See Europe's oldest covered footbridge and view the collection of paintings depicting various scenes from Lucerne's rich history at Chapel Bridge. An age-old bridge spanning the calm waters of the Reuss River, the 14th-century wooden structure once formed part of a defense system built to protect the city from possible enemy invasions. As you walk across it, look up to see the paintings on the interior triangular frames, added in the 17th century. Next to the bridge stands a 40 m (140 ft) tall octagonal tower, formerly a prison and torture chamber. Don't forget to bring your camera: the bridge and its tower count among Switzerland's most photographed historic monuments, drawing architecture buffs from distant corners of the world. Plan your visit to Chapel Bridge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lucerne trip itinerary site .
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Chapel Bridge Reviews
It was an exited tour in Luzern, me and my family impressed with the beauty panorama around bridge of Luzern, you can relax in here and buy some food and drink also near of shopping centre. more »
When in Lucerne visiting Chapel Bridge is a must. Just take a stroll across the bridge and soak up the charm and history. Be sure to look up and see the paintings on the arches. Yes the are likely... more »
Beautiful, historic landmark. The artistry that was put into each segment of the bridge is outstanding. Gives a very old world feeling. When we went it was surrounded by swans and decorated in flowers. Just breathtaking.
What a beautiful and quiet place. It is no wonder many people fall in love with Lucern.. It is so peaceful.. you will have this Romantic feeling the moment you reach the lake.
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