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Kapellbrücke information

Lucerne , Switzerland
Street Chapel Bridge
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You haven’t really been to Lucerne until you have strolled the creaky 14th-century Kapellbrücke , spanning the Reuss river in the Old Town. The octagonal water tower is original, but its gabled roof is a modern reconstruction, rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1993. As you cross the bridge, note Heinrich Wägmann’s 17th- century triangular roof panels, showing important events from Swiss history and mythology. The icon is at its most photogenic when bathed in soft golden light at dusk.