Lucerne, Switzerland’s Two Covered Bridges

Lucerne in Switzerland

Lucerne in Switzerland


Since 2015, experienced personal trainer Alexander Garbiso has operated Mile High Nutrition and Fitness, based in Aurora, Colorado. Alexander Garbiso is an avid traveler who has been to several parts of the world, including Lucerne in Switzerland.

Considered the quintessential Swiss city, Lucerne has been a popular tourist destination since the 19th century and has been noted to be a favorite choice of important historic figures such as Queen Victoria, writer and politician Johann Wolfgang Goethe, and German composer Richard Wagner. Lucerne is also known for the medieval-age Old Town.

One of the city’s premier destinations, Old Town contains well-preserved 15th-century buildings, ancient rampart walls and towers, and its two covered bridges. The more famous of the two, Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), has a history that dates back to 1333 and is Lucerne’s most popular landmark. The bridge was almost destroyed when it was ravaged by a fire in 1993, and although it has been restored, the damage is still noticeable in the 17th-century pictorial panels found under the roof.