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Sauvabelin Tower

Avenue de Rhodanie 2, Lausanne 1000, Switzerland
021 315 42 74
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Ranked #6 of 35 Attractions in Lausanne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Tower of Sauvabelin is a local massive wood tower built in 2003. It allows to have a wonderful panoramic view above Lausanne and the lake, from... more »
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

it's quite a trek from the centre to get to the top of the tower and very steep in places, but not only do you get brilliant views, you also get an amazing building, so make sure you take your camera. If you're suffering from vertigo, don't go, it's all very secure with handrails and wide steps, but the rather... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Getting here is easy, walking up is still pretty easy, but the view from the top was hard. Hard to LEAVE! Breathtaking on a clear day, I would definitely go up this tower for longer next time. Perhaps for half a day with the right food, water, clothing... hmm...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
82 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Although I wouldn't really classify this as a must for tourists, it does make a nice activity for residents of the Lausanne area especially those with children. The tower itself is perhaps a 30 minute event. Walk up (there is no lift), enjoy the views, walk down. Perhaps of more interest are the short hiking trails, the children's park &... More

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Shavano Park, Texas, USA
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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Nice hike around the city. I quite enjoyed the hike up the steps and looking around the city. There are two photo maps on the observation deck that assist one in identifying what they are looking at. We were fortunate, it was a beautiful clear day and we could see for miles! It was a little difficult for us to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This tower is nestled in a wood over lausanne, bit of a trek or get 16 bus to nearby car park. Get up on a clear day for great view of city and lake. It's a wooden structure that you can climb to the top of.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is such a cool spot to visit. When you go all the way up the tower, the view extends towards Mont Blanc, Valais and practivally Geneve. We had a good time!

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

a climb worthwile, gives you a beutiful view of the city, the lake and thenspectacular mountains on the french side. Well worth the walk and the climb, weather permitting

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I really love Lausanne exactly for places like this. If you are a tourist and feel pretty lost as to where to start visiting Lausanne I really reccomend the tower even before museums or restaurants. It was a little humid when we went so the creaky wood stairs were not very reassuring, but the view is spectacular! It is like... More

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Lake of Geneva
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66 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a unique tower, built completely from wood in 2003. It is located near Sauvabelin lake on the hill. The view from the tower is magnificent, however one need to reach the top first, which can be a challenge for itself.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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25 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A visit to the tower is an excellent idea for walks in the park and forest, topped with a panoramic view of the entire lake and wonderful pictures! Combine it with a visit to the lake of Sauvabelin and a coffee or even fondue in the restaurants nearby.

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