🌍📍Lake Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland 🇨🇭
3️⃣ Fun Facts 🤪
☀️Surrounded by the snow capped Alps this lake has paths and tunnels throughout which make it possible to bike, walk, or run around the fourth largest lake in Switzerland.
💧Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata got its name from German poet Ludwig Rellstab when he published a review likening the first movement to a boat floating in the moonlight of Lake Lucerne.
🌳It was also the inspiration to Frankenstein author Mary Shelley when she takes the characters on an awe-inspiring trip through Lucerne.
🍄”I have seen," he said, "the most beautiful scenes of my own country; I have visited the lakes of Lucerne and Uri, where the snowy mountains descend almost perpendicularly to the water, casting black and impenetrable shades, which would cause a gloomy and mournful appearance, were it not for the most verdant islands that relieve the eye by their gay appearance; I have seen this lake agitated by a tempest, when the wind tore up whirlwinds of water, and gave you an idea of what the waterspout must be on the great ocean; and the waves dash with fury the base of the mountain, where the priest and his mistress were overwhelmed by an avalanche, and where their dying voices are still said to be heard amid the pauses of the nightly wind; I have seen the mountains of La Valais, and the Pays de Vaud: but this country, Victor, pleases me more than all those wonders. The mountains of Switzerland are more majestic and strange; but there is a charm in the banks of this divine river, that I never before saw equalled. Look at that castle which overhangs yon precipice; and that also on the island, almost concealed amongst the foliage of those lovely trees; and now that group of labourers coming from among their vines; and that village half hid in the recess of the mountain. Oh, surely, the spirit that inhabits and guards this place has a soul more in harmony with man than those who pile the glacier, or retire to the inaccessible peaks of the mountains of our own country. "Clerval! belove