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The Kapellbrücke (literally, Chapel Bridge) is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter's Chapel, the bridge is unique because it contains a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with a larger part of the centuries-old bridge in a 1993 fire. 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.
Really nice attraction, surrounded by great shops and bars. Some of the most beautiful urban scenery in Europe can be found here, with views all the way over the lake and into the mountains whilst the rushing water resounds in your ears. Really good for memorable pictures of your holiday here. I would seriously recommend walking along here on a sunny evening at sunset for a beautiful and somewhat romantic setting in a lovely place
scenic peacefull beautiful !!! stunningly decorated bridge, a lovely evening setting and the sky changing the colours...it was a perfect evening. the lake is a min walk and the overall atmosphere is serene. you are sure to pause and soak it even if you want to rush your car through the road.
Lucerne is one of the beautiful towns of Switzerland.. and what makes it special is the chapel bridge right in between the town. Blue waters and the Alps in the background makes it picture perfect. Wooden structure bridge amazes truely.. some souvenir shops also present on the bridge. Seagulls flying all around makes the ambience mesmerizing... Must visit when in Switzerland.
The bridge itself is OK but the area around the bridge is nice. Very touristy. Try to avoid the restaurants near the bridge or you will pay big bucks. We've learned the hard way... Good experience thou.
Good for walking and sightseeing. Its a beautiful place. Romantic old architecture. But too many steps for babies and young children. Handicap rams doesn't work.
The Chapel Bridge is one of the highlights of visiting Lucerne. It's a beautiful covered wooden bridge that's stunningly decorated and makes for an amazing photo opportunity all year round. The Chapel Bridge is to Lucerne what the Charles Bridge is to Prague. During the summer beautiful flowers hang off of the bridge and the mountains looming off in the distance turn this setting into what you imagine Switzerland to be. The urban scenery is beautiful and there are few places in Europe where you'll find such a beautiful bridge, an Old Town, crystal clear river, and Swiss Alps dominating the skyline in this perfect combination. The bridge is free to visit and totally picture perfect so don't forget to bring your camera. Try check it out in the morning before all of the tourists arrive for the best photo opportunity!
Stunning views, from this bridge, will be captivated in memory forever. The bridge is unique, it contains a number of interior paintings! Night time bridge is lit, that attaches some mysterious feel to it.
Lovely old covered wooden bridge over a fast flowing river. Very clear and clean water. Plenty of bird life. Lots of cafes and restaurants along the bank, al fresco. Very photogenic bridge. Not too crowded.
Ducks and wooden bridge. Before going on a dinner cruise, I had some time and what better way to spend it than feeding ducks which come close to you and eat out of your hands. The wooden bridge is quite shady compared to the heat outside. The market nearby is very expensive and was flooded with tourists. But the local Fondue and Ice cream are really good. W managed to get food for the ducks which they loved. We spent the whole free time with the birds.
Amazing historical Catholic paintings all along the restored wooden bridge, which once burned down. Many beautiful swans in the area. Walking distance to the Jesuit church.
Beautiful bridge. The city of Luzerne is spectacular and this bridge is a must see when visiting. It is located in the centre of town and close to shops and restaurants. Walk along the bridge and see it’s architecture and the view over the lake. Makes for some nice photographs and it’s one of my favourites things to see in Luzerne.
Luzern is a beautiful city. The chapel bridge is a pretty bridge with wonderful history. Pause to look at the pictures in the eaves. Heartbreaking to see the pieces that burned in the 1993 fire. Be sure to wander through alleyways in the old town. The squares are impressive but the quiet alleys hold the charm.
What a most unusual bridge. Attracts many visitors so can be very busy. In the area, lots of restaurants and bars nearby. Very close to train and bus stations.
An absolutely BEAUTIFUL bridge. Be sure to check it out as one of Lucerne's most iconic attractions. Also don't forget to check out the other old bridge, just down the river from this one. Both are very quaint and worth checking out while in Lucerne
Landmark of Luzern. Nice to find combination of swiss engineering and history. Worth visiting the place. It's next to train and boat station.