Swiss Sunday

It’s Sunday so it’s most be our weekly trip to alpine heaven. A place which has provided so many memories to our family. 2015 was the last visit but one day we will return. Return to Switzerland.

Many of our memories are days spent in the mountains. The Alps are one of the wonders of the world but there is so much more to Switzerland. Memories from city trips have been just as special.

Let’s pick one. A day spent in Lucerne. It’s grand architecture, stunning water setting and a 650 year old covered wooden bridge. Can’t wait to be back there. I really can’t.

Kapellbrücke

Not often am I speechless. But walking along a centuries old wooden structure trying to work out if I should look at the glorious Swiss mountains, or if I should look at the beautiful city architecture, or the beautiful alpine river, or the stunning historical artwork or just look at one of the worlds greatest bridges.

Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) is a glorious wooden bridge which runs over the river in Lucerne. The bridge was erected in 1365. It is the oldest surviving Truss Bridge in the world. In 1993 a devastating fire struck the bridge almost destroying it. Before the fire 147 of the original 17th century paintings were on display in the bridge. After the fire only 30 could be saved. But the bridge was restored to its former glory and reopened a year later.

Frustration today. I came across these photos which jogged so many wonderful memories. But I can’t find the photos of the bridge interior or the family enjoying the experience. Particularly poignant as only 2 of the party of 4 are still here today. Almost like the bridges artwork. But the search continues. Kapellbrücke should be on any bucket list of things you need to see before you …..