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Report 1566: We Love Switzerland

By Kathryn J from USA, Summer 2008

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Page 11 of 12: Kloster Einsiedeln and Goodbye to Weggis 9/4/08

photo by Kathryn

View of Mt. Pilatus from front porch of Weggis apartment

Our last full day in Weggis, we slept in then drove to a Benedictine Abbey at Einsiedeln. We took the scenic route which was beautiful, but a very winding road, very close to the edge of the mountain. Not my favorite thing to do - if I am on the outside next to the drop-off... But it was beautiful.

We finally had to stop for gas in our VW. Dennis was amazed when the bill for the gas was 78CHF - to fill up a compact car. It made us grateful for the gas prices in Oklahoma!!

The Abbey was large and the main church very ornate. On other trips to Europe we have visited many churches. This one seems kind of 'over the top' with the baroque style. But it made for a relaxing day with more beautiful views of this amazing country.

We had rented the apartment for a full seven days, but had made the decision to stay only six nights and go to Zurich for our last night in Switzerland. I was anxious that we wouldn't be able to get to a 10:00am flight from Weggis. This turned out to be a good decision, even though turning in the car and taking the train to Zurich was easy, it took longer than we had estimated.

By this time, we were really feeling the fatigue and were not really sad to say goodbye to our apartment in Weggis. It had been lovely, but we were ready to be going back to the States and home.

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