Kapellbrücke / Chapel Bridge over the Reuss River : Luzern, CH
Luzern's most famous landmark is its wooden bridge -- the Kapellbrücke, or Chapel Bridge -- that connects the two halves of Luzern across the Reuss River. Built in 1333, it is the oldest covered bridge in Europe. In 1993, a fire, allegedly started by a discarded cigarette, destroyed a significant section of the bridge, which had to be rebuilt. As a result of the fire, a series of 17th century paintings depicting events from Luzern's history were lost. A few remain. In the distance at the end of the bridge, you can see the Church of St. Leodegar.
Stadtkeller : Luzern, CH
Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 4/2012