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Heuturm and Luegislandturm  
   

Heuturm and Luegislandturm

Luegislandturm at right. Heu Tower - Heuturm at left. "This tower is named after the hay that was once stored there, but it also contained gunpowder. In 1701 hundredweights of the explosive blew up due to lightning. The tower was destroyed, and many locals were killed by flying stones. The rebuilt version of the tower is 44 meters tall". The Musegg Wall and its nine towers are part of Lucerne's historic fortifications. "Lucerne ... is enclosed by well-preserved walls, with nine watch-towers, erected in 1385..."--Baedeker 1903. DSC_0579
Lucerne Day 3

October 2nd 2019
Wednesday morning was free before out afternoon bus transfer to Basel and the Viking Rhine cruise boat. Susan and I made the most of it and, once again, Susan was the guide. She knew of the Rosengart Collection art museum. The museum is one of impressionism, cubism and modernism and displays works by Modigliani, C├ęzanne, Matisse, Renoir, Dufy, and Soutine, with an emphasis on Picasso and Paul Kle ... read more
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Swiss Flag The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. Switzerland... ... read more
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