Switzerland: Lucerne

The medieval old town of Lucerne is a true gem in the central Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The town’s most famous landmark is the Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century – a covered bridge over the Reuss River. The bridge, built in 1333, is known for over 100 17th century painting hanging from the roof inside the covered passageway, depicting various patron saints and historical scenes. Surrounding the bridge on all sites are historic buildings, fountains, and wall frescoes.