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The Nine Towers

Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #17 of 31 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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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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The view from the Lake Cruise points out the nine towers along the skyline - very interesting, and one of the many things to see in Lucerne

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We really enjoyed experiencing these towers. It is a bit of a hike but well worth it. The towers are really interesting. Be aware that there are lots of steep stairs when you go up inside. But the views along the wall are spectacular.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The wall is one of the things you can stop by while going around Old Town, being just a short walk away from all the shops and cafes. Climb up to the wall and walk along it to get a different view of Lucerne, and the inside of the towers are also quite interesting, particularly the one with the big... More

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Toronto
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The walk of the wall and towers in Lucerne is worth it for the visit to the Zytturm (the Clock Tower). There is a museum of sorts inside this tower that houses a collection of old clocks and clockworks. The view from the top of the tower is great. Make sure to check out the fresco on the outside wall... More

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