Kapellbrücke

The Kapellbrücke ("Chapel Bridge" in German) is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, and one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.

The covered bridge, constructed in 1333, was designed to help protect the city of Lucerne from attacks. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century, depicting events from Luzerne's history. Much of the bridge, and the majority of these paintings, were destroyed in a 1993 fire, though it was quickly rebuilt.

Adjoining the bridge is the 140 feet (43 m) tall Wasserturm (Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. Today the tower, which is part of the city wall, is used as the guild hall of the artillery association. The tower and the bridge are Lucerne's trademark and form the most photographed monument in the country.

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Cenker Köse
25 October 2016
The first and the most important landmark in Luzern. Try to visit and walk through both in the day time and night. You will get different joy and thoughts...
Katerina Kuvaeva
5 October 2014
Wooden bridge, Lucerne, must visit, awesome view, centre of the city. Nice looking streets, not far from this place. Take a trip on your foots! Breaking view! Amazing place
Andria F Ho
30 June 2014
you definitely will regret if you just miss it~~ do some homework on its history, you will appreciate it more.......great great views, by the way <3
Nm
10 November 2019
The oldest wooden bridge in Europe .. Lucerne’s symbol & the most famous landmark in the city !! UNIQUE, CROWDED, BEAUTIFUL & ROMANTIC at sunset .. A must to visit while in Lucerne !!
Amit Gaharwar
29 August 2016
The landmark of Lucerne. If go during Lucerne festival the bridge is decorated with stunning arrangement of flowers. Do a stroll through the bridge and admire the fresh air.
Thomas M.
8 July 2016
Diese Brücke muss man einmal im Leben überquert haben. Das Wahrzeichen von Luzern. Von hier aus sind es übrigens nur ein paar Schritte zur sehenswerten Sammlung Rosengart.
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