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Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)

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Address: City Center, Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41412271717
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US$21.68*
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Lucerne City Walking Tour
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Private Tour: Lucerne City Walking Tour
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US$170.87*
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4-hour Lucerne City Tour with Private Guide Including Boat Trip on Lake Lucerne

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I recently visited Lucerne and walked past and on the bridge many times. In my opinion, seeing the worlds oldest covered wooden bridge is a must while you are in Lucerne! It is... read more

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently visited Lucerne and walked past and on the bridge many times. In my opinion, seeing the worlds oldest covered wooden bridge is a must while you are in Lucerne! It is located in the town center so it is easy to get to and wonderfully photogenic. You can walk across the bridge for no cost, and if you... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly incredible experience. Amazing weather, good vibe in the air. The place is oozing with freshness and the flowers, swans and people just create a magic!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You'll take amazing pictures for you and your family in this place . Enjoy having your coffee in the cafes next to the bridge. Enjoy walking in it but make sure that you go there early to not be stuck and not be able to take good pictures when the place is crowded.

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This bridge got almost burned to bits back in 1993, allegedly by someone who carelessly threw away a cigarette-end that got lodged between the centuries old wooden flooring. Others say it was simply an insurance scam, and the conspiracy theorists add that on the night of the fire there were sightings of people in fire-protective suits making off with some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a picture worthy site to see. There are numerous paintings inside the bridge that are interesting and wonderfully done. Worth the trip to see it and sat you have been on the oldest bridge in Europe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Is amazing to walk on this very old historic bridge that looks over lake Lucerne. My husband and I walked our dog across both bridges there is charge to go across and you can view the great paintings of the local history. A walking tour for hire is also and option.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This iconic chappel bridge was built in between of two streets in Luzern. There were many white swans roaming the lake. They were so beatiful! At the sidewalks you can find restaurants or coffe shops, as well as ordering delicious italian ice cream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge was originally built in 1333 and provides a good view of the buildings of birth banks of the Reuss River. When we were there, 108 Star Wars storm trooper replicas were standing in rows near the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't visit Lucern without walking across the Chapel Bridge. Looks like something out of mid-evil times & the most famous covered bridge in the world! A leisurely stroll looking at not only the beautiful wood & the construction but also the views from the bridge. Enchanting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking over this Bridge gives you an eerie feeling, just the age of it and the beauty the artwork and the fact it was originally built in 1333!!!! and the view of the Lake with white swans and Mt Rigi in the background..I have been twice its magical. love it.

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