Thursday, April 19, 2012

Budget Cruise along Lake Lucerne, Switzerland


Lake Lucerne is the 4th largest lake in Switzerland and has complicated shape that curves into the mountains and the city of Lucerne. The lake and shoreline have many stunning views, especially of Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus. Lake Lucerne is a popular tourist destination, both for tourists and the locals along the total area of 114 square kilometers (44 square miles).

In my previous post, Mount Pilatus Tour at Lucerne, Switzerland, I shared some photographs of my trip to Mount Pilatus and also mentioned about my ferry cruise from Mount Pilatus to Lucerne town in Lucerne, Switzerland. 

Since I exited from Alpnachstad station, where I got off from Locher cogwheel train ride, at Mount Pilatus. I decided to try taking a cruise on the ferry transportation, which is very reliable and accessible to Lucerne town and every dock along the Lake Lucerne. Many of the locals are still preferably living along the Lake Lucerne, which is situated quite a distance from Lucerne downtown. 

It took about an hour to cruise from Mount Pilatus to Lucerne downtown but then, I really had a good time enjoying beautiful scenery along Lake Lucerne, which is covered by green and misty mountains with clean lake and blue sky. For the locals, it's convenient to cruise by ferry from the dock of a village to another dock of a village besides traveling all the way to Lucerne downtown.


Ferry schedule is available at every dock along Lake Lucerne. Tickets can be purchased upon getting onto the ferry. Don't panic if you don't have sufficient Swiss Franc (CHF) currency. The local retailers and ferry operator accept Euro currency but return your change in Swiss Franc. Language isn't the huge problem to tourists there as well. The Swiss people are very helpful and able to converse in simple English. Cafeteria is available on the ferry but, with limited food menu to choose. You might consider to order some hot coffee in order to increase your body heat while enjoying the breeze with a spectacular view of Lake Lucerne.



Ferry terminal at Alpnachstad station of Mount Pilatus along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
Ferry terminal at Alpnachstad station of Mount Pilatus 


Ferry ride from Alpnachstad station at Mount Pilatus to the city of Lucerne along Lake Lucerne in Switzerland
Ferry ride from Alpnachstad station at Mount Pilatus to the city of Lucerne



Ferry ride along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
Here we go on ferry ride along Lake Lucerne



Beautiful Lake Lucerne and greenery mountains in Lucerne, Switzerland





Beautiful greenery mountain along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
Look at beautiful mountain which is surrounded by green grass as we sailed along



Beautiful Lake Lucerne, greenery mountains and a fortress in Lucerne, Switzerland




Greenery mountains and beautiful Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland




Traditional Swiss Houses along the Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
Traditional Swiss Houses along the Lake Lucerne in Switzerland



Feeling fresh and cold while sailing along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
Feeling fresh and cold while sailing along Lake Lucerne



Misty mountain along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
Misty mountain along Lake Lucerne




Traditional Swiss Houses along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
Traditional Swiss Houses can be seen while sailing on Lake Lucerne



The scenery is similar to the fairy tales in Lucerne, Switzerland




The ferry transportation is very reliable and friendly even the pets are allowed to ride along with their owners along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
The ferry transportation is very friendly and reliable even the pets are allowed to ride along with their owners




The front view of the ferry which is heading to the city of Lucerne in Switzerland
The front view of the ferry which is heading to the city of Lucerne



Some hotels are situated along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland




Expensive hotels are situated along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland




Schweizerhof Hotel is one of the high class hotels along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
The most high class Schweizerhof Hotel is located in front of Lake Lucerne



Jesuit Church and the high class National Hotel along Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland
Jesuit Church and the high class National Hotel can be seen along Lake Lucerne



The city of Lucerne can be seen from the Lake Lucerne in Switzerland
We're about reaching the city of Lucerne




The Post Office in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland
Unique structure of Post Office in the city of Lucerne




Ferry terminal in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland
Dock at the ferry terminal in the city of Lucerne

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