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The Nine Towers

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Address: Museggmauer, Lucerne, Switzerland
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1.5-Hour Small-Group Nightwatchman Walk in Medieval Lucerne
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At the top of the hill...

Beautifully preserved and maintained, the Nine Towers present a glimpse into medieval life. There are statues in the tower walls which are fascinating. The internal staircases... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautifully preserved and maintained, the Nine Towers present a glimpse into medieval life. There are statues in the tower walls which are fascinating. The internal staircases enabling visitors to climb up into the top of a couple of the towers are steep timber with a hand rail on one side. The views are delightful.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was hot and sunny but the walk round the walls and the climb up the clock tower was worthwhile. There were Highland Cows in the field opposite!! the views over the town were good and the walkways well laid and accessible for young and old. Plenty of handrails. Gardens/grounds very well kept

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this site as part of the walking tour. Quite a few steps, so requires a reasonable level of fitness. The battlements are quite high, so be aware if vertigo is a problem. It gives a good feel for how the old town defences would have been important to security in the past.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting structures showing the medieval period. The clock was interesting as well. Great view from the tower heights.

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Thank Jim H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk was very serene. As soon as you walk through, everything changes. Although Lucerne is not very urban compared to many other cities, you still get the feeling that you have left the city and entered a peaceful place. We also climbed a few of the towers and walked along the wall. It takes much more time than we... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well you're doing this for the views, and you can't see much when it's raining - save it for a sunny day.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can be busy if you coincide with a large group, however the approach path is quite steep and it is not really on the coach party route! Good views from the walls some of which you can walk along and some towers also open. Great views over the old town, lake and to mountains beyond - well worth the effort!

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not every day one can walk a Medieval Wall that dates back to 1386. Having visited these walls in 1979 and 2016, I always find it a fun activity. If you are conscious of heights or climbing stairs, I would not do this activity. Finding an opening up one of the towers is the trick. We just followed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered around these towers for ages. We Walked to the top of the clock tower, which would be difficult for the unfit or aged as the steps inside were quite steep. Great view over the old city. Very clean and well preserved. Shady seats along the way to sit and admire the views.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this on our walking tour of Lucerne, couldn't believe access to the top of the tower was free. Not for the un-fit, or fear of steep steps, but definitely worth the burn for the view from the top. Above to see a great perspective of Lucerne.

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