Train Travel in Europe

 

Europe Map Annotated

We just completed a trip to Europe where we spent 77 nights in 16 different locations and we used trains as our primary means of travel.  We rented a car for 9 days in Germany and took a flight from Barcelona to Geneva.  Otherwise, we used trains to get from place to place.  The trains were fast and reliable. Continue reading

Lucerne, Switzerland

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In Switzerland German is the primary language in the eastern 2/3 of the country and this includes the city of Lucerne.  Lucerne has been described as perhaps the prettiest city in Switzerland and we can confirm that it is quite appealing.  Like Geneva, Lucerne sits on a beautiful lake that bears its name and the Reuss River runs through the city.

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Geneva, Switzerland

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Geneva is surrounded on three sides by France and its Lake Geneva is shared with France.  The primary language is French but Geneva is a very international city with approximately 46% of the population being foreign born.  This is mostly due to the raft of international organizations that either make their home here or have a substantial presence, such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and the headquarters for the International Red Cross which was founded here in 1863.

Jet d'Eau

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