Breakfast was a simple affair, 12CHF for a tiny breakfast buffet in ibis Budget Luzern City. Bread, eggs, very limited cold cuts with the usual drinks. Not good or worth it by any stretch, but I did meet a fellow Malaysian couple from Melaka during the lift ride down to breakfast. What a coincidence, eh?
I took the No.4 bus back to Lucerne main station, and it was a short walk across to the Bahnhofquai where I’m set to take a boat from Lucerne to Vitznau. I was there by half past nine, but the boat is only set to leave at ten, so I have some time to walk around the area.
One of Lucerne’s main icons, the Chapel Bridge is only a short walk up the river. Needless to say, that’s where I went.
I’m pretty short on time by the time I left Chapel Bridge, so I started going back the way I came, passing several interesting building, including the Lucerne post office which I admit that it has to be the most decorated post office that I’ve ever seen.
By the time I got back to the Bahnhofquai, the boat was just pulling into the dock. Majestic ship, they must have been maintained very carefully and lovingly to still be in such good operating conditions after this long.
The crew was all smiles when passengers started boarding, and it really gives a homey feeling to the boat. The interior was also much more different than what I expected: clean, well lit, spacious and not at all musty. Second class passengers ride on the main deck, while first class passengers have the upper deck. There are outdoor seating on both decks, although on this particular day the boat is only about half-full, and all of the people out on the deck are there for the photo-op.
Next stop, Vitznau!