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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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200 reviews 200 reviews
94 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Sykesville, Maryland
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163 reviews 163 reviews
50 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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