this is lucerne


Wearing: Sessun Julie & Candy red parka, Emma Cook for Topshop pink jumper, vintage blouse, Zara bottle green jeans & Topshop black boots amongst an assortment of the warmest & cleanest pieces I could find after a long train journey from Paris!

Monday morning and I was ready to press publish on a post I had prepared a couple of days ago. As I went through my drafts folder, I decided to figure out exactly what all these unnamed posts sitting in my folder were doing. As I opened them one by one, I couldn’t believe that I had forgotten to publish almost ten posts worth travel content from my trip in Europe which honestly was ages ago. I don’t know what happened that caused me to completely forget I had all these travel memories to share and looking at all these unpublished photos made me really miss Europe – as always. In my backlog I have posts of the Harry Potter studios in London, gondola rides in Venice, lakeside cruises in Lucerne and an extremely chilly day at Disneyland. But where to begin? I honestly don’t know. Perhaps this post – a selection of travel photos from our first two days in the small town of Lucerne, Switzerland. Population: About 80,000.

I went to Lucerne with no expectations and left it feeling like it was the most beautiful city I had ever visited. To start off, we had rented an apartment with the most chatty, informed and humorous host who told us everything we needed to know about the city and really got us off on a great start. Learning how to use public transport ticketing machines without knowing a single word of Swiss German was so much easier once you have a local make you memorise all the buttons you need to press to turn the machine into English. Lucerne is a tiny town with a huge heart. The locals were extremely polite, the streets were clean and the landscapes – completely breathtaking. It’s a place of small cars, large macarons and an abundance of Swiss chocolate. The architecture, ornately decorated and full of colour and character. It’s a place where ducks are plentiful & tourist attractions are somewhat minimal (except for the Swiss Alps, which are an absolute must see with Mt Pilatus literally right next to inner Lucerne). And when it comes to small towns like this, spending a few days there really gives you time to explore, observe and appreciate things you normally wouldn’t have time to see if you were chasing tourist hotspots. So if you’re ever looking for a smaller town to visit in Switzerland, I highly recommend you to say ‘grüezi!’ to Lucerne.

See more of Lucerne here.

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  • Dinah

    Wow, so many ducks and seagulls! Looks beautiful – both you and the places. :)

    • kisforkani

      there were indeed so many birds on the lake, with so many people feeding them. probably why they stay!

  • Elle

    I saw your post a while back about some of your adventures in Switzerland and I fell in love. Here I am falling head over heels again for the town, the snow, your outfit and the photos that depict it all so magically x

    • kisforkani

      oh thank you elle! if you ever visit Switzerland, I hope you do visit Lucerne. I think you’d love it :-)

  • Helena Chen

    Some of these snaps look familiar..! I think i remember seeing them on your instagram. Looks like such a cute little town, and oh my, so much Movenpick! Yummers :D


    • kisforkani

      Had my first tub of Movenpick in Lucerne :-) Thank goodness for the heater or I would have frozen like the snow.

  • Ella

    Oh wow! I went there in the summer and it looks so different and yet so beautiful in the winter! Love this!

    • kisforkani

      Summer in Switzerland would be something I’d love to experience. The train up Mt Pilatus was closed during Winter – I would love to visit it again when it is open!

  • Anaivilo Borsa

    It looks amazing!! Beautiful city indeed and you both look so cute together! :D

    • kisforkani

      Thanks! :’-)

  • amber charlton

    Beautiful photos! This town looks so romantic.

    • kisforkani

      Indeed it is. It’s so peaceful and quiet as well – or maybe that’s because we visited in the middle of Winter..

  • Cleanliness and Snow! Thats a perfect Winter Wonderland.
    I’m guessing you’re really missing that little trip you went on.
    Take me with you next time! (Am I too greedy!?)

    Love the teal jeans and red coat. Perfect colour combo!

    • kisforkani

      Forever dreaming about places other than Melbourne :P You are welcome to hide in my suitcase.

  • Love your outfit especially your raccoon shirt! Also adore your bold red jacket! Such a lovely city. Not to mention the yummy dessert!

    • kisforkani

      It is such a lovely city indeed. The ice-cream was wonderful even if it was so very cold outside :) x

  • Georgia

    Wonderful pictures! You both look so sweet!

    Domestic services

    • kisforkani

      thank you !

  • Great tip! This town looks so quaint and beautiful. Would love to visit this place if I’m ever in Europe!

    • kisforkani

      definitely is and i would imagine it would be 10 times nicer in summer!

  • I love your Winter style! You always look so cute wearing a coat :)

    • kisforkani

      haha thanks

  • Sherry

    nice photos! seems like you had so much fun and the city is really worth going:)

    • kisforkani

      definitely worthy of a visit XX

  • kisforkani

    snow is only magical in switzerland. everywhere else it’s nasty!

  • Diva In Me

    This place is definitely a very beautiful place. Looked so peaceful and serene =)
    Switzerland is in my “To-travel-to List” =D
    I also like your orange beanie =)