The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Switzerland

Built in 1365, the Chapel Bridge, the landmark and one of the many tourist attractions of the city of Lucerne in Switzerland, is the oldest and second longest covered wooden bridge in Europe. In the gable of the bridge are triangular paintings from the 17th century, which represent important scenes of Swiss history. Every day, thousands of tourists from all over the world cross this bridge, which was largely destroyed and immediately rebuilt after a fire in 1993. For me, a visit of the city Lucerne would be inconceivable without crossing this wooden bridge over the river Reuss which connects the old with the former Neustadt Lucerne.

Chapel Bridge Lucerne

Chapel Bridge Lucerne

Die 1365 erbaute Kapellbrücke, das Wahrzeichen und eine der vielen Touristenattraktionen der Stadt Luzern in der Schweiz, ist die älteste und zweitlängste überdachte Holzbrücke Europas. Im Giebel der Brücke sind dreieckige Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert, die wichtige Szenen der Schweizer Geschichte darstellen. Jeden Tag überqueren tausende Touristen aus aller Welt die Brücke, die nach einem Brand 1993 weitgehend zerstört und sofort wieder aufgebaut wurde. Für mich wäre ein Besuch der Stadt Luzern undenkbar, ohne diese Holzbrücke über die Reuss zu überqueren verbindet das Alte mit der ehemaligen Neustadt Luzern.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Switzerland

  1. I visited Lucerne over 40 years ago. Yikes!

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    • Nowadays, there are many more tourists in Lucerne. Next time, you should visit the KKL concert hall from Jean Nouvel, it is one of the best in Europe. Also, a visit of the Bürgenstock Resort, which has just been reopened, is worthwhile visiting….I will soon publish a short post about it…:)

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  2. We had the good fortune to see and walk on this bridge in 1984. Loved Lucerne Switzerland. Thanks for the memories. Allan

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