Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 47° 03.100 E 008° 18.450
32T E 447403 N 5211138
Quick Description: The Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, and one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.
Location:
Date Posted: 11/9/2006 3:23:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMY3W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 137

Long Description:
The Kapellbrücke ("Chapel Bridge" in English) is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, and one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.
The covered bridge, constructed in 1333, was designed to help protect the city of Lucerne from attacks. Inside the bridge are a series of painting from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern's history. Much of the bridge, and the majority of these paintings, was destroyed in a 1993 fire, though it was quickly rebuilt.

Adjoining the bridge is the 140 feet tall Wasserturm (Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. Today the tower, which is part of the city wall, is used as the guild hall of the artillery association. The tower and the bridge are Lucerne's trademark and form the most photographed monument in the country.
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
24/7


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

As a suggestion for your visit log, please make every effort to supply a brief-to-detailed note about your experience at the Waymark. If possible also include an image that was taken when you visited the Waymark. Images can be of yourself, a personal Waymarking signature item or just one of general interest that would be of value to others. Sharing your experience helps promote Waymarking and provides a dynamic history of your adventures.

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Official Local Tourism Attractions
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Texas Bandit visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 6/14/2014 Texas Bandit visited it
Tygress visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 10/28/2013 Tygress visited it
Tapsi.li visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 4/12/2013 Tapsi.li visited it
Ourspolaire&Gemeloj visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 12/22/2012 Ourspolaire&Gemeloj visited it
sbeelis visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 12/7/2012 sbeelis visited it
gemeloj visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 10/25/2012 gemeloj visited it
bdek visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 5/10/2012 bdek visited it
Arkhan visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 7/2/2011 Arkhan visited it
JR.on.tour visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 3/13/2011 JR.on.tour visited it
MarSon visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 8/10/2010 MarSon visited it
Tim Bits visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 8/1/2010 Tim Bits visited it
frog1962 visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 6/19/2010 frog1962 visited it
fi67 visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 3/18/2009 fi67 visited it
Cach-hoppers visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 7/25/2008 Cach-hoppers visited it
icmsv visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 6/5/2007 icmsv visited it
Hulahop visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 3/1/2007 Hulahop visited it
manchanegra visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 6/12/2006 manchanegra visited it
tmwolfe6 visited Kapellbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland 4/8/2001 tmwolfe6 visited it

View all visits/logs