Spreuer Brücke - Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne

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    Spreuer Bridge

    by musti72 Written Jun 24, 2003

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    The Spreuer Bridge

    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.

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    by sandysmith Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Spreuer Bridge

    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"

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    See the Spreuler Bridge, less...

    by steventilly Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    less known but very beautifull

    by wimmey Written Sep 5, 2005
    original panels

    I always thought the Kapellenbrücke was the only historic bridge over the Reuss.... But this one is even more authentic!

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    by barrikello Written Jul 19, 2005
    the mills bridge

    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).

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    Close-Up of panel #33

    by amsterdam_vallon Updated Jul 25, 2004
    Panel #33

    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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  • Jun 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Just to make sure no one gets misled:

    The reviews left by a5floor and barrikello actually refer to the more famous Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), not the Spreuerbrücke. It's quite a quick mistake to make, as I'm sure you'll discover for yourselves! :)

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