Luzern | Kapellbrücke | 50 pieces Limited Edition | Poster-Art
Luzern | Kapellbrücke
Artist: Chris Burgisser
Lucerne (German: Luzern), the pearl of central Switzerland, is a small town of 80'000 inhabitants built on the banks of Lake Lucerne. The city is known for its famous "Kapellbrücke" or Pont de la Chapelle, a medieval wooden covered bridge built in 1365, with several bends, which crosses the Reuss over more than 200 meters. It’s the oldest bridge of its kind in Europe. Several triangular, oil-painted panels dating back to the seventeenth century are visible in the frame of the bridge’s roof.
In 1993, two-thirds of the building went up in smoke, destroyed by a fire at night. The origins of the fire remain unclear. The next morning, the inhabitants woke up traumatized: impossible to imagine the city without its symbol! The bridge was finally rebuilt eight months later.
Old buildings are not the only attractions in Lucerne. A couple of steps from the train station, the Palace of Culture and Congress, built by architect Jean Nouvel, catches the eye with its spectacular cantilevered roof over the lake.
For a breathtaking view of the city and the winding shores of Lake Lucerne that creep between the mountains, the ascent of Mount Pilatus, at more than 2000 m above sea level, is a must. The steepest train line in the world climbs almost to the top! To climb slopes of up to 48%, a new rack system specially designed for this train even had to be invented.
Limited edition of 50 signed art prints
25 pieces sized A2 (42 x 59.4 cm)
15 pieces sized A1 (59.2 x 84 cm)
10 pieces sized F4 (89 x 128 cm)
Giclee print on Hahnemühle Matt Fine Art Paper, 308 gsm using 12-color, archival fade resistant pigmented ink. Print is signed and numbered and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Available in multiple formats.
• Tailored Fine Art framing provided by Atelier Actinic in Geneva (delay 1 week)
• Possibility to meet directly at the workshop to see different framing options
• Premium anti-reflective glass with 92% UV protection