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QUICK VISITS,3 PLACES IN SWITZERLAND.

Bellinzona, Lucerne and Zurich.

BELLINZONA, LUCERNE, AND ZURICH, 3 places in Switzerland, that i took a quick visit too.---------LUCERNE is in Central
Switzerland, at an altitude of 435m. on Lake Lucerne. It is an ancient town in the German speaking area of Switzerland. It has one of Europes oldest covered wooden bridges, which is the centrepiece of the Lake. Chapel Bridge is originally from the 14th
century. Two thirds of the bridge were destroyed by fire in August 1993. It was reconstructed by April
1994. In German it is known as Kapellbrucke. Some of the buildings in town have Frescoes. The railway station and bus station are close to the Lake. A train to Zurich takes on average about 45 minutes. Bellinzona is one hour 45 minutes.LUCERNE  SWITZERLAND..   At the end of Lake Lucerne.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND.. At the end of Lake Lucerne.

LUCERNE  SWITZERLAND.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND.

LUCERNE  SWITZERLAND.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND.

LUCERNE  SWITZERLAND..  Town Hall clock tower.  Clock installed 1525.AD.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND.. Town Hall clock tower. Clock installed 1525.AD.

LUCERNE  SWITZERLAND.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND.

LUCERNE  SWITZERLAND.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND.

LUCERNE  SWITZERLAND.-- Twin Towers of St. Leodegar  church.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND.-- Twin Towers of St. Leodegar church.

LUCERNE  SWITZERLAND..   Boat trips all over the lake.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND.. Boat trips all over the lake.

LUCERNE  SWITZERLAND. -- Water Tower and Chapel Bridge.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND. -- Water Tower and Chapel Bridge.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND.  --Kapellbrucke, Chapel  Bridge.  Wooden bridge originally from 14th  century.

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND. --Kapellbrucke, Chapel Bridge. Wooden bridge originally from 14th century.

---- ZURICH is in North Switzerland, at the tip of Lake Zurich.. Zurich is a large Hub for railways ,roads and Air traffic. Zurich is FIFA headquaters in a suburb called Zurichberg in a wooded hilly district.
FIFA is in charge of the worlds Football. [Soccer]. --- The Grossmunster is a large protestant Church,with a lovely
bronze door, by Otto Munch. A train to Strasbourg in France takes 2 hours and 40 minutes.-------- ZURICH  SWITZERLAND.----Hotel.

ZURICH SWITZERLAND.----Hotel.

ZURICH  SWITZERLAND.....Pedestrian street.

ZURICH SWITZERLAND.....Pedestrian street.

ZURICH  SWITZERLAND.   Green spire of Predigerkirke.

ZURICH SWITZERLAND. Green spire of Predigerkirke.

ZURICH  SWITZERLAND. --Predigerkircke with its green spire.

ZURICH SWITZERLAND. --Predigerkircke with its green spire.

ZURICH  SWITZERLAND.   St.  Peters clock tower.

ZURICH SWITZERLAND. St. Peters clock tower.

ZURICH  SWITZERLAND.   Grossmunster.

ZURICH SWITZERLAND. Grossmunster.

ZURICH  SWITZERLAND.  Grossmunster Protestant  Church.

ZURICH SWITZERLAND. Grossmunster Protestant Church.

ZURICH  SWITZERLAND..  Bronze  door of Grossmunster, by Otto Munch.

ZURICH SWITZERLAND.. Bronze door of Grossmunster, by Otto Munch.

BELLINZONA is in Southern Switzerland in the Canton of Ticino. The small town lies on the River Ticino, at the foot of the Alps. Altitude is 241m. There are 3 castles high above the town. { Castelgrande, Montebello, and Sasso Corbaro ].
The Collegiata church of St Peter and St. Stephenis in the town centre in Collegiata Piazza.
Also in the centre is Palazzo Civico, {Town Hall}. , with its tower and courtyard.. I entered part of the building, with its colourful windows and paintings. This was a short visit so i did not see all the town , what i saw i liked. A train to Zurich takes one hour 45 minutes., same amount of time to Lucerne.BELLINZONA , SWITZERLAND.   Castle wall above town centre.

BELLINZONA , SWITZERLAND. Castle wall above town centre.

BELLINZONA  SWITZERLAND.  Castle above town.

BELLINZONA SWITZERLAND. Castle above town.

BELLINZONA   SWITZERLAND.   Castelgrande  above town.

BELLINZONA SWITZERLAND. Castelgrande above town.

BELLINZONA  SWITZERLAND.

BELLINZONA SWITZERLAND.

BELLINZONA  SWITZERLAND.   Collegiata church of St, Peter, and St. Stephen  in March.

BELLINZONA SWITZERLAND. Collegiata church of St, Peter, and St. Stephen in March.

BELLINZONA  SWITZERLAND.     Palazzo  Civico.

BELLINZONA SWITZERLAND. Palazzo Civico.

BELLINZONA  SWITZERLAND.     Modest sign on building.

BELLINZONA SWITZERLAND. Modest sign on building.

BELLINZONA  SWITZERLAND.    Inside Palazzo  Civico.   [ Town Hall

BELLINZONA SWITZERLAND. Inside Palazzo Civico. [ Town Hall

]BELLINZONA,  SWITZERLAND.    Staircase in Palazzo  Civico.

BELLINZONA, SWITZERLAND. Staircase in Palazzo Civico.

BELLINZONA  SWITZERLAND. -- Palazzo  Civico. Courtyard.

BELLINZONA SWITZERLAND. -- Palazzo Civico. Courtyard.

BELLINZONA  SWITZERLAND.   -- Palazzo  Civico Courtyard.

BELLINZONA SWITZERLAND. -- Palazzo Civico Courtyard.

BELLINZONA,  SWITZERLAND. -- Piazza Collegiata.

BELLINZONA, SWITZERLAND. -- Piazza Collegiata.

These were 4 or 5 hours of visit.

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