Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SWITZERLAND ~ Lucerne - Mount Pilatus ~

... Breathtaking scenery... view from Mount Pilatus over lake Lucerne...  one of the topmost tourist places in the country... famously known as the Dragon Mountain, as ancient legends often described this as a home for mythical dragons... Thanks a lot Barry!! ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿...  It's always a very nice surprise to meet new people who tell me that they regularly visit my blog... like it and think of me while traveling! ♥
Photo:Ⓒ Robert Bösch

Lucerne is a city in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking part of the country on the shores of Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldstättersee).

Pilatus (also often referred to Mount Pilatus) is a mountain massif  overlooking Lucerne. It is composed of several peaks, of which the highest (2,128 m (6,982 ft)) is named Tomlishorn.

Legend has it that this 2132m peak was named after Pontius Pilate, whose corpse was thrown into a lake on its summit and whose restless ghost has haunted its heights ever since. But it’s more likely that the name comes from the Latin word pileatus, meaning cloud covered – as the mountain frequently is.

Definitives - Swiss Railway Stations
(Issued 08-09-2016)

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