lucerne switzerland

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Look, the blue is unquestionably blue on the lake Lucerne, or Viewaldstättersee as the German-speaking Swiss call it. Those water striders crossing in the distance its azure waters are actually small boats, tiny human adventurers, in a tiny adventure on a tiny pond… but a beautiful tiny pond indeed: the wedding of my friend could hardly find a nicer and more peaceful place than this. Soft live jazz, joyful chatter and the wind ruffling the last leaves of summer helped set the finest background for this lovely local beer, brewed somewhere on the still green hills behind us: “üses Bärgbier”, our mountain brew by Rigi Gold, a typical helles with its bready crust aroma only slightly hopped, smooth and mellow like an evening on the lakeshore…