Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

4.7
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 is one of biggest attractions of town Lucerne and provides spectacular views of Lake Lucerne as well as give plenty of opportunities to click pictures. It is conveniently located within....  more »
  • Very unique and beautifully constructed bridge with long history including throwing witches into the water. Highly recommend taking a walk across and paying attention to all the details such as the...  more »
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  • 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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