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Arno
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May 27, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Hi everyone,

We were based in Weggis late April. The weather wasn't great during our first full day there: light rain mixed with dry but cloudy weather and only a bit of sunshine. We decided to go for an easy walk. We took the bus to Küssnacht, then the train to Meggen. From there, we walked to the Swiss Transport Museum in Lucerne, passing the wonderful Meggenhorn Castle. It was a varying walk along Lake Lucerne, that can be done regardless of the weather and all year round. The surrounding mountains were snowy and covered in clouds today, so this walk was a very nice alternative to higher terrain. Full details are here: www.myswissalps.com/hi king/meggen-lucerne.

Once we reached the Swiss Transport Museum, we decided to take the Swiss Chocolate Adventure ride, which is in the same building. The ticket desk queue was very long, but we managed to skip the line by buying online tickets on the spot. There's no doubt that this is a very touristy activity, but also fun and interesting. It's a bit pricey; luckily you'll get some chocolates. Of course more chocolate can be purchased in the adjacent Lindt store. We had planned not to do so, but did it anyway. I'm sure we weren't the only ones :-) Our excuse was that the store offered new flavors we had not tried before.

We then took a boat back to Weggis. That's always a relaxed way to travel, and the views weren't bad considering the weather.

We went to restaurant Zee (www.tripadvisor.com/Re staurant_Review-g198850-d2689536-Reviews-Zee_Restaurant-Weggis.html) in the evening. It was very pleasant to enjoy the lake view, the impeccable service and good food. The menu offered several vegetarian dishes, as well as meat, fish from the lake, a regional white wine, desserts with Weggiser Kirsch (local cherries liquor) and much more. Not low budget, but worth the money we thought.

It turned out to be a very nice day, showing that Switzerland has enough to offer even if the weather isn't picture perfect. Also it was a good example of the flexibility of the Swiss public transport system. We spontaneously took a boat on our way back, something that wouldn't be possible if we had parked a car somewhere. With the Swiss Travel Pass we didn't need to arrange for tickets as all transportation was included.

Attached are a couple of pictures we took that day.

Arno and Annika

Last modified on May 31, 2022 - 6:39 AM by Arno
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Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 27, 2019 - 11:45 PM in reply to Arno

When I ate at Zee last year, they had Hecht (pike) on the menu as a special. That is indeed a special treat. But, their's was dried out, flavorless and past its prime. Service was merely adequate.

Nice setting, though.

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
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May 28, 2019 - 6:09 AM

Hi Slowpoke,

That's too bad. I guess the staff of the day is a crucial factor, and you've been unlucky apparently. It has very good reviews on average but things can and do go wrong everywhere. Perhaps try Riva next time, if you haven't already: https://www.tripadviso r.com/Restaurant_Revie w-g198850-d4702139-Reviews-Restaurant_Riva-Weggis.html. It's location is superb as well.

Last modified on May 31, 2022 - 6:39 AM by Arno
Lana1231012
Lana1231012
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May 28, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Hello all!

Arno, we’ve been thinking about chocolate adventure too; do we have to buy regular museum tickets on top of chocolate adventure ride if we want to experience only the ride?

Thank you in advance

Arno
Arno
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May 28, 2019 - 9:48 AM in reply to Lana1231012

Hi Lana,

No, it's a completely separate ticket, so you don't need a museum ticket. The transport museum is very nice by the way, but we had been there before and didn't have more time that day. It easily takes half a day to see it all.

Last modified on May 28, 2019 - 9:49 AM by Arno
Lana1231012
Lana1231012
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May 28, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Thank you so much, Arno!

i tried to find this info on every possible source , but can’t find the answer

Many thanks!

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