Beer, Vistas and Trains: A Pre-Gamescom Trek Through Switzerland

Beer, Vistas and Trains: A Pre-Gamescom Trek Through Switzerland

Since we arrived in Europe a few days ahead of Gamescom, and our much anticipated Dark Souls III hands-on demo, we took some time to explore the remarkable and stunning landscapes of the land of Cheese and Chocolate: Switzerland. There was much train-riding (and a boat ride), countless views of some of the most amazing landscapes you’ve ever seen, and beer by the ever-flowing pint. There will be a separate article dedicated to beer!

The weather was simply fantastic and made for one of the most memorable trips we will ever remember.

 

The view from Kilchberg, over looking Lake Zurich.

The view from Kilchberg, overlooking Lake Zurich.

2 Sausages

2 Sausages at the train station. Why have 1 when you can have 2 Fex always says…

The view of Goldau on the way. Goldau is located on a lake between the mountains: Rossberg and Rigi.

The view of Goldau on the way. Goldau is located on a lake between the mountains: Rossberg and Rigi.

goldau transit (2)-Switzerland

Looking down into the valley on the way up to Rigi Mountain. 50 Shades of Green anyone??

Rigi Sign

Signs like this are all too common in Switzerland. If I counted that right, that’s an 19, 20, 21 letter word!!

in the clouds-Switzerland

The view as we approach the top of Mount Rigi. The Alps are in the distance. We could just see them poking through the clouds.

Rigi

Nearly at the top. We came right by that house on the right there. The clouds were so thick that you couldn’t see 10 meters out of the train on that side…

The view from the top of Mount Rigi, also known as Queen of the Mountains.

The view from the top of Mount Rigi, also known as Queen of the Mountains.

Flowers

Fex shows of her artistic side, capturing this beautiful picture that couldn’t possibly depict Switzerland any more perfectly.

Food of the Gods? Doesn't seem so unbelievable when you're this high up...

Food of the Gods? Doesn’t seem so unbelievable when you’re this high up…

Starting our decent down to Vitznau, the view here was probably the best in Switzerland. You could see for miles in just about every direction.

Starting our decent down to Vitznau, the view here was probably the best in Switzerland. You could see for miles in just about every direction.

Almost to Vitznau

Further on down the mountain, you can just see Vitznau down below. We would be catching a boat from there to Lucerne.

Vitznau

Vitznau Switzerland. Your typical Swiss city on the lake. The mountains in the backround are stunning.

Just after boarding the boat. I believe they were playing the Swiss national anthem on their Alphorns...

Just after boarding the boat. I believe they were playing the Swiss national anthem on their Alphorns…

boat trip-Switzerland

Another boat passes us by. This is what our boat looked like as well. This Swiss are fond of waving at passersby…

    The view from the boat deck. There were numerous mansions and castles along the coast along with many boats out enjoying the weather.

The view from the boat deck. There were numerous mansions and castles along the coast along with many boats out enjoying the weather.

weggis-Switzerland

We stop at Weggis to pick up a few more tourists.

Luzern

We pull into Lucerne Switzerland. The town is a blend of modern and medieval architecture. Simply beautiful.

gotthard-Switzerland

We just got off the boat. I couldn’t make that boat name up if I tried…It’s actually the name of a Saint in Switzerland…wonder what he was famous for…

luzerne evening-Switzerland

We stopped to have a beer at the brewery in the middle there. It’s called Rathaus Brauerei. Thought all you Rat Bros out there would get a kick out of that.

luzerne restaurant 2-Switzerland

The view from the restaurant we ate at overlooking Lucerne. We had Fondue and of course more beer…

fondue-Switzerland

Switzerland’s finest. Mmmm….

Chapel Bridge

One last shot of Chapel Bridge as the Sun was starting to set. This is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe.

But wait, there’s more!

We are heading into Germany today, to see Cologne and get playtime with Dark Souls 3, amongst many other games~! Stay tuned for more travel articles, an upcoming beer marathon and, of course, GAMES!


Read more travel articles

 

Avatar

Senior Editor at Fextralife. I enjoy gaming, playing and watching sports, cooking yummy food, watching a good movie and hanging out with Fex.Find more of my posts

View my other posts

7 comments on “Beer, Vistas and Trains: A Pre-Gamescom Trek Through Switzerland”

  1. Avatar XuitusTheGreat says:

    I’m….very happy for you and your beautiful trip topped off with dark souls 3 :straight face:

    Image

  2. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Oh Xuitus… and we haven’t posted our 48 hour beer marathon article yet! *cackle*

  3. Avatar XuitusTheGreat says:

    well now you’ve forced my hand *gets vacation pictures*

    get ready for more of THIS!
    Image
    yea that's right I zoom, click me

  4. Avatar Agurzil says:

    Oh my, did you eat fondue in the summer? We only eat that in winter when it’s cold, not in summer! You tourists :lol:

  5. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I can eat melted cheese anytime of the year. Actually planning on going over to Dezaley before we go back :)

  6. Avatar skarekrow13 says:

    Yeah but how are their wings?

    OK that looks like an awesome trip

  7. Avatar Grimgrin says:

    Good god this all looks amazing. Beer, sausage, melted cheese, Beer, Videogames, Scenic Views, Beer. What is not to be jealous of?


Log in to leave a Comment