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  • Address: Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
  • Admission: Free

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Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) Tours

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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4-hour Lucerne City Tour with Private Guide Including Boat Trip on Lake Lucerne, Lucerne, null
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4-hour Lucerne City Tour with Private Guide Including Boat Trip on Lake Lucerne

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

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 $256.58
Lucerne City Walking Tour, Lucerne, Custom Private Tours
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Lucerne City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 44 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 $22.68
Official Guided City Tour of Lucerne, Lucerne, Walking Tours
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Official Guided City Tour of Lucerne

Discover Lucerne on a 2-hour guided city tour. The lively streets, hidden treasures and beautiful façades of Lucerne’s medieval buildings form the perfect ...  Read more

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

From USD $19.65
Private Tour: Lucerne City Walking Tour, Lucerne, City Tours
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Private Tour: Lucerne City Walking Tour

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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 $42.44
Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour Including Cable Car Ticket, Basel, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour Including Cable Car Ticket

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Explore Lucerne, Engelberg and Titlis Mountain on this day tour. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel to take you to Lucerne (about 1 to 1.5 hour drive ...  Read more

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

From USD $387.59
Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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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 $173.60
7-Day Taste of Europe Tour from Paris: Switzerland, Italy and France, Paris, Day Trips
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7-Day Taste of Europe Tour from Paris: Switzerland, Italy and France

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The 7-day taste of Europe Tour will take you to the heart of three uniquely beautiful European countries: Switzerland, Italy including Vatican City and France. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $683.38
14-Day Taste of Europe Tour: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy ... 
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14-Day Taste of Europe Tour: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Monaco.

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The 14-Day Taste of Europe Tour will take you to the heart of 8 wonderfully varied countries including France, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 days (approx.)

From USD $1,366.76
Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich, Zurich, Multi-day Tours
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Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

4 star rating: Recommended 90 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 $78.61
Mt. Titlis Snow Experience Day from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Mt. Titlis Snow Experience Day from Zurich

Discover Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in the Swiss Alps, and enjoy an ultimate winter adventure on the slopes of the legendary Mount Titlis on ...  Read more

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

From USD $234.74

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