The Nine Towers
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  • Mary K
    363 contributions
    Must see in Lucerne!
    Absolutely loved this! Was a highlight of our time in Lucerne. Self guided tour of the rampart wall and the towers that are open. You can safely explore at your leisure and the exhibits and information is understandable and interesting. We really enjoyed the walk up and around the area. Would recommend to anyone that can handle some stairs.
    Visited June 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2022
  • Barry M
    Memphis, Tennessee267 contributions
    Great views
    I really enjoyed the afternoon we walked the towered wall in Lucerne. The clock tower exhibit was very interesting as was the other towers that were open to explore and view the city from their heights. It is easy to find the entrance from the river but difficult to find the far north entrance.
    Visited September 2022
    Written October 13, 2022
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,537 contributions
    Medieval city walls towers
    Nine towers of the old medieval town fortifications spread along the northern town boundaries. They're dating back to 13 and 14 century, starting with Nolliturm which is down by the Reuss river, going uphill to Schirmerturm which is the last one. It's an easy hike going through a fairy tale residential area. Some towers you can climb offering terrific views of Lucern down. You'll need up to an hour to cover it with stops.
    Visited March 2022
    Written April 7, 2022
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aberfitchgr534
Bolivar, OH1,431 contributions
Jun 2023
We stopped here while in lucerne for approx 45 minutes you can walk along the portion of the wall and also up 3 of the towers, If your scared of heights this isn’t for you as the steps are a bit sketchy in the towers, cool piece of history and some good views of town. Free to enter also.
Written June 26, 2023
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davidandmel
Birmingham, UK1,654 contributions
Dec 2022
Bit of a steep climb up here, but this is a lovely walk across the top of town - the towers were part of the original fortifications. You can go up them during the spring and summer for great views
Written January 3, 2023
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permia
Ireland40,479 contributions
Sep 2022
Gloriously preserved they are a proudly unique symbol of the city. Strolling along the pathway in the afternoon sun was delightful.

Grand to see all nine. And to ascend to parts of the fortification and enter some of them. There to see the strength of the fortifications with sturdy wooden beams.

In one it was great to admire the impressively complex mechanism of the large clock.

Towards the end of the route and approaching the fine Nölli Tower we saw a few long horned cattle grazing on the bountiful grass. A grand sight in the city.
Written December 25, 2022
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Barry M
Memphis, TN267 contributions
Sep 2022
I really enjoyed the afternoon we walked the towered wall in Lucerne. The clock tower exhibit was very interesting as was the other towers that were open to explore and view the city from their heights. It is easy to find the entrance from the river but difficult to find the far north entrance.
Written October 13, 2022
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FF13
Sykesville, MD1,990 contributions
Jun 2022
Catch great views of Lucerne and the mountains from the wall and the towers. You will have to walk up many stairs within the towers to access the wall, but it is worth the trip. Walking along the wall is also challenging if you are a bit leery of heights. Grab the handrail!!
If you are lucky, you can see some cattle or llamas in the field behind the wall.
Written July 8, 2022
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CubaqueenOntario
Ontario685 contributions
Jun 2022
It was raining slightly this day but we had our ponchos. There were 4 towers that you could walk into. At the back of this wall is a little working farm that sells cheese, jams etc. Also has pot belly pigs and goats to look at.
Written June 19, 2022
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Mary K
363 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Absolutely loved this! Was a highlight of our time in Lucerne. Self guided tour of the rampart wall and the towers that are open. You can safely explore at your leisure and the exhibits and information is understandable and interesting. We really enjoyed the walk up and around the area. Would recommend to anyone that can handle some stairs.
Written May 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,537 contributions
Mar 2022
Nine towers of the old medieval town fortifications spread along the northern town boundaries.
They're dating back to 13 and 14 century, starting with Nolliturm which is down by the Reuss river, going uphill to Schirmerturm which is the last one.
It's an easy hike going through a fairy tale residential area. Some towers you can climb offering terrific views of Lucern down. You'll need up to an hour to cover it with stops.
Written April 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JHMTTL
Woodbine, MD1,583 contributions
Jul 2021
The Nine Towers includes a high-above walkway and towers that borders part of Old Town, You can walk along the stone walkway and climb up several of the towers. The climb up the towers is not difficult. Just take your time and enjoy the outstanding views the towers have to offer.
Written December 30, 2021
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JugglesJudd
Charlotte, NC8 contributions
Dec 2020
Beautiful history, a must for all first timers to Lucerne! We actually visited Lucerne on our Honeymoon several years ago...but, wanted to leave this review for future travelers. We loved the history of this amazing walled city.
Written November 29, 2021
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