Zurich before heading off to Lucern on the same day. Took a train from Zurich airport to the central station in Zurich and did a quick round of the town, before boarding for a train to Luzern. Our Swiss pass covered all this.
We spent relaxing and touring around Old town areas in Luzern, navigating had been slightly difficult, being in a non English speaking region, but so far so good. Luzern is a small town centered around this wooden bridge and is the base for most of the mountain excursions.
Very first views of the Alps from flight right before landing Zurich –
On the way to Lucern, with lake Zurich in the background
Old town areas in Luzern