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Address: Museggmauer, Lucerne, Switzerland

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An amazing place, but closed in winter!

Very disappointed that the nine towers and the walk along the old wall is closed during winter. I was looking forward to this, so was very disappointed that it was closed. We... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Very disappointed that the nine towers and the walk along the old wall is closed during winter. I was looking forward to this, so was very disappointed that it was closed. We walked along the wall for a while and were amazed by the size of the wall and towers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Nice place to visit for someone who wants to hike through historic towers. the view of the city from the towers are amazing.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The walls and towers are part of the medieval town defenses. They are well maintained and provide great views of the town and surrounding countryside.

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So. California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It does take a little effort to walk and climb a couple of the open towers on this historic wall, but well worth the effort. We walked over to the wall from the Lion monument. On one side of the wall you can see how imposing the wall was to outsiders. Looking toward the town and lake on the "inside,"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Enjoyed scouting out the various towers. Fun yet very steep and narrow staircases inside. Nice views of Lucerne. Well preserved. Nice to imagine the historical aspect of this modern city.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I think it is amazing they have survived all this time. I walked from MIl Bridge and despite some very small signage I still had a problem finding the actual entrance to the wall via the towers. The views are OK but not outstanding and I thought there had been almost too much restoration! I loved the old clocks that... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I just love everything that shows the ancient side of a place, especially if it resembles the Middle Ages, which I'm fascinated about. So, the towers were one of my favorite places in Lucerne. You can go up most of them, seeing the city from above, walk the city walls, and climb the watch tower and see how the clock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We walked up to the 9 towers, which was part of the old city wall, after we crossed the Mill bridge. It was about 15 minutes hike to reach the base of the city wall. The top of the city wall could be reached via stairs via the clock tower as well as other watch towers. One could walk to... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was pointed out and described to us by our wonderful guide from tourism, so after our tour, we walked up and went though a few towers until my fear of heights got the best of me. Wonderful history and nice that it's free.

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was neat to see. You can walk along the wall for a bit. There is some info on clock making and you can see some of the clocks in operation (you can see the internals working) which was cool.

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