In part two of trip to Switzerland, Bridget and I visit historic Lucerne, go in search of fondue and get a private tour of the amazing Museum Rosengart.
The lovely Ms. Angela Rosengart, whose family has been collecting art for generations, gave us a fascinating tour of the Museum, with a special focus on the work of Picasso. The Rosengart has one of the largest collections of Picasso’s work in the world, and has an equally impressive collection of Paul Klee’s work. Other artists represented there include Cézanne, Chagall, Kandinsky, Matisse, Miró, Modigliani, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Seurat. The museum itself is gorgeous and is a must-see when you go to Lucerne.
While vising Lucerne, we also spent a day on Mt. Pilatus and got the royal treatment from our hilarious host, Colette Richter. Mt. Pilatus is simply awe-inspiring, the 7,000 foot high mountain is home to two aerial cableways, two hotels, seven restaurants, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway and central Switzerland’s biggest suspension rope park.
Most importantly (to me), you can ride a toboggan on a mile long track at breakneck speed or a more sensible leisurely place — the choice is your own! We aimed for a speed somewhere in the middle when we had our turn, and we shot the footage to prove it.
When we weren’t playing alpenhorns on the mountain, feeding the swans or trolling the streets of Lucerne in search of fondue, we were relaxing at the Hotel Seeburg, with a gorgeous
ocean lake view.
Thanks to Reto Kleeb and Switzerland Tourism for planning and hosting our trip to Switzerland, Lucerne Tourism for rolling out the red carpet for us in Lucerne, and to Swiss International Airlines for getting us there in style!