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The Nine Towers

Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #16 of 32 attractions in Lucerne
Type: Lookouts
Traveler Description: From the Luzern City Guide 2008: Musegg Wall: A part of the old rampart walls built in 1386. Wall almost entirely intact. Three towers are open to... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is the remains of the old wall surrounding the city. Yes, it's a steep walk uphill to get there but worth the effort. We started from the western (river) end, entered and climbed up the second tower which brings you out on to the ramparts and an elevated walkway. Proceed along the walkway in an easterly direct. Along the... More

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Sykesville, Maryland
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51 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have enjoyed exploring the towers and walking the wall and trails behind the wall on many visits to Lucerne. We always begin our walk on the path that starts nearest the River Reuss. Our entry to the path is near where St. Karli-Quai and Bruggligasse merge. The path is a bit hard to find and in the summer, there... More

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Baden, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Have been through the old town all by foot and this place was quite boring. If it weren't so sunny I may have enjoyed it. Visited in 2008.

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Beaverton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I really enjoyed walking the grounds of the Nine Towers and then going up along the fortress walls. One of the towers has Swiss clock works from centuries ago that are truly amazing. You can walk to the top of the tower and look out over the city and surrounding mountains. It is a wonderful view. It's a nice respite... More

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Bangalore, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It a nice steep hill walk from old city of Lucerne. You can easily spend 2 hrs just walking through this Nine Towers. You get the better view of city from the top

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San Rafael, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I loved the true "castle" feel of the wall and towers. Also, being able to see the inner workings of the clocks from the pendulum to the gears is fascinating! I loved telling my kids about "Swiss precision," and how they managed to put what is 40 feet large in this tower onto your wrist in their watches!!! LOL. The... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was mystified by earlier reporters saying the walls were hard to finsd and difficult to navigate - I could see them easily on the map and from close to my hotel above the old town. Having found them and walked their length, I now kno0w what those reporters meant. They are quite easy to find, but gaining access is... More

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NJ
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423 helpful votes 423 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

There are much better city walls in many other places. Here, the city walls are 2nd tier, and a bit harder than average to reach, and closed at both ends, and the views are simply not all that spectacular. It took some effort to do this attraction for not very much payoff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

only two towers are open. and both ends are closed. it's hard to find, but once you get up, the views are amazing from one of the towers only. unfortunately big trees block the views from the other tower and the high parts of the wall. great to do though.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The walk up to the remaining remnants of the city wall is a bit steep, but worth it for the views. One of the towers is a museum to the clocks of the city and a number of the old clock mechanisms from clocks around the town are on display, some still working. You can climb this tower to the... More

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