Flag of Lucerne

Flag of Lucerne

Flag of Lucerne

The Flag of Lucerne is divided Horizontally into equal parts White and Blue. Luzern was a sovereign state within the Holy Roman Empire since 1241. Lucerne joined the Swiss Confederation in 1332. The first documented evidence of the blue-white flag is from 1386, and a seal of 1354 shows the blue-white arms divided vertically.

The vertical division of the coat of arms has been explained as due to a gonfalon type of banner used by Lucerne, hung from a horizontal crossbar, which was also used as a flagstaff so that the flag was turned by 90 degrees when carried in battle.

Flag of Canton of Lucerne
Flag of Canton of Lucerne

 

Flag of Lucerne
Flag of Lucerne

The Kapellbrucke Facts

the Chapel Bridge facts

The Kapellbrücke Summary

The Kapellbrücke is known as the Chapel Bridge, Located in Lucerne, Switzerland. It linked the old town on the right bank of the Reuss to the new town on the left bank, securing the town from attack from the south.

The Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) Facts

  1. The Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.
  2. The Kapellbrücke is the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge.
  3. The Kapellbrücke was built in 1333 and later rebuilt in 14th of April 1994, after being destoryed on the 18th of August 1993.
  4. Cost of reconstruction was US$2.1 million.
  5. The Capel Bridge was named after St. Peter’s Chapel.
  6. The Chapel Bridge is Lucerne’s most photographed destination.
  7. The Current length of the bridge is 170 meters, however, it used to measure at 200 meters.
  8. The Chapel Bridge is a bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland.
  9. The bridge housed a number of paintings dating back to the 17th century highlighting events in the city of Lucerne.
  10. The Kapellbrücke was originally part of the wall and fortifications surrounding the city. 

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20 Interesting Lucerne Facts

Lucerne Summary

Lucerne is a city in central Switzerland, german speaking region, With a population of about 81,592 (as of 2017), Lucerne known for its preserved medieval architecture sits amid snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne.

Facts About Lucerne

  1. Lucerne is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne and the District of Lucerne. 
  2. The Local German dialect name for Lucerne is Luzern. 
  3. The Lucerne is located 436 m above sea level.
  4. Lucerne was for a time the capital of the Helvetic Republic, resuming its status as the cantonal capital in 1803.
  5. The city’s metropolitan area consists of 17 municipalities in three cantons.
  6. The main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German Dialect. 
  7. In 1865, the first road was built alongside Lake Lucerne. 
  8. Lucerne is twinned with the following towns: Potsdam, Germany since 2002, Olomouc, the Czech Republic since 1994, Murbach, France since 1978, Cieszyn, Poland since 1994, Chicago, Illinois, the United States since 1999 & Bournemouth, the United Kingdom since 1981. 
  9. The city’s name was derived from the Benedictine monastery of St. Leodegar (Luciana), founded in the 8th century.
  10. The City’s most famous landmark is the capel bridge known as Kapellbrück, a wooden bridge from the 14th century.
  11. Lucerne holds the title of the most populous town in Central Switzerland. 
  12. In June 2007, Lucerne and the adjacent town of Littau agreed to merge in a simultaneous referendum. This took effect on January 1, 2010.
  13. Lucerne is the economic, social and cultural center of central Switzerland.
  14. The municipality has an area of 11.2 sq miles.
  15. An annual festival is held in Lucerne at the Kultur und Kongresszentrum Lucerne.
  16. Lucerne gained full freedom after the Battle of Sempach When the city joined the Swiss Confederation in 1332. 
  17. Lake Lucerne often called the “heart of Switzerland” because of its central position, is the 4th largest lake in the country.
  18. Temperatures average 25 °C in summer and -3 °C in winter.
  19. Lucerne is located at the outfall of Lake Lucerne into the river Reuss, which flows from south-east to north-west.
  20. The Lion of Lucerne was built to remember the hundreds of Swiss Guards who were massacred during the French Revolution.
Lucerne Facts
Interesting Lucerne Facts