Lucerne

Spreuerbrücke

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Though overshadowed by its larger counterpart, the Chapel Bridge, the Spreuer Bridge is just as worthy of a visit. Built in the 16th century, it has the same triangular gable paintings as the Chapel Bridge, which are not known anywhere other than in these two bridges. The paintings here depict a danse macabre, reminding the observer of how we are all equal before death, regardless of wealth and standing. They were painted in the 17th Century and are still original, as luckily no fire has devastated the Spreuer Bridge. The name comes from the German spreu meaning chaff (the husk around wheat grains), as this was the only bridge from which one was allowed to throw chaff into the river (being the furthest downstream).

Bus stop

Kasernenplatz

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