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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  • Visited in mid December while staying close by at Hotel Monopol. Hubby and I got up early each morning and walked to the bridge before breakfast to enjoy the amazing scenery around the lake and the...  more »
  • The view from the bridge was amazing. You will find a lot of restaurants near the bridge and the shopping area. It is worth the visit.  more »
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  • Wonderful place. The best town I have ever seen in Switzerland. Would like to come here again and again))
  • Fantastic Chapel Bridge with amazing paintings and hand carved pieces created by the human hand. Truly another beautiful place that will be remembered in sight, feel and joy❤️

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