The most photographed monument of Switzerland


6003 Luzern


The Chapel Bridge with the water tower is not only the oldest and second longest covered wooden bridge in Europe, but also the most photographed monument in Switzerland. Built as part of the city's fortifications in 1365, the bridge features triangular gable paintings that tell the story of Lucerne.

Most of them fell victim to the full fire of the bridge in 1993. The water tower belonging to the bridge was built around 1300. Among other things, it served as a dungeon, torture chamber and treasury. Today the tower houses the clubhouse of the Artillery Association. The tower can be visited on request or on certain days.

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