Lucerne in December: Part 2

Let's look through the glass door to discover more of Lucerne's
lovely festive atmosphere in December in the Hotel Wilden Mann.
This double doorway is the entrance to the hotel's breakfast room
It's so welcoming!

So is the decorated tree next to the breakfast buffet.

As soon as you get out of the lift to go and have breakfast,
you walk past these beautifully decorated rooms
like these little 'salons' (sitting rooms).

This one has another lovely Christmas tree.

The warm lighting and attention to detail
makes it a joy to walk through every morning.

Being an early bird, I can take a photo of the breakfast room 
before other guests arrive.

But now it's time to go outside again and enjoy the town itself,
especially as we were blessed with blue skies on this particular day.
The jagged edge on the upper left is the overhanging roof
of the Chapel Bridge from where I took this photo.

The immense charm of Lucerne is the River Reuss which is a beautiful setting
whatever the weather.
Though I have to admit that blue skies and night-time shots are  especially beautiful.
Two buildings seem to stand out among all others.
One of them is the City Hall with clock tower
and the other is the Jesuit Church with twin spires on the preceding photo.

On the hill against the horizon,
there is a rather grand looking light-coloured building called
Château Gütsch which is another well-known landmark of Lucerne.
This is a luxury hotel and has a spectacular view over the historic city of Lucerne,
the Vierwaldstätter Lake and the mountains.

It would be nice to go up there on the hill just for the view,
but that can be for another visit!

The River Reusse running all through the town creates gorgeous reflections
even when the sky is grey.
The bridges join one part of the old town to the next.
Many of the trees are cobbled so I was glad of my comfortable walking shoes.

I especially loved this beautifully decorated house.

This view shows the bottom half of the church on the left
and a small pedestrian street which leads to our hotel.

In the late afternoon.
the atmosphere changes and the reflections deepen.

Lucerne is a town that I am planning on visiting again in the warmer months of the year,
it will look very different without all the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations,
but there will be further afield to discover and a cruise on the lake to look forward to!


  1. Fantastic shots, as usual. LOVE the look and feel of Lucerne.

    Festive Hugs, Sarn xxx

    1. Thanks, Sarn! You would love Lucerne, especially at this festive time of the year with all the lights and decorations!

  2. I feel like I've been to Lucerne with you! The architecture is simple fascinating. I especially like the white and red building. It makes a wonderful reflection. I know you are looking forward to more adventures in Lucerne.

    1. So glad you enjoyed the photos from my short time away, Cathy. Thank you for leaving a comment and I'm glad it worked this time!

  3. What a beautiful town, I am so happy that you were able to visit it and enjoy the Christmas decorations. Thanks for taking photo and letting us tag along on your adventure:)

    1. So nice to see you here, Connie! Thanks for popping in to leave a comment and travel to Switzerland to join me here!

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    1. Thanks, Fi. Lucerne is a lovely town, especially with all the festive lights and decorations.

  5. Your images are quite beautiful and inviting!
    comfy shoes are always a must ;-)

    sending you wishes for lovely holidays and a heartfelt happy Solstice ~

    1. Thanks so much, Tammie.
      Thank you too for your happy Solstice wishes!

  6. Well, I think your beautiful and enticing shots of Lucerne have made it a "must visit some day" place for me, Sandra! That hotel looks enchanting--such classic and tasteful decorations. Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us--and Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

    1. Thanks so much, Carol. Yes, Lucerne is a beautiful place to visit. Wishing you also a very Happy Christmas!

  7. What a charming town! The Christmas decorations are beautiful. I love the reflections of the buildings in the river. I don't blame you for wanting to go back.