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.
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, Cézanne, Matisse, Renoir, Dufy, and Soutine, with an emphasis on Picasso and Paul Kle ... read more
Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Lucerne 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
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." I've traveled for a long time and have many memories of places and people. I enjoy travel, especially to new places I haven't seen before. Every journey, whether brief or extended, provides the opportunity for a new experience or a different way to see things. I like travel photography, too, and always have my camera with me.
I look to the "4Hs of Tourism" as a guide when traveling: understanding the Habitat; Heritage; History and Handicrafts.
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