>On sad lions and foggy mountain tops


“I never saw such a sad rock” said Mark Twain when visiting the Lions Monument in Lucerne,
which is a memorial of the Tuileriensturm on the 10th of August 1792.

We were there yesterday with a group of customers from the Czech Republic and I was overwhelmed (as always) when I saw this strong lion, pierced and fallen like the Swiss soldiers during this fight.
No more words needed – I think that’s the most expressive war memorial, I have ever seen.

We had a Guided Tour in Lucerne (in czech language…), were visiting the chappel bridge with its beautiful paintings, had a nice Mischtchratzerli for lunch at the Zunfthaus zu Pfistern and then went to Vitznau and uphill to Rigi Kulm – but it was so foggy, we had no view at all – unfortunately.

So Dalibor, do you prefer the fog on Mount Titlis or the fog on Mount Rigi….?

Halfway down the mountain again – there is a lovely Gasthaus, called Heinrichshütte, where we spent the evening, having Fondue chinoise, Swiss beer and lots of fun while listening to the group – singing all kinds of Czech (and russian) folk songs and ending
the evening with the national hymn of the Czech
republic, everyone standing upright, hands to their hearts.
So – what a lovely day – driving back home – some of the guests still singing (they seem to know thousands of songs….) and me fighting sleep in vain…


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