Switzerland Road Trip Begins. Stop 1 Lucerne In Rs. 3000  –  Switzerland In Rs. 75,000 – Episode 4

Switzerland Road Trip Begins. Stop 1 Lucerne In Rs. 3000 – Switzerland In Rs. 75,000 – Episode 4

In this episode of Switzerland on a budget series, I am Traveling Desi and today I am in Lucerne ! And the view from the castle is pretty amazing and you can actually see the whole Lucerne from here ! As you saw in the last episode, after picking up my car from Zurich airport I went to my hostel to pick up my bags, and then I left for my next destination, Lucerne ! If you want to visit a lot of cities in less time like I did after exploring a city for one entire day, you can leave for another city at night. This type of travel plan is very suitable as most major cities in Switzerland are close by . And it doesn’t matter if you take a train ! Even after exploring the city, I easily drove from Zurich to Lucerne in just 45 minutes ! I then had my dinner with a MTR ready to eat Navratna Korma and some bread ! And got some sleep on the hostel bed that cost me 2000 rupees per night ! So this way, you can be completely fresh by free breakfast time in your hostel and will be ready to explore a small but cute Swiss city ! Oh, by the way, this was a branch of the Swiss youth hostel of which the website link is in the description box. For private rooms, you can get a decent bnb at the city centre of Lucerne for around 5000 to 7000 per night . And a 2 or 3 star hotel for a minimum of 8000 rupees per night . Alright guys, its my third day in Switzerland and first day in Lucerne and I am out of the hostel ! I had only a day for Lucerne city and its raining today . As its raining today and the weather is cold, I took out my winter coat. Water proof, cold proof. And the best thing is, my hostel also had a free tour which I did not take as I did not have then time . Thats right, the hostel I stayed in provides free guided tours to their guests in which a guide gives you a walking tour of the city centre, and you don’t have to pay any fees but a small tip to the guide ! I also got a free bus pass from my hostel, so all my internal transportation for the day will be for free. Thats right, in a lot of cities in Switzerland, hostels and hotels provide you free public transport tickets which is valid for your entire length of stay . I got one after asking for it from my hostel so always enquire about it at the reception desk ! And I am leaving my car at the hostel as the hostel parking cost 7 Franks which I’ve paid for the entire day, and last night I parked my car on the street as its free during night time Parking opens at 8 in the morning, so I’m parking my ra at the hostel for which I had to pay 7 Franks and now I’m going to the city centre which is a 10 minute bus ride form here . I am sitting in the car because its raining outside and I cannot take videos ! And the weather got better in some time and after leaving my car at the hostel, I went to the bus stop, which was just 2 minutes from my hostel ! And from here I got bus number 19 which took me to Lucerne Bahnhof of Lucerne central station . And I chose central station as it is mostly the centre of most European cities from where you can have a good start to explore the city . Besides, most people come form Zurich by train for a day trip and after exploring the city for a day, they head back to their hotel in Zurich ! And so we will start our one and only day in Lucerne from its central station ! And that behind me is the railway station, and the moment you get out from here, you get awestruck by the beauty of Lucerne ! Connected with various cities in Switzerland, A return ticket from Zurich can cost around 30 franks or 2000 rupees . Although this station has been recently renovated, but its old Facade still preserves the glorious pas of the city from 1850 . And as central station is right in front of the ferry terminal of lake Lucerne, so this is also a connection point for those people who take a ferry from here to reach their homes in the various towns and villages on the shores of this lake ! These ferry rides are free with the Swiss pass but if you want to ride the ferry for one or two stops, depending on the distance between your stops, you can get a ticket from 5 to 15 Franks . As Lucerne is primarily a lake city so to enjoy the amazing natural landscape, a relaxing evening cruise in its boat ferries are highly recommended . And if you’re missing India, there is also a cruise with Indian music and dinner for which the ticket can cost around 3000 rupees per person . But as I said, you should do this in the evening to give some rest to your legs, So now lets go towards the historic old town and its main highlight of Lucerne ! And now behind me is the historic Chapel bridge ! !Built in the 14th century, this wooden bridge was almost burnt to ashes in the year if 1993 but after its complete restoration, this is now a tourist hotspot of the city . Seen in a lot of bollywood movies, this chapel bridge also has some extremely beautiful 17th century paintings ! And this is a very cool bridge with a lot of cool views ! Originally, the city had 3 such wooden bridges but only 2 remain now . However, open to all free art pieces, these bridges helped me a lot on such a rainy day . And by the way, this tower is much more old than the bridge and used to be a torture chamber at one time ! In front of chapel bridge is the historic medieval old town which is worth visiting ! Centre of the medieval Lucerne at one time is now a shopping district where you can spot a lot of famous European brans and boutiques. And there are quite a few Indian restaurants where you can get a lunch buffet for around 15 Franks . Walking through Lucerne, you can spend hours admiring its architectural beauty and painted facades of buildings You can also try some expensive but fresh seafood at the patio restaurants next to Reuss river ! And lastly, don’t forget to appreciate its beauty by on the picturesque bridges ! After some shopping at the old town, after a small walk, you can get to the historic fortification malls of the city that look somewhat like this . These are the preserved parts of the structure, that used to keep 13th century medieval Lucerne fortified ! And from behind these walls, you can enjoy the beauty of old town Lucerne . Out of all these towesr overlooking this beautiful city, four are open to the public But the most special is this one, which houses a historic but functional clock from 1553 . Climbing these steep wooden stairs can be problematic, but this tower has a lot of walkways, from where you can enjoy the view of Lucerne and its neighbouring mountains . And as you go on, the mechanical assembly of centuries old clocks will keep on impressing you ! And after climbing some more stairs, you get to the top of the tower which actually can be a little disappointing ! Finally I’m at the top of the tower, but this isn’t that impressive as the walls are very thick and the windows are very small. So the view is very limited and there are glass windows . And glass windows cannot do justice with the beauty of the view . And then you can go back towards the old town after climbing down the clock tower . And there’s a lion monument in the city’ old town which attracts a lot of tourists ! Behind me is the famous lion memorial , and this was made in the memory of the Swiss guards who lost their lives during the French revolution . Switzerland is also known for providing mercenaries to kings and even the guards of the pope are Swiss guards . Carved into a single rock in the year 1821, this memorial is very huge and very popular ! You can see a broken spear in its back when you see it up close , and even while dying, this noble beast is protecting the shield that symbolises French rule . Whether its the body, the hair or its expressions every detail of this masterpiece is worth watching ! And behind me is a 17th century church of this city, lets go and check it out ! Built in 1633, the wooden church was completely burnt, but some parts of it remained . And the present building is here since 1639 ! Whenever you visit a medieval European city, don’t forget to spend some time in a church or a cathedral and observe their art and sculptures . I am at the second wooden bridge and its 5 in the evening and I’ve almost seen everything . I’m gonna head back to my hostel and pickup my car, and I’ll ask them if there’s a place nearby to get some nice views of the city or a place where I can only go by car so at least I’ll be able to put my car to some good use ! And as I learnt, the city of lake Lucerne, is very extended other than its old town and in the backdrop you can see the very beautiful mount Pilatus to the top of which, a lot of people go through a cable car . Anyways, I took a bus and left for my hostel, so that I can see some mountains before leaving for Interlaken . Alright, so the weather was on my side today, it stopped raining for a lot of time in between and now I am free and its 5:30 in the evening and I am ready to leave for Interlaken, But, as I have a car, why don’t I put it to good use if you take a train you’ll have to go straight to Interlaken, but I will also go to Engelberg on my way which is a very beautiful town . But its gonna be raining, I just hope that it doesn’t rain that much when I reach there . As my bags were already packed and in the car, I drove towards mount Titlis which is located in a small city Engelberg which is a 30 minute drive or a 40 minute train far from Lucerne ! But when I reached there, the weather had gotten a lot worse so I postponed my mountain activities for Interlaken and a clear weather as well ! I stopped here, but the weather has shown no mercy so no point ! What you get to learn from this is that thing don’t always go as planned, and weather can never be trusted . The good news is, that all the major mountains of Switzerland give a live webcam feed and ground weather forecast on their website . And you should always check this before starting your mountain tour because if the weather is not good, you’ll miss all the scenic views and in all you photos, nothing will be visible other than fog ! And if you do come here and the weather is clear you can get a two way cable car ticket for 100 Franks or around 7000 rupees. Or depending on the weather, you can enjoy a lot of other weather activities . Then I went to Engelberg town, which is quite a popular for Indian honeymooners, but after 6 in the evening it was pretty much a ghost town ! to explore Lucerne and some of its surrounding areas like mount Pilatas, Engelberg or lake Lucerne you need at least 2 or 3 days ! But as I had already planned all this for my next destination so I picked up my car, and seeing off the beautiful views of the city drove towards my next destination which is also known as pure Switzerland. And that is Interlaken ! So guys, stay tuned, as from the coming episode, I will show you a piece of heaven on Earth , Interlaken at its finest ! Oh, and before I forget, A chicken sandwich for lunch for 250 rupees. And I hope you liked this quick tour of Lucerne and if so, don’t forget to hit the like button, And for more videos every week from around the world, don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and the bell icon.

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  1. A lot of people have been asking questions about the drone shots 🙂 It is illegal to fly a drone in most European cities and hence I got this footage directly from the Tourism department of Lucern with full reuse permission and adaptation to my music and video colors. It has been clearly mentioned as the source in the footage watermark, video credits, and video description.

  2. Great video. No offence, but this video of yours shows the value of Swiss travel Pass. With the pass you could have gone on a cruise on Lake Lucerne, taken the train to Mount Rigi and came back via a cable car ride. The real beauty of Switzerland lies in the small villages. Maybe next time. Keep up the good work.

  3. Hi i am planning a 15-20 day tour to western europe covering london, brussels, amsterdam, paris and interlaken
    Can you suggest the route i should take to cover all of them ?? Or add or remove any stops in this route?

  4. can u tell me how u take those shots where u walk and camera follows u? 😀 they look real good.. btw love u channel, subbed and notifications on 😀

  5. Hi Mohit
    Your videos are really an inspiration.
    Eagerly waiting for the next episode.
    Can you tell us when the next episode will be uploaded.Also was it difficult to drive from Lucerne to Interlaken, I have heard you may encounter blocked roads and sometimes get lost.
    Please advice.If you have an email to get in touch please share.

  6. Bhai ji maldives pe video banao yar…maine apka chanel subscribe kiya hai…aap jalfi se banao mujhe help chahiye

  7. I have watched all videos posted by you, even I have shared with my friends too, boss you are great

    Please visit japan, as people say japan is not like any other country

  8. Hey you mentioned that driving in Switzerland is tricky in winter if one doesn't have any experience of driving in snow…is a very useful information. This made me to relook at my travel time. Just wanted to one doubt: Is driving in mountain roads easy in Swiss Alps, I mean are those narrow roads with lot of hairpin bends like we get in any hill stations of India or they are good wider roads. Google maps show good avg speed and not much congestion..

  9. From Paris if I am going to Swiss from which city I need to start? Zurich or Interlaken ..and shall I need to take train from Paris

  10. How our Indian Driving Licence is valid here, it is left hand drive country?
    Tell me from which site I can rent a car?
    Is it necessary to leave car at the place from where I started my journey or they have their offices in other cities too??

  11. Mind blowing dear..bhaya ji kia bat hai AP ki bhut information milte h r sath men enjoyment b..love from Pakistan 🇵🇰 🇵🇰.

  12. Cool bro, your videos are really awesome and very informative. Please keep up the good work. It's a great help for us who new in this field.

  13. Sir ..I am planning to travel with my husband and my 4yr daughter. .tour ko khud se self plan kare or travel agent k through book kare

  14. Hello brother.I am big fan of your channel.Your Videos are absolutely great. We can see beautiful foreign countries just watching your videos while sitting in India. Great job Sir and wish you best of luck.

  15. Aap thoda slow bola karo…bahut jaldi-2 Bolte ho …..jab tak last sentence clear hota hai Aap aage bad chuke hote ho

  16. Absolutely in love with your videos bud,just can't get enough of them, keep up the good work mate, wish you all the luck and success, I hope you hit that 1million milestone real quick, until then CHEERS.

  17. Bhai the only word came in my mind is just awesome…the way you explain..the way you explore things…first time in till date I hit like button in whole series of course yours… thanks

  18. I'm living here from last 2 years but i haven't explore lucerne properly. But thanks to you now I'm ready to explore 👍

  19. Loved this video ….loving the entire series as a whole. It's great to see that , you really take your audience's feedback seriously , last time I requested you to incorporate more of the sites along with all the amazing information and you did just that . Kudos to you…!!

  20. hello , you are really helpfull !!! thanks for the video .. the biggest question i have is where to book car from ?? have heard they have hidden charges and all ! can you please suggests a budget car for 15-07/23-07. really concerned about this ! please help ! thanks

  21. Nicely compiled with lots of info!. I have a query about driving. Is it difficult driving automatic car on hilly areas in switzerland?

  22. Wow what a video..
    No one can stop oneself to click on the "like n subscribe button" after hearing ur sweet request .love that @mohit 😂😘👌👌

  23. Thanks for all videos it’s very good but can you please cover Indians some places as well or Maldives with couple as well like if anyone want to plan

  24. hello ,
    will you tell me how you can learn destination knowledge step by step
    like how would you start and select your trip about every think .you"er doing well keepit up

  25. it confuse us.
    isiliye please apne camera se shot kiye gaye shots hi dikhaya karo.
    qk we are here to see what we can explore in how much amount. tourism department k dron shots to hum unki websites se b dek skte hai.

  26. Mohit Bhai Lucerne jaa kar bhi Mt.Titlis nahi gaye to kya faayda?? Sad to say but this episode was incomplete without visit to Titlis..

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