Steam Ship Unterwalden stopping at "Verkehrshaus" (House of Transports) in Luzern.
Lake Lucerne, also known as the Vierwaldstättersee or "Lake of the Four Forest Cantons," may be the most beautiful lake in Switzerland. It's certainly among the most spectacular, with mountains on all sides and forests coming down to the shore in many places. If you pick only one lake for cruising by boat, make it Lake Lucerne and try to spend it least one leg of your cruise aboard a restored paddlewheel steamer or Dampfschiff like the Stadt Luzern, Gallia, Schiller, Uri, or Unterwalden (shown in photo).
The Vierwaldstättersee is a large, irregularly shaped lake that offers a new view with every change of direction and there are many of those during cruises of the lake, since the boats zigzag across its sparkling surface as they pick up and discharge passengers at villages along the shore.
The main sailing season runs from June through late September, with a reduced schedule in April through late May and in October. Some boats run year-round; for a current timetable, see the Schiffahrtsgesellschaft Vierwaldstättersee (SGV).
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mesutilgim (73046) 2013-08-28 12:46
Hello Jean Claude,
Very nice capture from Luzern !
Perfect pov and layout. The couple in the foreground adds life to the scenery.
TFS and best regards
PiotrF (2380) 2013-08-28 15:22
Hello Jean ,
Nice view of Lake Lucerne. Very well composed and captured this beautiful image.
dkmurphys (42527) 2013-08-29 7:01
Hi Jean Claude,
Very fine moment at the lake. Nice mood in the middle on the nature.
Well taken, enjoy a nice evening.
Romano46 (11535) 2013-08-29 10:37
Ciao Jean Claude
una foto di ottima fattura per la composizione molto gradevole e per i colori assai piacevoli in un contesto dominato da un paesaggio che invita alla contemplazione.
La presenza delle nubi che preannunciano temporali a mio parere dà una maggiore vivacità alla foto, mentre assai indovinata appare anche la scelta di includere i due personaggi che osservano il paesaggio.
Ciao e buona serata
Kielia (21533) 2013-08-30 7:37
Hallo Jean Claude,
dass mein Herz beim Anblick dieses Dampfschiffes höher schlägt, kannst Du dir bestimmt denken! Aber mir gefällt auch die schöne Komposition ausgezeichnet. Und dann hast Du auch noch so eine herrliche Sommerstimmung eingefangen, Kompliment!
fabbs99 (11148) 2013-09-01 21:56
Nice shot of the couple sitting by the banks and the ship anchored nearby.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant. Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!TFS.
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (26980)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-25
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, canon EF 24-105 F4 IS
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-28 12:40