Spreuerbrucke - Luzern, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 47° 03.108 E 008° 18.100
32T E 446960 N 5211157
Quick Description: Downriver from the Kapellbrucke and not so well known as his older sister, the Spreuerbrücke zigzags across the Reuss and is well worth the visit.
Location: Zentralschweiz (ZG/SZ/LU/UR/OW/NW), Switzerland
Date Posted: 11/9/2006 8:46:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMY4H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 96

Long Description:
Downriver from the Kapellbrucke, the Spreuerbrücke or Mill Bridge zigzags across the Reuss.
This ancient covered bridge, which was constructed in 1408 (75 years after Kapellbrücke), is very similar to it older brother. Originally, it connected Mühlenplatz (the town mills) and Pfistergasse (the baker’s quarter). Spreuerbrücke also served as part of the city fortification. In medieval Lucerne it was the lowest bridge and the only one where people were allowed to throw wheat chaff (Spreu) into the river. An additional treasure, the bridge features a series of medieval-style 17th Century plague 'The Black Death' paintings by Gaspar Meglinger which are titled “Dance of Death”. The theme is that it does not matter who you are---man and woman, child, priest, warrior, prince, wiseman, a young bride, a devout nun, a lawmaker, a hunter, a craftsman, everyone---you were at the mercy of the Plague, at the mercy of Death itself. These pictures help remind us of how fragile human life can be to the many forces of nature. This nice bridge also has a small chapel in the middle, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, which was added in 1568.
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
24/7


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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