Saturday, July 11, 2009

Luzern Day 4

Ah yes, day 4, this started badly the instructions had the wrong train times and in spite of the hotel giving us a lift to Engelberg station we just missed the train. Waited around for an hour to catch the next, the get-off point was a request stop and in spite of pressing the button the train failed to stop so we walked back from the next station to just miss the half-hourly cable car up the mountain to Niederrickenbach.
Having got there it was a steep but enjoyable climb up to the Brisenhaus SAC (Swiss Alpine Club) hut. I'd not been to one of these for many years - since a 1971 holiday in Arolla, there was a welcome soup and torte which we ate outside admiring the views. Then down to the Kluwenalp with wonderful views over Lake Luzern and a cable car ride down to Beckenried where the Hotel Edelweiss (another!) and a foot dip in the lake beckoned.
Beautifully situated by the lake with views from our room of boats and mountains. Good meal at the hotel though we began to flag as a result of the four course menu. Cold veal with tuna sauce was a bit of a surprise but I did enjoy it!

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