Lucerne — Art of God

We planned a day trip by train to Lucerne in the Swiss Alps. It was a beautiful trip, and an even more beautiful destination. The lake below the mountains stretched far and wide and looked clean enough to drink. That is a huge contrast to the green and muddy Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri…

We planned a day trip by train to Lucerne in the Swiss Alps. It was a beautiful trip, and an even more beautiful destination.

Views from Lucerne
Silver lining
These were the kind of boats we’d be riding on for the day
Lucerne Museum of Art

The lake below the mountains stretched far and wide and looked clean enough to drink. That is a huge contrast to the green and muddy Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri I frequently visited growing up. We booked a fairy across the lake to a small village at the top of one of the mountains. The water was like glass and the air was as pure as it possibly could be.

The kind of picture usually ruined by some inspirational quote about synergy 🙂
Jealous!! Sailing would be first on my list if we go back.
It’s an awesome picture — and it is still 100x more impressive in person.

After several stops, we arrived at Bürgenstock with about 20 others. We immediately got on a rail car that pulled us straight up the steep slope of the mountain to the village. Opening first in 1888, it is the oldest electric funicular in Switzerland.

Bürgenstock Funicular Railway car
Going up the Bürgenstock Funicular Railway — And hoping we have good brakes!
It keeps going — and going — and going…

Full of character and charm, the walking paths, hotels, and restaurants were scattered across the mountain top. In the valley opposite the lake, lie a golf course hidden away that would inspire even the strongest skeptics of golf to try a round.

Chess anyone?
The local tavern
The golf course and a few homes in the valley
One of the many walking paths in Bürgenstock. We had perfect weather too!

Having personally always given Alaska the title, the Swiss Alps are a strong contender for the most beautiful place on earth.

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