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Lucerne and Interlaken

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Lucerne

We didn’t realise that our hotel was miles out of town, plus an expensive train ticket from the city centre- so once we found the place, we only ventured out for dinner! In the morning we put our bags into a locker at the train station and did our own ‘self-guided’ walking tour.
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Chapel Bridge
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The Dam
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Musegg Wall and Towers
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Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument
Commemorating the Swiss Guards who were massacred during the French Revolution. Mark Twain described the wounded lion sculpture as being "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."
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Interlaken

Interlaken was not what we expected. We were imagining a mountain village, in between two lakes. We never saw the lakes, and the main street was just jam-packed with tour groups and the streets were lined with expensive watch stores and tacky souvenir shops! However, after the disappointing first impression – the following day we took a train and a few cable cars up to some nearby mountain villages (Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen), and we were impressed! We hiked around, seeing some beautiful mountains and waterfalls! We stayed until the last train, so that we would not have to go back to our crappy hostel (– crammed into our room like sardines, on creaky bunk beds!) until we really had to!
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Outdoor Cinema
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Best idea ever to bring Subway up the Mountain!
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Highest waterfall in Europe
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Posted by ange.kay 00:33 Archived in Switzerland

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