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“Lovely wooden bridge!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)

Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)
City Center, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in Lucerne
Type: Bridges
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Dunstable
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lovely wooden bridge!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Lovely wooden bridge,well photographed with loads of tourists from far away.Beautiful flowers around the bridge,burnt down many years ago but restored to its old glory for us to enjoy!

Visited September 2012
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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“Beautiful Bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

A must do if your in Lucerne to walk over the chapel bridge! Flowers are all along the bridge is so beautiful!!! When u walk along the bridge look up top and look at all the paintings unbelievable!!

Visited September 2012
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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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“Very Old Historic Bridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Landmark of Lucerne. Look up when walking over bridge to admire the paintings. Bridge has burned before so not all original. Can not go up in the tower.

Visited February 2013
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Canada
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“Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The illustrations inside the bridge are fantastic. Really gives you that medieval feel. Doesn't take long to visit and the town itself is great. Don't leave Luzern without visiting Chapel Bridge!

Visited March 2012
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Canberra
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“Just Magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Spanning the crystal clear waters of the Reuss River, the Chapel Bridge is such a picturesque structure. As the symbol of Lucerne, it has to be seen, and crossed. And crossing it at night with views of Old Town, you truly appreciate why Lucerne is known as the city of lights.

Built in 1333, the Chapel Bridge is the oldest covered bridge in Europe, and the oldest surviving truss bridge in the world. And for those who aren’t architects, engineers or historians, it’s just so beautiful. The interior is lined with 17th century paintings depicting events from Lucerne’s history, while the outside edges are lined with planters full of flowers.

It’s an absolute tragedy that much of it was destroyed in a fire in 1993, and that the water tower in the centre houses a crappy gift shop. But the restoration was amazing, and the Chapel Bridge is still the heart and soul of Lucerne.

Visited October 2012
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