Lucerne, Switzerland and its Charming Chapel Bridge
As a pit stop from overnights in Basel to Verona, we made it to Lucerne for breakfast. We walked along the Reuss river and made friends with the swans. Seriously. I would move to Switzerland just for the animal sitch they're workin with.Schweis, which is the Swiss German, or maybe just German?, way to say Switzerland in the city.Lucerne, as much of Schweis, boasts stunning mountain top views and natural landscapes, with a city running through it. They've got this famous bridge, Kapellbrücke, literally Chapel Bridge. Lined with beautiful florals, that thing is a work of art, all 669 ft of it. It even has a gift shop in the middle of it! It cuts through the Reuss and was originally built in 1333, making it the oldest covered bridge in Europe. Except for the restoration that was needed in 1993 (allegedly) caused by a cigarette. Do you know I now feel dirtier for even having that word on our blog. Yuck. Get that crap under control people. Please and thank you. Anyway, that bridge is a beaut with its remainders (and sadly, restorations) of 17th century paintings throughout Lucerne's history.It was all so picturesque. Take a gander.. We called this one Grace.
This post is part of a two week long road trip around central Europe. Check out the other stops on our trip: