Was completed in 1408 as a part of the city fortifications. Between 1626 and 1635 Kaspar Meglinger added 67 paintings that represent the "Dance of Death". Called the Spreuerbrucke because the chaffts of wheat were thrown in the river here.
The Spreuerbrücke is the city's Mills bridge. It's an old covered wooden bridge located by the water spikes on the Reuss river - and somewhat similar to the more famous chapel bridge in terms of architecture. The Spreuerbrücke, however, is much shorter. It was built in 1407 and restored in the 19th century. There are many gables in the bridge, and they are painted with the Dance of Death, a mural by Kaspar Meglinger (17th century) to commemorate the people who, at that time, were swept away by the plague.
This is the second wooden bridge of Lucerne.
It was completed as a part of the city fortification in 1408. Between 1626 and 1635, Kaspar Meglinger added 67 paintings that represent the "Dance of Death", and for that also called the bridge of the death. It is called the Spreuer Bridge because it was only here that chaffs of wheat (Spreu) could be dumped into the river.
The Spreuer Bridge is another, albeit smaller covered bridge in Lucerne. It was built in 1408 as part of the city fortifications.
It was so called because chaffs of wheat were thrown into the river here.
Between 1626 and 1635 Kaspar Meglinger added 67 paintings representing the "Dance of Death"
See the Spreuler Bridge, less famous, smaller but no less quaint than it's cousin the Kapellbruke, this bridge also contains roof paintings and is made of wood! Many people miss this charming little bridge in their haste to see the other one.
I always thought the Kapellenbrücke was the only historic bridge over the Reuss.... But this one is even more authentic!
It's the smaller of the two beautiful woodden bridges that cross the lake of Lucerne.
It was built in 1408 and then - after two centuries - completed with painted panels (see below).
This is one of the Spreuerbrucke's macabre "Dance of Death" roof panels.
The only thing that I know is that serie of paintings reprensent the great plague that touch Luzern.
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