Lucerne's Other Beautiful Bridge

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Elegantly covering the Reuss River in Lucerne, the Spreuerbrücke (Spreuer Bridge) was originally built in 1408 and has stood the test of time (unlike the Kapellbrücke, which fell victim to a trial by fire in 1993). In 1568 a small chapel was built in the middle of the bridge.

The bridge’s 17th-century roof panels are decorated with a Medieval-style painted sequence by Kaspar Meglinger, entitled The Dance of Death, which depicts the ravages of the Black Death (Bubonic Plague) on all levels of society. It may be less well known than the Kapellbrücke, but that doesn’t mean you won’t face just as many visitors hoping to get a great photo: early morning is definitely the best time to visit.

At A Glance

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