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Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)

City Center, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #6 of 31 attractions in Lucerne
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Type: Bridges
Traveler Description: The Chapel Bridge (the correct name is "Kapell bridge") in Lucerne is a covered wooden footbridge that crosses the River Reuss. It was built in 1333... more »
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The chapel bridge of Lucerne is very impressive in terms of its architecture It provides the icing on the cake for Lucerne and evokes swiss charm.

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Luzern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's one of the most photographed attractions all over Europe and standing in front of it with mount pilatus in the background you know why that's the case :)

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely Bridge maintained all These years and is all Wood. Very Close to the Station and no cost required to see it.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Pleasant and very beautiful with colourful flower displays on the side of the bridge. and well worth spending some time when in Lucerne. I was so fascinated that when I surfed the net I found out that the Kapellbrücke (literally, Chapel Bridge) is across the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne. There were some lovely eateries on the riverside.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent to view from the banks of the river or adjoining bridges but the walk over the bridge itself is fairly uninteresting - some historical depictions of Swiss history and Lucerne and an obligatory shop. The fine floral decoration of the bridge enhances it no end. The similar bridge further inland across the river is much less iconic (it has... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was close to Chappel Bridge, so we made a point to visit this landmark. The bridge is beautiful. The flowers that are planted around the outside of the bridge make it even more charming to its visitors. The bridge always has loads of people on it. Regardless, find a spot that you like, and take in the view.... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely wooden bridge. so unusual both in shape and constuction. Worth a visit and good short cut over the river. Pedestrian only.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our hotel and the old town lucerne had the chapel bridge in between. With its picturesque view, it is easily one of the best tourist attractions. Swans and ducks swim about, gracing the waters. Wonderful sight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

A nice bridge worth a visit if you are in Lucerne. The wooden bridge with the alps backdrop gives a perfect scenery for a picture. Good eateries, cafes and pubs along side

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The flowers on this bridge are beautiful and after taking the time to view all the painting above you as you stroll across makes this a memorable stop on your trip to Luzern. Some of the painting have been restored since the bridge fire.

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