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Luzern

We will start by saying, EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO TO SWITZERLAND! It should be noted, it got on our radar from another travel blogging couple. We did research based on their suggestions, and we are so thankful because it has truly been one of the greatest places we’ve both been to.

Stayed in Luzern at Altstadt Hotel Krone Luzern. The hotel was in a great location, clean and big. NOTE: Pack light, this hotel did not have an elevator and we were on the third floor. Also, this hotel did not have AC, but with the windows open, it was honestly not too bad (and this was in late June).

Luzern is a small, but beautiful town; we spent under 24 hours here which we found to be a perfect amount of time. We explored the area around the Chapel Bridge (famous bridge with beautiful flowers and swans) also known as the Old Town. We also walked to Musegg Wall which has a clock tower and a beautiful view overlooking the town. This was definitely worth the exercise.

Ate at Zunfthausrestaurant Pfistern – right on the edge of the Old Town overlooking the river and Chapel Bridge. We had a bottle of wine, fries, and shared the Riesigi Buurebratwurst, which is basically a large bratwurst in a balsamic sauce served on a potato pancake/hashbrown.

Grindelwald

This travel couple also suggested Grindelwald, which was FANTASTIC!

Small town surrounded by mountains everywhere (this is the view from our balcony at Hotel Hirschen!!)

The hotel didn’t have AC either, but because of the weather, it was great to sleep with the windows open. The room was big, had a great bathtub, and an amazing balcony with views of mountains all around.

We did the adventure package from Grindelwald to First. Because we are adventure seekers, this was perfect! Did the mountain bike twice (SO very fun and I felt very safe), and then finished with the trottibike (this is a scooter that I didn’t really feel comfortable with – I’m not the most coordinated/it requires a ton of balance that I was too scared to play with, but eventually I was able to sort of get the hang of it and enjoy a little of it). Regardless, the way down is BEAUTIFUL – surrounded by mountains (no guardrails), flowers, and cows right by you with their bells just hanging out.

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