Chapel Bridge over the river Reuss in Lucerne, Switzerland
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Info. Chapel Bridge over the river Reuss in Lucerne, Switzerland
We're looking down on the city of Lucerne, a charming waterfront setting along the shores of Lake Lucerne and the river Reuss. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains just out of frame, Lucerne is in the Swiss-German speaking part of central Switzerland and is divided into two parts linked by a series of bridges. The most famous of these bridges – the symbol of Lucerne – is the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), a covered wooden footbridge which you can see spanning diagonally across the Reuss in our photo. The building rising from the river next the footbridge is an old water tower, which has been used as a prison, torture chamber, local archive and treasury.