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Luzern

Location

Kantonbern Map

Last Visited: 2006

We only had time for a brief stop-over in Luzern on our way back to the airport, but I was definitely left wanting more.

The covered bridge (or Kapellbrücke from the German for Chapel Bridge) was built in 1333 and is 204m (670ft) long.

Inside the bridge are a series of painting from the 17th century depicting events from Luzernʼs history. A disastrous fire in 1993 destroyed of the bridge and the many of these paintings. The bridge was quickly rebuilt and the paintings replaced by others of a similar era.

The Wasserturm (Water Tower) adjoining the bridge has had many uses including a prison, a torture chamber, a watchtower, a treasury and a guild hall.

Mountains, Lakes, the old covered bridge and trolleybusses. What more could you ask for?