We left Italy for Switzerland, the one country I have been waiting for my whole life and I gotta say it didn’t disappoint .. once we left the Swiss border and started driving further in the landscape changed dramatically. The mountains looked like they went way way way up and were so grand! We stopped at a little stop for lunch then continued on till we got into Lucerne.
We immediately went to the Lion Monument and lovely cruise around the lake and then onto our hotel. Later that night we went to a folklore show complete with alpenhorn blowing, spoon and bottle playing, flag throwing and yodelling. They got several people up from the audience to participate. This was a lot of fun. The whole restaurant ended up joining a huge conga line.
The next day we went up Mt Pilatus. The way up there is via a cograil. That happens to be the steepest in the world at 48 degrees. We heard dairy cows with the huge bells and lots of fog on the way up. Once we got through the clouds and fog we got blue sky and the air was a tad cooler. Mt Pilatus is 2150 metres above sea level. I absolutely loved this. The views were simply stunning. We came back down via cable car,
In the afternoon we went to a working dairy farm in Engleberg. We learnt how they make their own cheeses, and dried meat. We also had the most delicious apple strudel. I had 2 bits it was so yum. Engleberg is surrounded by mountains. We also did a horse and carriage ride around the streets here. Just stunning!
In the afternoon we had some free time to wonder around the streets and just soak up the atmosphere… this would have to be one of my favourite places so far.