Koln, Germany – Lucerne, Switzerland – 6th day (06.08.12)

Early morning trip from Koln HBF to Lucerne, Switzerland.  Another change of  train at Basel SBB.  We took an early morning breakfast at McDonalds fast food before heading to the train platform.

Our ICE train that will bring us to Basel SBB. We passed through 4 major train stations (Frankfurt HBF, Mannheim HBF, Karlsruhe HBF, Offenburg HBF) in Germany before reaching Basel, Switzerland.

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Scenic view inside the ICE train

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Make sure you alight at the correct train station where you will need to change your train. We alighted at the wrong station, Basel HBF instead of Basel SBB. FInally, we able to catch another train going to Basel SBB in time to catch the train that will bring us to Lucerne.

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View along the way from Basel to Lucerne

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Finally, reaching Lucerne after a long train ride from Koln.  Hotel Flora Ameron, is only 10 min walk from the train station.

This was the best hotel in our entire trip in Europe.

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First look of Chapel Bridge outside Ameron Flora hotel lobby

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View from Lucerne Museum

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Beautiful scenes around Chapel Bridge.  The Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire.

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Even it was raining, there were still quite a number tourists visiting Chapel Bridge at that time.

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Many shops around Lucerne.

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Famous Bucherer shop.

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Biggest Clock inside Bucherer

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Chapel Bridge, another view from the side of Reuss River.

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Another great view of Chapel Bridge

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Chapel Bridge at night

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