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Luzern: The sixth most visited city

Posted by daveb on October 5th, 2007

The tourist office blurb proudly claims that Luzern (also writted ‘Lucerne’) is the sixth most visited city. No further qualification is given. I have no idea whether it’s the sixth most visited city in the region, the country, or the world. It seems a little bit strange to me to celebrate coming sixth in something; completed the race, not a podium finish, came somewhere in the middle — it’s the taking part that counts.

Looks-wise certainly ticks my boxes again: Big lake, mountain skyline, large enough to have a buzz and a bit of variety. It’s also full of foreign tourists–like us–which backs up its claims as a “visited city”. Lots of British and Japanese overheard, and a whole cakeload of American too.

It’s been touched by the hand of holidaymakers and, as such, it’s easy to get a Big Mac, a Starbucks, a bag of fine choccies and an expensive watch but it’s impossible to buy a camping gas heater to keep us warm on these cold nights.

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Comment from martin
Time: October 5, 2007, 12:32 pm

Picture 4 – Guess who loaded the tourists bag with rocks !!

Comment from Mum N
Time: October 5, 2007, 9:24 pm

Great necklace Claire. Did you have to kill the furry ones yourself ?!!

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