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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

The Spreuer Bridge

Spreuerbrücke

 
 
Spreuerbrücke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2013
1. Spreuerbrücke Marker
Caption: Ausschnitt aus dem Stadtprospekt von Martin Martini 1597(Excerpt from the city map by Martin Martini 1597).
Inscription.
Als Teil der äusseren Stadtbefestigung (Wehrgang) um 1400 erbaut, 1408 erstmals erwähnt.
Der Name entstand im mit den benachbarten Stadtmühlen.
1566 von der Reuss weggerissen und neu gebaut.
Gemäldezyklus << Totentanz >> von Kaspar Meglinger 1626 – 1635.

German-English translation by Google translate.
Built around 1400 as part of the outer city wall (parapet), first mentioned in 1408. The name originated in connection to the neighboring mills.

In 1566 swept away by the Reuss River and rebuilt anew.

Cycle of paintings << Dance of Death>> painted by Kaspar Meglinger 1626-1635.
 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.093′ N, 8° 18.082′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Spreuerbrücke, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lucerne 6003, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lower- or Basel-Gate (a few steps from this marker); The Old Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spreuer Bridge Paintings (about 90 meters away, measured in a
Spreuerbrücke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2013
2. Spreuerbrücke Marker
direct line); Mühlenplatz (Mill Place) (about 90 meters away); Louis Pfyffer von Wyher (about 120 meters away); The Mills Gate (about 150 meters away); Dr. Jur. Kasimir Pfyffer (about 150 meters away); The Von Sonnenberg House (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the entrance to the Spreuerbrücke on the south side of the Reuss River. The pedestrian bridge gets its name from the chafe, the hull of the grain the millers dumped from the bridge.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Spreuerbrücke image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2013
3. Spreuerbrücke
Spreuerbrücke image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2013
4. Spreuerbrücke
Spreuerbrücke image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2013
5. Spreuerbrücke
Overhead view looking southeast.
 
 
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