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Chapel Bridge

Kapellbrücke, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland

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About Chapel Bridge

The Chapel Bridge is a covered wooden footbridge spanning the river Reuss diagonally in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter's Chapel, the bridge is unique in containing 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 sur


Attractions near Chapel Bridge

Sammlung Rosengart0.22km from Chapel Bridge

The Rosengart Collection Lucerne brings together over 300 Classic Modernist and Impressionist works of art. A circuit of the museum extends over three floors. Experience some inspiring moments surrounded by wonderful art . This exquisite collection moved into its new and utterly coherent home in what is a former branch of the Swiss National Bank in March 2002.

Jesuit Church, Lucerne0.22km from Chapel Bridge

Lucerne's Jesuit Church is the first large baroque church built in Switzerland north of the alps. First and foremost is an expression of the Catholic Church's 17th century struggle to regain spiritual leadership in the counter-reformation At the same time it does show, that the Catholics then refused to accept any discussion on major points of criticism by the protestant churches.

Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre0.37km from Chapel Bridge

The Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre is located right on the shore of the stunning Lake Lucerne. There are 19 different areas for congresses, meetings, conferences and cultural events available in the building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. 500 national and international events in the fields of culture, business, science and education are held annually at KKL Luzern, and they delight around 500,000 visitors per year with their unique combination of culture, convention and cuisine

Spreuer Bridge0.43km from Chapel Bridge

The Spreuer Bridge is one of two extant covered wooden footbridges in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland. Besides the other preserved bridge, the Kapellbrücke, a third bridge of this type – the Hofbrücke – existed in Lucerne, but was demolished in the 19th century.

Historisches Museum Luzern0.45km from Chapel Bridge

The History Museum displays, collects, documents and mediates artefacts of cultural-historical and folkloristic interest culled from the Canton Lucerne and Lake Lucerne Region. The museum prides itself on its topicality and interactiveness. Theatrical interventions, exhibitions and events all conspire to bring the cultural history of the region to life.

Natur-Museum Luzern0.5km from Chapel Bridge

The Natural History Museum shows how nature has evolved in an engaging, entertaining and interactive way. Its three floors are divided into various areas focused on animate and inanimate nature. Every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Natural History Museum runs special sessions for children, during which they explore various aspects of nature. The topic changes on a monthly basis.

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The oldest traces of humans in the Lucerne area are stone artifacts and cave bear bones found in the Steigelfadbalm cave on Mt. Rigi from the Middle Paleolithic or about 30,000 BC. Other animal bones including mammoth, reindeer and giant deer from the local glacial maximum have also been found in Lucerne.