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We rode the train.  We went to Luzern.

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This is old part of Luzern town that is by the lake. It was a pretty gray day.
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We went on the old wooden bridge that burned.  The bridge had a torture chamber in the octagonal water tower.  The bridge was built in 1333.  It is the oldest wooden, covered bridge in Europe.
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Lion of Lucerne
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The lion is a reminder of the Swiss Guards who won't be forgotten. On top it says, "To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss" (HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI).
Memorial for Swiss Guards killed in 1792 when revolutionaries stormed Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. 

Hewn in 1820-1821.  10 meters in length and 6 meters high.  Carved from sandstone.

OCCLX- 760 (approx. soldiers died)
CCCL- 350 (approx. soldiers survived)
 


Omi
03/08/2013 5:40pm

Did you walk across the wooden bridge?

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