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  • Address: Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
  • Admission: Free

Lucerne ATTRACTIONS See all

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.

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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 and Lucerne Day Tour Including Cable Car Ticket, Basel, null
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour Including Cable Car Ticket

Explore Lucerne, Engelberg and Titlis Mountain on this day tour. Spend 2-hours traversing through Lucerne, one of the world’s prettiest cities. Then ...  Read more

Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $359.60
Lucerne City Walking Tour, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Lucerne City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 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 $21.96
4-hour Lucerne City Tour with Private Guide Including Boat Trip on Lake Lucerne, Lucerne, Walking ... 
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4-hour Lucerne City Tour with Private Guide Including Boat Trip on Lake Lucerne

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Spend a half-day in Lucerne with your private tour guide, just you and your guide! Create your own itinerary based on your personal interests and preferences ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.20
Private Tour: Lucerne City Walking Tour, Lucerne, Custom Private Tours
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Private Tour: Lucerne City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 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 $40.24
Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich, Zurich, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich

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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 $158.02
Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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On this full-day alpine excursion, escape Zurich and spend a glorious day in the Lake Lucerne area, exploring Mount Rigi, known as the ‘Queen of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $130.67
Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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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 $150.93
Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

4 star rating: Recommended 68 Reviews

While in Switzerland, breathe in the fresh mountain air on this day trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich. Passing the beautiful natural landscape of the ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.93
Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Take a breathtaking journey to Mt Titlis on this private tour from Zurich. Admire the stunning Swiss Alps on a revolving aerial cable car ride to the summit of ...  Read more

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

From USD $253.24
Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise, Zurich, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 17 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 $85.09

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