The Capel Covered Bridge and the Octagonal Water Tower are landmarks in Lucerne and even Switzerland, and often appear on postcards. Built in 1332, the Kappel Covered Bridge connects the two sides of Lucerne. It is the old wooden covered bridge in Europe. It was rebuilt after the fire in 1993 and has been leading to the octagonal water tower of the representative of Lucerne. Like the Museg City Wall, this bridge and water tower are also part of the Lucerne fortifications.
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The Chapel Bridge and water tower in Lucerne, Switzerland is certainly interesting. I enjoyed the architecture of the tower but I also enjoyed the lake surrounding it. The weather and air are nice and fresh here combine with a positive vibes and great atmosphere made my stay here absolutely memorable. Amazing. #wintergetaway
The past and present of the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
Chapel Bridge (German: Kapellbrcke) is a wooden structure bridge in Luzern, Switzerland, 204 meters (670 feet) long, spanning the Reuss River ( Reuss) on both sides of the river, close to the exit of Lake Lucerne. This bridge is the oldest surviving wooden bridge in Europe. It is the landmark of Lucerne and a major tourist attraction in Switzerland. Because there is a St. Peters-Kirche on the north bank of the bridge, it is called the church (Kapellbrcke, English: Chapel Bridge). The
cabel bridge was built in 1333 and was originally built for the defense needs of Lucerne. The bridge is brown and the top of the bridge is red. Inside the covered bridge, there are about 120 paintings about the history of Lucerne painted in the seventeenth century. Unfortunately, most of the Chapel Bridge was burned in a fire that occurred in 1993 due to a collision with a ship. It was quickly rebuilt and restored to its original appearance. The bridge that is now seen is rebuilt after 1993. In the middle of the bridge is a 140-foot-tall octagonal water tower (Wasserturm) made of brick. This water tower was originally used as a prison, torture station, observatory and vault.
The Capel Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge and the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe. It is famous in Lucerne and can be said to be a city card. The bridge is 204 meters long and spans the Royce River. Because there is a St. Peter's Church near the bridge, it is also called the Chapel Bridge. This beautiful covered bridge was built in the 14th century. The earliest bridge was built to protect the town and resist external attacks. There are about 110 paintings on the roof of the bridge in the eaves. When you walk on the bridge, remember to look up and see the exquisite paintings that describe the scene. Most of what they recorded was the city history of Lucerne in the 17th century, including the biography of Lucerne's city guardian sacred Rio Deja and St. Maurice.
It is a pity that in 1993, the Kappel Covered Bridge was severely burned by the fire, and these beautiful paintings were also seriously damaged. Although the government has quickly carried out repair work, the damage caused by the fire can still be distinguished by the naked eye. When you look carefully, you will find new and old traces of the painting.
Cappel Bridge, also known as the Chapel Bridge, is the symbol of Lucerne. It was built in 1333 and is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe. The bridge's cross-brows are painted with 120 religious and historical oil paintings, which can be seen along the way. A painting depicting the prevailing scene of the Black Death. The wooden bridge spanning the Reuss River is 200 meters long. There is an octagonal Water Tower near the center of the bridge. In addition to being used to place trophies and jewels during combat, it has been used as a prison for some time. . The Capel Bridge was destroyed by a fire on August 17, 1993. Only the water tower was not destroyed. Although it has been re-completed, the old and new traces can still be clearly identified, and the painting on the beam is not as good as it was then. fascinating. But every time you stroll here, you can still feel Lucerne's romantic feelings of the Middle Ages.