Chapel Bridge

The Chapel Bridge is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter's Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire.

As part of the bridge complex, the Chapel Bridge includes the octagonal 140 m (460 ft) tall water tower, which predated the bridge by about 30 years.

view of the bridge from the main road

the beautifully decorated bridge

the interior paintings

Walked on the bridge and enjoyed those views of the surroundings..

town hall towers

view from the other side of the bridge

view from the other side of the main road

The Chapel Bridge is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world's oldest surviving truss bridge. It serves as the city's symbol and as one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.


  1. Lovely and very different from anything I have seen here in the States. I love the flowers decorating the sides.

  2. This is one of the most beautifully decorated bridges I have seen (well, seen through your photos!)

  3. This is one of my favorite place! I was there last fall. I love your pictures and the great memories they bring me.

  4. This bridge really has it all! I love the flowers and the quaintness of it all! Wonderful shots!

  5. LOVE the flowers on the bridge. Beautiful!!

  6. nice bridge! too bad the fire destroyed a lot of artworks!

  7. impressive bridge!! like the view from there..

  8. Reminiscing running across the street in the rain, then took a slow walk on the Chapel bridge. Forgotten the name of the bridge already. tQ for the sweet and wet memories truly love the river so much. Nice pixz.

  9. Lucerne, is very beautiful at night... sigh.. I miss this place :(

  10. I've never seen this before. It's very attractive. What a pity it had a bad fire.

  11. I would love walking on that bridge! : )

  12. i love Lucerne and seems like we're touring the same places.


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