This is the second of two covered wooden bridges in Lucerne. It was built in 1408, with a chapel in the middle that was added in 1568. It is most notable for a series of paintings of the Dance of Death (Danse Macabre or Totentanz in German), added in 1626 and 1635, which are intended to highlight that there is no place where death isn’t present.” It is so named because this was the only place where wheat chaff (Spreu) could be dumped into the river.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.