I’ve been fortunate to travel to many incredible places in the past year. One of the most gorgeous places I have seen is Lucerne, Switzerland. My husband Eric and I traveled there as part of our honeymoon adventure last October. It was the third stop on our trek and we were blessed with crisp, cool, and sunny weather. We took a day to explore Mount Rigi, hike, enjoy a ferry and gondola ride, and take pictures of breathtaking scenery.
The best thing we did in Lucerne besides take too many pictures was to enjoy authentic fondue- both cheese & chocolate dipping at a local restaurant. It was UNREAL.
One of the cool things about Lucerne besides its breathtaking beauty, is that it isn’t too far away from other awesome spots. Eric and I took two day trips while in Lucerne. The first was to Interlaken, an hour and a half (ish) drive from Lucerne. It’s absolutely beautiful and we took an opportunity to roll into town, enjoy a coffee shop, and take pictures. We did not hike per many recommendations (hiking actually costs you quite a bit of money!) but we did explore a local cave and have lunch in town. Our second day trip was actually one of the coolest parts of our adventure: a day trip to the Alsace region of France. I’ll post pictures and details about that later, but it was such a neat experience. Little quaint villages & wine towns in the East of France. Less tourists. Amazing.
The best advice I can give to anyone with an itch to travel Europe is to properly plan! Eric and I had so much going on last year with a big move and wedding planning that we did not put the time into planning that we should have. Although I would not replace one minute of our trip (besides the struggle with the German GPS system!), I would caution to do as much research as possible beforehand. Our trip cost us more money than we anticipated with Switzerland being the most expensive country we visited.
Our trip was worth any penny but if we did it all over again, we would have changed the length of stay at a few places :)