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Trip Report Northwestern Switzerland Fall 2014

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Nothing like the boredom of recuperation from orthopedic surgery to jumpstart a long-delayed Trip Report!
I was lucky to visit Switzerland for 10 nights last September, staying for a week in Solothurn (FeWo), then 3 nights in Luzern.

Uneventful, though cramped, flight via Toronto into Zurich. Foggy upon landing, but sunny in 'my' beautiful baroque town of Solothurn.

Why this town? I had visited Solothurn the year prior as a daytrip from Bern, and fell in love with the multitude of preserved baroque buildings, the quaint cobblestoned lanes, the St. Urs Cathedral, the numerous hidden squares and restored fountains.
It was just the right size (pop about 12,000), with good rail connections, along a picturesque river, and had a nice selection of cafes and dining options.

I had consulted the town's website and found a vacation apartment with photos, corresponded with the owner (auf Deutsch for months, before learning she was a transplanted Briton!). I love the space, hominess and price of self-catering apartments!
Traveling solo, this was about my 15th trip. I have a (largely unused) degree in German, which comes in handy, though I'm not particularly fluent, and eavesdropping on Schweizerdeutsch is hopeless!

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