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Europe Travel Plans - Mount Titlis / Lucerne

Day 6, 1 April 2011

In this April mop day :) the journey will start in the morning from the hotel to Mt. Titlis - Engelberg, Switzerland. Click here for trip's map.(40km, about 1hrs to Titlis)

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The Titlis (3,238 m) is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland. It is located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland, overlooking Engelberg (Obwalden) and is famous as the site of the world's first revolving cable car. The cable car system connects Engelberg to the summit of Klein Titlis (3,028 m) through the three stages of Gerschnialp (1,262 m), Trübsee (1,796 m) and Stand (2,428 m).
The last part of cable car way leads above the glacier. In Klein Titlis, it is possible to visit a glacier cave.

Mt. Titlis weather click here / photos click here / webcam click here / snow click here

The journey will continue with Lucerne city tour.
There are lots of well known watch and jewelery makers in Lucerne. Click here or here. We can find Bally shoes boutique in this city. How about the price in Rupiah? Millions! :)

Lucerne weather click here
Lucerne photos click here
Lucerne map click here
Internet Wifi connection locations near Lucerne based on proximity click here

Landmarks
Lion Monument
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The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The American writer Mark Twain (1835–1910) praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."

Chappel Bridge
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The Chapel Bridge ("Kapellbrücke" in German) is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, and one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.

The covered bridge, constructed in 1333, was designed to help protect the city of Lucerne from attacks. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century, depicting events from Luzerne's history. Much of the bridge, and the majority of these paintings, were destroyed in a 1993 fire, though it was quickly rebuilt. Some of the blackened structure of the bridge still remains today, evident from the newly rebuilt parts of the bridge.

Adjoining the bridge is the 140 feet (43 m) tall Wasserturm (Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. Today the tower, which is part of the city wall, is used as the guild hall of the artillery association. The tower and the bridge are Lucerne's trademark and form the most photographed monument in the country.

The Lucerne Lake
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Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldstättersee, lit. "Lake of the Four Forested Cantons") is a lake in central Switzerland and the fourth largest in the country.

The lake has a complicated shape, with bends and arms reaching from the city of Lucerne into the mountains. It has a total area of 114 km² (44 sq mi), an elevation of 434 m (1,424 ft), and a maximum depth of 214 m (702 ft). Its volume is 11.8 km³. Much of the shoreline rises steeply into mountains up to 1,500 m above the lake, resulting in many picturesque views including those of Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus.

The Reuss River enters the lake at Flüelen (in the canton of Uri, the part called Urnersee) and exits at Lucerne. The lake also receives the Muota (at Brunnen) Engelberger Aa (at Buochs), the Sarner Aa (at Alpnachstad).

It is possible to circumnavigate the lake by road, though the route is slow, twisted, and goes through tunnels part of the way. Dozens of steamers ply between the different towns on the lake. It is a popular tourist destination, both for native Swiss and foreigners, and there are many hotels and resorts along the shores. In addition, the meadow of the Rütli, traditional site of the founding of the Swiss Confederation, is on the southeast shore of the lake. A 35 km commemorative walkway, the Swiss Path, was built around the lake to celebrate the country's 700th anniversary.

Today's trip once again will end at Postillon Bouchs Hotel, located above "Lake Lucerne" with unrestricted view of the lake and the mountains. There's no information about internet / wifi connection about this hotel (http://www.activehotels.com says that Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in the entire hotel and costs CHF 7.80 per 30 minutes.) :(
Review about this hotel click here

Usefull link:
http://www.wikipedia.org
http://www.virtualtourist.com/
http://id.tixik.com/

Posted by AlexSantosa 19.03.2011 02:37 Archived in Switzerland Tagged travel photo hotel map watch weather trip switzerland swiss lucerne internet wifi review jewelery bally lake_lucerne lion_monument chapel_bridge

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