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Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)

The  Chapel Bridge (or Kapellbrücke) in Lucerne is a 204 meter (670 foot) long bridge crossing the Reuss River located in the upper part of the Swiss city. It was originally constructed in 1333 as a fortification to help protect Lucerne from attacks and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.  

Inside the bridge are a collection of paintings from the 17th century, depicting various events and important saints from Lucerne's history. Much of the bridge and artwork were destroyed in a 1993 fire, but it was promptly restored. The 140 feet (43 meter) tall Wasserturm (Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, is adjacent to the bridge. The tower has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury for the city in the past. Today the tower is a part of the city wall and is used as a club room for a traditionalist association. As a result, the inside of the tower is not open for public viewing. The tower and the bridge are Lucerne's symbol and constitute the most photographed monument in the country.

Practical Info

The Chapel Bridge is located near the junction of the river and Lake Lucerne. A visual and architectural feat, it is one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.

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Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich, Zurich, null
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Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 751 Reviews

Witness breathtaking snowy mountain landscapes on this day trip from Zurich to Mount Titlis. First, see top Lucerne attractions on a guided walking tour and ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $164.14
Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 204 Reviews

For a full day of alpine summer splendor, make for the mountains on this guided roundtrip from Zurich to central Switzerland's Mount Pilatus. Your full day ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $153.62
Day Trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Stanserhorn Including Funicular Railway, Aerial Cable Car and ... 
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Day Trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Stanserhorn Including Funicular Railway, Aerial Cable Car and Train Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

Ride an open-top aerial cable car to the peak of Mt Stanserhorn and take in the spectacular views of the Swiss Alps! On this full-day coach tour from Zurich, ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $126.89
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Lucerne City Walking Tour, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Lucerne City Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Discover Lucerne’s top sights and hidden gems with a local guide on an easy 2-hour morning walking tour. Visit the famous Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.08
Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise, Zurich, Walking Tours
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Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Spend a day in the pretty city of Lucerne on a day trip from Zurich, enjoying a short city tour, Lake Lucerne cruise and plenty of free time. After traveling ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $88.38
Private Tour: Lucerne City Walking Tour, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Lucerne City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Let a private guide show you Lucerne’s top attractions and hidden gems on a 2-hour customizable walking tour. Walk across the famous Chapel Bridge ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.78
1.5-Hour Small-Group Nightwatchman Walk in Medieval Lucerne, Lucerne, Private Sightseeing Tours
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1.5-Hour Small-Group Nightwatchman Walk in Medieval Lucerne

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Explore medieval Lucerne on the Nightwatchman Walking Tour. See the illuminated attractions and hear the comments and background stories of the Nightwatchman. ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.30
Lucerne City Tour, Zurich, Walking Tours
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Lucerne City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 75 Reviews

Get the best of both worlds on this full day trip to central Switzerland and Lucerne's old town. After a brief guided city tour, the rest of the day is yours ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.08

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