More than 7th Heaven: Mt. Titlis, Switzerland

Home base: Lucerne

From Lucerne to Engelberg by train,
Seeking the heavens once again.
Xpress cable car carried us part of the way,
To board the Titlis Rotair gondola for a panoramic display
Of the grandness of Mt. Titlis,
Leaving us breathless.

Once reaching Mt. Titlis summit at 10,000 feet,
We can see how the sky’s the limit, a visual treat.
Next challenge was the Cliff Walk
On a suspended bridge that made us almost balk.
But we braved through the span in spite of the cold wave,
Leading us to Titlis Glacier cave.

Before going all the way back down,
We stopped at a lake a few levels above town
To see more of the mountain and glacial lake views,
And took a rowboat for a short scenic cruise.
Then to Engelberg base village we finally went,
To visit a historical museum, witnessing a mountain bovine event.
On to get snacks in a local cheese factory,
Just before going to a Benedictine monastery.
Alas, the day soon ended,
So back to Lucerne we returned, feeling splendid.

Barreling through Bavaria (Bayern)

[1st of a series of posts about my late October travels to southern Germany]

Extensive travel
North and south Bavaria,
A joy ev’ry day.

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Bavarian cities and towns traveled:

 Nuremberg
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Bamberg (a large part of it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
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Regensburg (its medieval center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
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Graswang Valley
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Oberammergau
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Prien am Chiemsee: HerrenInsel and FrauenInsel
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Dachau
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Munich
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