Approximately 40 minutes by train from Zurich, Lucerne is, to noone’s surprise, just gorgeous. It has a slightly more village-y feel to it than Zurich. If you’re ever there on a Saturday or Tuesday morning be sure to check out the farmers’ markets – fresh cheeses, fruits and flowers galore.
I would’ve loved to have climbed up Mount Pilatus, but alas I’m going to have to save that for next time. I did however walk across the Chapel Bridge (photo above), visit the Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument (which was devastatingly beautiful) and (of course) have a picnic by the idyllic landscape.