The Nolliturm

"The Nölliturm" is the first tower of the Musegg wall and was painted by Joseph Clemens Kaufmann 1901 for the Corporation of the City of Lucerne. The picture shows the right bank of the river between Spreuerbrucke (the wooden mill bridge) and the Nolliturm around 1890.

The Nölliturm - Joseph Clemens Kaufmann - Wikimedia commons

The painter must have stood on the Spreuerbrucke in the corner, or directly below on the Reussinsel when he painted this art piece. In the center of the picture you see the Nolliturm Tower which was built between 1516 and 1519.


Have a look at the graceful young woman. Can you see how powerful she drives the boat? Isn't she beautiful? Might she be driving to her beloved?