on August 24, 2003
Kapellbrucke Bridge (a.k.a. "Chapel Bridge") is perhaps Lucerne's most famous symbol. Spanning the river at the lake end, this covered bridge was built in 1333. Much of the bridge had to be renovated following a destructive fire in 1993 that destroyed several of its paintings. The few paintings that survived are worth seeing. The town chose not to put in replicas of the ones lost in the fire. The water tower beside the bridge has been used as a prison and torture chamber. Both together form a picturesque scene, especially when viewed with the Alps behind.
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