Spreuerbrücke - Luzern, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 47° 03.110 E 008° 18.102
32T E 446962 N 5211160
Quick Description: Downriver from the Kapellbrucke, the Spreuerbrücke zigzags across the Reuss.
Location: Luzern, Switzerland
Date Posted: 3/8/2012 4:15:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMDXWM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded
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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.

adapted from wikipedia and local tourism website
Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: Luzern A-Objekte, Seite 8 (242)

Address:
Reuss river / Lake Lucerne


Year built: 1408

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: [Web Link]

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