Perched on the edge of a broad, serene lake, and overlooked by the spectacular Mount Pilatus, it is no wonder that Lucerne is a favourite with travellers from around the world. However, while the natural setting is undoubtedly stunning, the man-made Chapel Bridge remains one of the city’s finest attractions.
Lucerne is full of incredible sights, all of which are within easy reach of the conveniently located Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne. Chapel Bridge is one of the very best of these sights and visitors wondering what to do in Lucerne during their stay at this exceptional hotel should put the significant site at the top of their list.
A symbol of resilience
Crossing the River Reusse, Chapel Bridge is one of Switzerland’s most popular attractions. Dating back to the 14th century, it is thought to be the oldest wooden bridge in the country and one of the only ones which still has old paintings underneath its roof. These 110 paintings were added in the 17th century but in 1993 disaster struck.
In that year a fire tore through a significant section of Chapel Bridge, destroying 85 of the pictures. Within a short time the structure of the bridge had been repaired but only 25 of the paintings could be restored. However, the story has a positive ending and each year during the carnival season modern paintings are placed in the bridge, reinvigorating it with modern creative vibrancy.
Enjoying your stay
Chapel Bridge is one of Lucerne’s most enjoyable and satisfying attractions. For a similarly enjoyable stay in the city the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne is the perfect choice. This high-class hotel accommodation in Lucerne puts guests right at the heart of the city.