Once again we boarded a panoramic train and enjoyed this slow traveling while watching the changing landscape. I love to book hotels a bit away from the centre. Here I found a gem of a hotel.Only catch is that it is difficult to reach and is almost only accessible by the water. Perfect I thought. We easily found the dock where the boats leave. Little did I know that the last boat had already left. The only thing to do was hop on a train to nearby town Stansstad and take a taxi to the hotel. When we approached the hotel we understand why it is so hard to reach the hotel by car. The last stretch to the hotel is narrow, very narrow for cars.
You can come to the Baumgarten hotel with your own boat too…
When we finally arrived at the hotel Baumgarten and dropped our luggage in our room, it was time to head down as Thomas and Barbara where waiting for us at the bar. The hotel was just perfect, beautiful setting next to the Vierwaldstättersee in quiet Kehrsiten. The family managing the hotel and their staff was friendly and the room comfy. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
The next day we spent time with our friends. Mike earlier wrote a blog post about the lovely time we had.
Time to say goodbye to this little paradise to early after a short discovery walk through beautiful Kehrsiten. This time we were able to take the boat and sail to Lucerne. We were almost the only passengers to enjoy the peaceful trip.
There are worse places to wait for a boat
There is our ride
Sharing the beautiful landscape with few passengers
This one made Mike happy
In Lucerne we had some spare time so we put our luggage in storage in the train station and went for a stroll through this pretty city. There was a market near the Kapellebrücke, perfect to buy some food for a picnic at the waterfront on this hot day.
Our last stop was Geneva. We stayed in hotel Lake Geneva in Versoix. Guess why? Because it had a view on the Lake Geneva. This hotel is more a business hotel than a leisure hotel but no complaints. Under the hotel was a supermarket and we got our stock of Swiss chocolate. Yes it is good, so good. The Swiss know what quality is. Here no nice promenade to enjoy a lakeshore stroll but we did find the yacht club of Le Port Choiseul. It has a small beach and park and some nice bars. Perfect to relax the last hours before we had to take our flight back home in the evening.
Swan and lady sunbathing
Full 6 days in Switzerland away from our computers and spending time with friends. We had a lovely time. Next time we go to a remote place in the mountains and only come down for boat rides.
Saying goodbye with a Touch of Pink
Pictures: Mike & Véronique