Sept. 27; Lucerne

We left our B&B, a working farm in Rustenschwil, near the small town of Auw, and headed to Lucerne.

Decor around the barn at the B&B.

The famous Chapel Bridge over the Reuss river that drains Lake Lucerne.

The trusses of the covered bridge are decorated with painted panels dating from the 17th century and depicting scenes of Lucerne's history.

Exploring the streets of the old town, we found many elaborately decorated building facades.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (a writer, poet and philosopher, considered to be one of the most important thinkers in Western culture) "stayed here in 1779".

More modern facade decor, just in time for Halloween!

Another bridge over the Reuss river is the Mill bridge which features a series of medieval-style 17th Century plague paintings titled Dance of Death.

We finished our tour with lunch at the Stadtkeller Swiss Folklore Restaurant. While we ate our traditional fondue we enjoyed a show of traditional Swiss music, alpenhorn, yodeling, flag throwing and good hearted, audience-participating, fun!

Cheese Fondue!

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