Posted by: danielfee | January 16, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 01-16-2012

Luzern, SwitzerlandChapel Bridge

 
Luzern (Lucerne in English) is a city in north-central Switzerland in the German-speaking portion of the country. Due to its location on the shore of Lake Luzern and within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Luzern has long been a destination for tourists. The city straddles the Reuss River and one of the city’s famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge, a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century. The 669 ft long wooden bridge was originally built in 1333, but much of it had to be replaced after a fire in 1993, allegedly caused by a discarded cigarette. Part-way across, the bridge runs by the octagonal Water Tower, a fortification from the 13th century. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern’s history.  
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