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The Nine Towers

Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #17 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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Fairfax County, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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Switzerland
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15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

During the summer seasons you can walk along the wall and climb some of the towers. It's great! but kind of steep to.

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You don't find city walls this accessible and intact very often in Europe. We greatly enjoyed the hike.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What an excellent time away from the city. These unique towers are joined together with a wall-walk. Some of the towers have inner stairs where you can climb up them for some spectacular views of Lucerne. You will also see of the Switzerlands oldest clocks & there are many placques where you can read about the history of the clocks... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Walked up the hill and the stairs and saw a great view from two of the towers - one with the clock, and walked across the walls (very high - I would not recommend it to people who do not like it as me :D)

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London
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99 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Although you can see where they are on a map we didn't fin d it so easy to find the starting point, maybe we were too puffed and short of time to pay proper attention. Well worth visiting if just for the views and to say you have done it. Be prepared for an uphill walk to reach the towers... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You are able to walk up and through three of the nine towers that form part of the old city wall. The views are breathtaking!

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We walked through this area on a lovely sunny day, and enjoyed it very much, we returned to the town along the river, and then stopped for lunch in a lovely area nearby. Well worth the visit.

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Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good exercise, wonderful views. The kids enjoyed climbing up and seeing the views as well. Only a few of the towers were open while we were there but it was still a very enjoyable time.

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Sydney, Australia
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50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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