The Chapel Bridge, Lucerne. Photo: TES.

The Chapel Bridge Lucerne

The Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) was built in 1365 as part of the fortifications of the city. This fortified bridge had a raised parapet and it blocked the access of ships to the lake.

In addition, the Spreuer Bridge and the Musegg wall and ten towers were built. In the following decades, the fortification was continuously expanded and was to reach its maximum extent around 1400.

The panels of the Chapel Bridge, inserted in the 17th century, depict scenes of the history of the city. (Source: B. Schumacher, Kleine Geschichte der Stadt Luzern, Baden, 2015).