Other places in Switzerland

To wrap up my 2014 trip to Switzerland with five places between visited between my time in Lausanne, Geneva, Zürich, and Bern / Thun. I had amazing weather in those places, less so at these…

Les Diablerets is a pretty standard Swiss small village and ski resort 1,200m above sea level.

Arth-Goldau is a larger town home to a typically attractive church and cemetery, and lovely buildings. It is known for the 1806 Goldau landslide which killed 457 people.

It is also the start of the Arth-Rigi Bahn railway connecting to Rigi Kulm, the highest peak on Mount Rigi. Built in 1875 this was the first mountain railway in Europe. On good day you can see 13 lakes and what Wikipedia describes as a “360-degree panorama that is truly the stuff of legends”. I didn’t visit on a good day…

I spent about half an hour in Lucerne which obviously didn’t do it justice. I’d had a long day and jumped off the train to take a quick look at Lake Lucerne and then caught the train back to Zürich. Somewhere to explore on my next visit…

I spent longer at the nearby Brunnen, also on the shores of Lake Lucerne, home to some attractive buildings.

The lake was particularly atmospheric before the rain arrived.

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