Chapel BridgeCurrently Open
- Address: Kapellbrücke, 6002 Lucern, Switzerland, Lucerne
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +41-412271717
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, View Point, Bridge
Chapel Bridge - Review
The Alstadt (old town) is where the fabled charm of Lucerne lies. The Reuss River which divides the city into two distinct parts, Old Town and New Town, plays more of a part than just acting like a division. Hanging atop the river is Europe’s oldest wooden bridge, constructed in the 14th century. There’s a saying that you haven’t actually seen Lucerne unless you’ve walked on the creaky old bridge that undoubtedly Lucerne’s most famouslandmark.
Although the Chapel Bridge you see today has undergone extensive restoration after an obviously disastrous fire in 1993, it’s managed to retain the old feel of it.
Chapel Bridge Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Chapel Bridge Hours
- Since the Chapel Bridge is an open bridge, it has no business hours, but use your discretion when planning a visit here.
How To reach Chapel Bridge by Public Transport
- Schwanenplatz (bus station)
- Luzern Bahnhofquai Ferry Terminal.
- Schwanenplatz Bus Station.
Restaurants Near Chapel Bridge
- Hotel des Alpes Restaurant
- Mr. Pickwick Pub
- Da Ernesto
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chapel Bridge
95% of people who visit Lucerne include Chapel Bridge in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
27.72% of people start their Chapel Bridge visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Chapel Bridge
65.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chapel Bridge
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Chapel Bridge, Lucerne Reviews
A stunning medium capacity wooden pedestrian bridge that is scenic, functional and rare. As you walk along the bridge, admiring its wooden structure and paintings, you get a sense that you are transported to the medieval period. The paintings, though restored, depicted scenes from the counter-reformation period. This may not surprising given that both ends of the bridge are bound by Catholic churches - the St Peter's chapel on the northern end and Jesuit Church in the south. Together with the Tower, it is as if this was the last bastion holding out the Protestant Reformation that swept the country during that time. Another trait of the bridge that belies its symbolism rather than its functionality is that it runs diagonally roughly 45 degrees to the river bank rather than perpendicularly like most bridges. This makes it longer, allowing you to soak in more of its grandeur.
Wonderful wooden bridge with ancient paintings and carved solid wood on sides. The bridge was burnt and is reconstructed. You can see the names of the people who donated wood or money in brass. The natural fresh flower decoration on the whole length of the bridge looks gorgeous and is worth taking photographs. There parking around if you drive. Water is clean and transparent with no weeds and there are plenty of eating places across with a variety of food. Worth a visit if you are in Switzerland.
Most beautiful Bridge of the world. This is the most preferred location for for every visitor. This can be called the heart of Switzerland. This is a one of the most beautiful places in the Switzerland. This is a place where more and more time is bring spent by every visitor. No one likes to miss this location while visiting Switzerland.
Beautiful bridge to walk across. Don't forget to look up at the artworks showing history. Beautiful flowers all the way across the bridge. Feels very romantic for some reason. Gift shops held easy along the bridge.
Lovely old bridge in the heart of Lucerne with old paintings and amazing flowers. You can take a walk through this while on a sightseeing route through the old town and to the lion monument. The whole route could take 1 to 2 hours by foot including time for pictures.