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Spreuerbrücke - Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne: 27 reviews and 66 photos
Pictures by Kaspar Meglinger depicting the Totentanz (Dance of Death) feature under the wooden roof of Spreuer Bruecke which can easily be seen spanning the River Reuss not too far along from Kapellbruecke. It is a smaller bridge but very similar in design to Kapellbruecke and the pictures, though a little sombre are well worth a look. They feature the Grim Reaper inviting us to dance with him, which loosely translated is an invitation to death. There are 67 paintings in all and they can be dated to 1626 - 1635.
There is a small chapel on the bridge which was built at the time of the rebuilding of the original bridge which was destroyed in a storm in 1566.
Address: 6004 Lucerne
Directions: Downstream from Kappelbruecke.
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