Lucerne is a small Swiss city on the shores of the lake of the same name, surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is known for its well-preserved monuments of medieval architecture. The colorful Altstadt (Old Town) in the north borders the 870-meter-long Musegg fortress wall, erected in the 14th century. Altzstadt is connected to the right bank of the Royce River by the Kapellbrücke Covered Bridge, which was built in 1333. The city has a population of 60,000.