Chapel Bridge
Chapel Bridge
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CK1890
Lincoln, UK66 contributions
Aug 2022
Beautifully preserved old wooden bridge across the river mouth into the lake. Although some older paintings had been destroyed by fire some time ago, the remaining paintings tell a story of the region's past. Nicely lit at night.
Written September 5, 2022
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permia
Ireland38,173 contributions
Sep 2022
Delightful in a glorious early autumn day, it is a beautiful sight across the river. Charmingly bedecked with vibrant flowers along its full extent, it is a premier attraction in the city.

It was great to see the forest of wooden beams while traversing it. Another unique feature are the array of paintings in triangular holdings along it.

They were created during the 1600s as part of the Counter Reformation and strongly promoted the Catholic faith. Originally numbering 158 in total, after a devastating 1993 fire only 30 could be fully salvaged.

An adjacent octagonal tower stands in the river and was actually in existence a few decades before the bridge. It is an added attraction in the full vista.

Down the centuries it has had numerous roles such as prison and archive store.
Written December 9, 2022
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860Vetman
Bethlehem, PA833 contributions
Aug 2022
Looking at the chapel bridge and hearing all the history behind it was amazing. Just to see the craftsmanship involved in constructing this bridge was amazing. As you walk along the bridge there are numerous paintings depicting events of times gone by. It's just a beautiful sight, one that even the best pictures can't capture.
Written August 8, 2022
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Snowball's adventure
Barnet, UK6,798 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I don't think anyone can deny The Chapel Bridge is the main landmark of Luzcern. It was first built in 1333 and is one of the oldest wooden Bridges in Europe. When it was built, its main purpose was to enable the locals to attend the Jesuit Church crossing the River Reuss (so it's called the Chapel Bridge). Inside, it still has approximately 30 original paintings left from the 17th century as more than 2/3 of them were destroyed from the fire in 1993. The octagonal tower on the bridge is currently used as the Artillery Association's office, although it also used to be a prison, treasury and torture chamber...etc.
Visit the bridge in both day and night times would give you a completely different impressions.
The Chapel Bridge is a must see when you visited Luzcern as it's absolutely beautifu no matter when you visited itl!!!
Written September 4, 2022
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debk16
Sunshine Coast, Australia67 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
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 chapel bridge. Recommend visiting the bridge early for sunrise or later for sunset as it’s just magical and no crowds. We had bridge all to ourselves! The gorgeous Lucerne lake - chapel bridge with mountains of snow in background absolutely charmed us. While walking on the bridge take note of the old paintings dating back 1700s up along rafters. Scenery near the bridge is also breathtaking.
Written July 9, 2020
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada811 contributions
Dec 2022
While visiting Lucerne, don't miss this iconic bridge! Europe's oldest covered bridge apparently!

As for the experience along the bridge itself, it was interesting to see the paintings looking up the covered bridge. Also great viewpoints of Lucerne along the bridge. They also have this tower in the middle which apparently was a torture chamber but has now turned to a gift shop (yikes).
Written January 17, 2023
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publiussulla
Seattle, WA220 contributions
Apr 2022
One of those must see things in Lucerne. The chapel bridge is easy to find and easy to access but parking could be a bit tricky. We opted for the parking garage at the train station was cheap and easy to walk to get back to after the walk. The walk across the bridge was easy and there are informative plaques along the way some are very small. The artwork hand under the middle section of the inside of the bridge and is very well done however some were lost when the bridge burned in the 90s. Highly recommended and is a beautiful spot to visit.
Written April 10, 2022
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Need To See It All
Perth, Australia1,088 contributions
Sep 2021
This iconic bridge lived up to the photos. Well worth a visit, there are some nice cafes and bars along the river to sit and look at the bridge, and the artwork was an unexpected and nice touch. It is pretty easy to imagine an older time when walking across this bridge.
Written July 3, 2022
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chaminda s
Colombo, Sri Lanka276 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
A beautiful and romantic historical bridge. Our favourite time to visit was in the evening. Even though we visited during the day too. With the lights shimmering on the surrounding water at night the view is magical and romantic. A must visit
Written March 28, 2020
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Kayjayell
Wicklow, Ireland390 contributions
Apr 2021
This bridge really does give you a sense of history as you cross from the new side of the city to the old side.

Built originally in the 1300s and burnt down and rebuilt since, it is still spectacular. If you understand Swiss German you can read text and see paintings of old Swiss historical incidents along the bridge.

Great spot for a photo opportunity.
Written April 10, 2021
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