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Luzerrn, Switzerland Day 2 - Self-guided Walking Tour

Our second day in Luzern was another beautiful day! We decided to do the self guided walking tour that was on the tourist map to make sure we saw all the sights


Beautiful day!


Weird art display in this small room

Of lots of tiny paper cranes







First up was a walk along the rampart wall that is still intact on the one side of the river. There are four towers you can still walk up and you can walk along the wall between them

And see the farm animals on the other side!


We went early so it wouldn't be too hot





Beautiful views from the towers!














The one tower is a clock tower that is like a small clock museum and holds the oldest clock in Luzern

The clocks were super interesting to look at. So many moving parts











The big clock in the clocktower is the oldest clock on town - built in 1535! We accidentally timed it perfect to be here in the clocktower when the clock chimed the hour - it chimes a minute before any other clock in town. It is a giant clock and the parts are spread out over several stories in the tower. It is definitely worth a visit if you are ever in Luzern just to see the clock running. This was one of my favorites from the city. 

At the end of the wall you can wander back down to town. 



For lunch we stopped by Blend Teahouse and tried the messa sampler - hummus, cucumber dip, tofu and bread. Yum!

And the daily special - a burrito with lots of veggies

And some fancy tea! It was all super good

We were walking around town and saw this sign! Now we were here in May. May 2017 and there was already a sign up for the Halloween part in Oct!! I guess they want to make sure you are aware so you can make sure to be there

After lunch we walked over to the Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument) which commemorates the Swiss guard that were killed in the French Revolution. It was super busy there, way busier than anywhere else we went, but just okay. Really the monument itself was nice, but the surrounding (out of frame) wasn't...

Hofkirche St. Leodegar







View from the church steps


A really nice graveyard next to the church



Then a sit by the lake in the shade - it was getting pretty hot!


Afternoon snacks at Crazy Cupcake Cafe! Banana cupcake

Brownie

And berry tart - all delicious! Since we were up early and had wandered all over the place we just relaxed for a bit after this until dinner. 

Dinner at Tidbits - a vegetarian buffet restaurant. It is pay by weight so you put what you want on your plate and ever Tuesday it is vegan day so everything is vegan (we did go another day and most things were vegan then as well). We were strategic this time - we got a bit of everything first, tried it all, then went back to get what we wanted to eat. It was so delicious! A bit expensive, but then again everything in Switzerland was. I wish we had a place like this here

After dinner we sat along the lake and watched the mountains change colors as the sun set behind us









Another great day in Luzern!


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