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“interesting walk with views”
Review of The Nine Towers

The Nine Towers
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$26.44*
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1.5-Hour Small-Group Nightwatchman Walk in Medieval Lucerne
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$143.84*
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Day Trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Stanserhorn Including Funicular Railway...
Ranked #12 of 88 things to do in Lucerne
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We climbed the 3 towers, but my husband and went separately, minding the 3 yr old and baby at the bottom of each tower, which i recommend for very small children. You will need a fold able stroller to get up to the wall but we put the baby back in while up there and the path/ramp was just wide enough. Stairs up are steep and narrow in parts but worth it for the views. A really enjoyable walk and the highland cows added to the atmosphere. Allow a couple of hours at least with kids.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

The walk up around the walls and pass cows grazing and then into the towers was a real surprise. It is a treat for tourists to be able to experience the history by being able to access this. But be aware, it is a walk up, there are stairs and if heights are not your thing, you might not get the most out of it. The walk though is achievable for most, just take your time as the views are worth it.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

This 14th century structure is rather fascinating and takes some work to find and follow, but it's worth it if you're up to it. Be ready to walk and climb and make sure you have a good map that you can follow. Parts of the area through which the wall passes have evolved as if the wall was not there; meaning there are neighborhoods and schools and such that hug parts of the wall, while other sections are more park-like and accessible. The area is also very hilly. Add to that the narrow, unnerving, steep steps to get to the top of the clock tower (featuring the oldest working clock in the city; 16th century), and you'll have a good cardio workout and then some. (The upper steps of the clock tower are tricky and not for everyone; do not attempt if you have any trouble walking, climbing, or have poor depth perception.) You can access three towers and walk on the wall in this same area. All in all, it's a bit of an effort to visit the Nine Towers and you'll be glad when you've finished, but you'll be happy you did it. And it's free.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

These an amazing part of history and the fact that you can go up in some of them is a really cool experience. Make sure to be inside the bell tower when it goes off for a really fun, loud, historic experience.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We, a family with 3 young kids (age 1, 3 n 6) wallked from the bottom of the Nine Towers (near Chapel Bridge) to the other end of it.
The first part is a long flight of stairs. Yes, we brought our umbrella stroller up the stairs. There are cows on the other side of the frence. After that, pretty smooth walk on the ground of the hill. I didn't bring my baby up the tower but my husband brought the 2 older ones up there. Second one was a little bit afraid of the height and narrow path.
Walking along the wall (on the ground) was quite easy. But do bring enough water and may be snacks. No selling of food around the tower. A water fountain is a little distance away from the tower. It is located across the big field where you can see a soccer goal.

It took us about 30-45 min with young kids and a resting stones were in the middle (on the ground). Overall, it is a good hike for us.

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