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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.

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