Sumary of Lovely Lucerne:
- The bridge is still noticeably charred in parts, especially by its pictorial panels, which hang under the eaves and illustrate Swiss and local history.
- Back by the banks of the Reuss, we pass al fresco cafes and restaurants plus shaded spots where local workers and students are picnicking on baguettes, their bicycles parked beside them.
- Seated on the canopied open-air deck as we cruise away from Lucerne, I listen in to the audio guide, which reveals eyebrow-raising local facts and folklore, interspersed with folk tunes and classical music.
- As well-heeled guests flocked to Lucerne, opulent Belle Epoque-era hotels and casinos sprang up, and some are still here, reflecting into the water.