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Luzern, Switzerland — Central Europe (the Alps)
 

"Fire Alley"

Brandgässli

 
 
Brandgässli Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Brandgässli Marker
Caption: Jacob Schwegler, Grossbrand an der Kornmarktgasse, 1833 Lithographie (Jacob Schwegler, Inferno at the Kornmarktgasse, 1833 Lithograph).
Inscription.  
Ein Grossbrand äscherte 1833 zehn in einer Doppelzeile aneinandergebaute Häuser zwischen der Reuss und dem Korn-und Weinmarkt ein. Beim Wiederaufbau wurden die Neubauten um ein Geschoss erhöht und die ehemaligen Hinterhöfe in eine Gasse umgewandelt. Diese heisst seit 1834 Brandgässli.

German-English translation:.
In 1833 an inferno incinerated ten adjacent houses of a double row that had been built between the Reuss River and the grain- and wine-markets. During reconstruction, the new buildings were raised one story and the former backyards were converted into an alley. Since 1834 this has been the so-called "Fire Alley".

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 47° 3.114′ N, 8° 18.323′ E. Marker is in Luzern. Marker is on Brandgässli. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Brandgässli 6, Luzern 6004, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butchers’ Arch (a few steps from this marker); "By the Storks"
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Von Laufenhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Bakers Guildhall (within shouting distance of this marker); Pfyffer-Cloos-House (within shouting distance of this marker); Balthasar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Grain Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Fishermens Point (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luzern.
 
Brandgässli Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Brandgässli Marker
The marker is on the right, beside the drain pipe above the bicycles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2024