The Chapel Bridge of Lucerne

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the River Reuss, in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of historical paintings dating back to the 17th century. Many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a fire, in 1993.

Wooden Chapel Bridge of Lucerne, Lucerne's city sign

Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. It serves as the city’s symbol and as one of Switzerland’s main tourist attractions.
Along the bank of the River Reuss there are many restaurants and Cafés serving from breakfast to a late dinner, where you can enjoy traditional Swiss bakery & kitchen, foreign kitchen and the ambience. This is a favorite hangout for locals and tourists.
We highly recommend a visit to Lucerne, enjoy a coffee at the banks of the river Reuss, walk inside the Chapel bridge, paying attention to the paintings inside the bridge. Later on, visit the old town of Lucerne and observe the decorations on the houses, which are not only decorative but also tell history.

Other attractions in Lucerne

  • Shipride on the Lake of LucerneThe ship can take you to the Base stations of the close by Mountain Pilatus and Mountain Rigi
  • Lucerne old town: along the banks of the River Reuss
  • Glacier Park in Lucerne and the Lion Rock
  • Verkehrshaus Lucerne (Swiss Museum of Transport), which houses an IMAX cinema
  • KKL: Kultur und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (Culture and Congress center Lucerne)
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