Spreuerbrücke

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Spreuerbrücke information

Location
Lucerne , Switzerland
Address
btwn Kasernenplatz & Mühlenplatz
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Downriver from Kapellbrücke, this 1408 structure is darker and smaller but entirely original. Lore has it that this was the only bridge where Lucerne's medieval villagers were allowed to throw Spreu (chaff) into the river. Here, the roof panels consist of artist Caspar Meglinger’s movie-storyboard-style sequence of paintings, The Dance of Death, showing how the plague affected all levels of society.