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Butchers’ Arch

Metzgerbogli

 
 
Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker
Inscription. Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch is a tunnel between Kornmarktgasse and Brandgässli. The marker is composed of four inscriptions on glass, each inscription is in German, English and Chinese. Only the English text is printed here. Click on the images to enlarge them and read the German and Chinese texts.

In the year 1458 the corporation of butchers together with the corporation of Balenherren (: guild of fishermen and drum-netters) built their guild-house on the Wine Market. The guild-room, an assembly-room for masters and journeymen, was situated on the first floor and guests were also welcomed there.

The throughfare between Wine Market and Brandgassli, the so-called Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch, existed even before the guild-house of butchers was built. It connected the Wine Market the trading-post to the north, with the bank of the river Reuss in the south where the corporation of Balenherren sold their fish and shel (sic) fish. The thoroughfare was important in case of fire. Buckets of water were then transported one by one by a chain of people from the river to the fire.

The light niche dates from the late Middle Ages and served to light up the Butchers’ Arch.
The candle or oil-lamp was placed into the nich and its light would the illuminate the thoroughfare.

In the beginning
Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker
the late Gothic entrance gave access to the down town place of residence of 1 family, which later became the property of the Pfyffer family. The adjoining house burned completely down to its foundation during the last big fire in the city of Lucerne in 1833.


 
Location. 47° 3.115′ N, 8° 18.308′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is at the intersection of Kornmarktgasse and Brandgässli, on the left when traveling west on Kornmarktgasse. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kornmarktgasse 7, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Fire Alley" (a few steps from this marker); Pfyffer-Cloos-House (within shouting distance of this marker); Von Laufenhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Fishermens Point (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wine Market (within shouting distance of this marker); "By the Storks" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Little House" (within shouting distance of this marker); Metzgerrainli (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
More about this marker. Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch is a tunnel between Kornmarktgasse and Brandgässli.
 
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Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
3. Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker
Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
4. Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker
Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
5. Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker
Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
6. Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch Marker
The entrance to Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch on Kornmarktgasse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
7. The entrance to Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch on Kornmarktgasse
 
 
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