Lucerne boasts the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe – the Chapel Bridge. Its construction was finished in 1333, the length of the ancient bridge is 204 meters. Up to the 1993 the bridge was untouched and preserved in its initial state. The upscale construction was from year to year repaired by the local residents. In 1993 a part of the bridge was destroyed by fire, however through the efforts of architects the construction was renovated as soon as possible. Nowadays the bridge is considered not only one of the most important city sights, but it is among the most significant landmarks of the country.
The Mill Bridge is of the same high interest. It features a unique zigzag form and crosses the Reuss river. The construction of the covered bridge was finished in 1408 after which the famous artist Kaspar Meglinger decorated the bridge with plague paintings. The medieval fresco paintings resemble the local folks and city visitors of another significant event – plague epidemics killing the town folks in the medieval period. The city as well as its suburbs has preserved many ancient religious buildings. Jesuit Church or the Jesuitenkirche stands on the right bank of the Reuss river. The construction of the church took place in the second part of the 17th century. It became the first baroque building in the country. Despite of the age of the church exceeding three hundred years it looks rather impressive and modern like.
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