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Wasserturm - Water Tower, Lucerne: 10 reviews and 23 photos

by Maryimelda
  • Wasserturm - Lucerne
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Adjoining the iconic Kappelbreucke is the octagonal shaped Wasserturm. This water tower, built in brick, is a feature that makes the bridge truly recognizable and different in appearance from Speuerbruecke, which can be found a little further along the River Reuss. It has a long and colourful history dating back to the 1300s and has seen service not only as part of the fortifications of Lucerne, but also as a prison a torture chamber and a guild hall. Today it is the home of some very interesting 17th century paintings.

Address: River Reuss, Lucerne
Directions: Adjoining Kappelbreuke

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 27, 2011
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