Me, My Swan & Lucerne

Me, My Swan & Lucerne

In childhood I had heard the story of fairyland from my grandma. Beautiful fairies chuckling around a picturesque lake with white swans swimming in crystal clear water. Reveling in the company of  one gorgeous swan, one fairy lazed on the lake side. Like that fairy I dreamed of me sitting alongside a swan.

It was a forgotten childhood dream until it came alive during my visit to Switzerland. Dreamy Switzerland fulfilled my long cherished dreamy wish while I was sitting on lake side admiring lakeLucerne. Suddenly I saw one dashing swan loitering around me.        “My swan” I mumbled in joy.Exchanging admiring looks and responding with pleasing gestures, we both stayed together lovingeach other’s company. This was a magical feel. This event made my Lucerne experience morememorable. I am all in giggles recalling those moments.

Lake Lucerne is situated in Lucerne city of Switzerland, covering an area of around 38 km. There are scenic walkways all along the lake. If you want to explore lush surroundings of lake Lucerne then there are variety of cruises to choose from. The way I did. Being in mountainous settings weather is bit unpredictable. That may spoil cruise fun with blurry vistas. Just inquire beforehand.

Lucerne, the panoramic city of central Switzerland attracts travelers, differently. Many are drawn for its stunning landscape. For others the magic pull of the city is lake Lucerne, also known as the lake of swans. Whereas the charm of Swiss watches lure some to Lucerne as the city has abundance of watch shops. Still not enough for few, then the festivities of cozy Swiss summer will make you revel in Lucerne. And I was no exception. Merged myself fully in festive fervor of the city. Was thrilled when a local band of performers invited me.  I felt so special.

Festive Lucerne

Lucerne is known as the city of festivals. Many international events and carnivals are organized in Lucerne. Variety of performances take place throughout the year.

Lucerne is also a popular destination for Swiss made watches. Though I was not into the purchasing of Swiss watch but I did admire the sheer beauty and the exclusivity of Swiss watches. My own shopping indulgence was limited to pretty souvenirs.

Lucerne city is the mix of traditional and modern architecture. There are many town squares in the city. Old town of Lucerne is traffic free. Its frescoes and historic buildings were a delight to look at. I had joyous time walking and exploring the lanes of old town area.

34 Responses to Me, My Swan & Lucerne

  1. I’ve never been to Switzerland, but it looks like a perfect destination!
    I could really enjoy your post because swans have always held me in thrall. There’s a lake here in Hungary that we always visited when I was a child and there were dozens of swans. It’s just like heaven. Thanks for reminding me of MY childhood memory, too!

  2. Rachel says:

    I’ve never been to, nor heard of Lucerne city but it looks lovely. I like the pictures with the swans and am glad you had a good time wandering around the town.

  3. Nati says:

    Oh wow! you’ve been actually so brave to be next to a swan! Swans are aggressive creatures in my experience. I live in Switzerland next to a lake (a much smaller lake, I live in Biel) but there are Swans and whenever I go strolling with my little ones, I try to avoid being close to swans as much as I can as their attacks could be fatal for a toddler, They are really big and strong moody birds.

  4. Liz says:

    I loved loved loved Switzerland the last time I was there! I’m hoping to return sometime in the next few years!

  5. Mjchristine says:

    Switzerland is the home where some of my friends lived and I’ve seen them in pictures in lakes like this too. I wish to visit the place and witness some great happenings there like festivals!

  6. Amber S. says:

    The swans are so beautiful and majestic! I have never heard of Lake Lucerne (not well traveled in Europe I’m afraid!) Thanks for sharing so many details! I’m glad you had a good time!

  7. I would love to visit this place. It looks so calm and relaxing. With rich history.

  8. Look at all these pictures. Lucerne looks amazing! Loving the houses by the lake!

  9. Bea says:

    I have heard a lot about Lucerne and definitely has it on my bucket list. This place looks so pretty!

  10. Shell says:

    Wow this looks like such a magical and beautiful place to visit someday! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photographs!

  11. Ana Ro says:

    Lucerne does look very fairy-tale like! I’m glad you enjoyed your visit.

  12. I love the memory you shared about your grandma; so precious. This sounds like a great place to visit!

  13. These are some beautiful photos and this sounds like a beautiful city. I would love to attend one of their festivals.

  14. Nicole Flint says:

    What a cute little town! I love the old town feel! How was the weather?

  15. Helene says:

    Wow lovely post !
    I love to read about new traveling places
    Wow this makes me to travel to Lucerne city soon
    Thanks for such a lovely post

  16. Aditi says:

    Interesting to learn about Lucerne! The Swan story brought a smile! I’m glad you got your swan!

  17. Tiffany Yong says:

    Wow, you’ve managed to take a photo so close to a swan. It’s so beautiful. Seeing the animal, I remember some stories about Swans, from the ugly duckling to Swan Lake.

    • INDU says:

      There are many stories curated on swans, I too was fascinated with one childhood story and got that fulfilled when met swan up close.

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