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Address: Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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Don't miss the opportunity to walk up to and around this iconic piece of Lucerne history - you won't regret it.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erica F
Lancaster, California
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Lancaster, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't miss the opportunity to walk up to and around this iconic piece of Lucerne history - you won't regret it.

Thank Erica F
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I wish the towers were open in winter! None the less, please walk up here, above the city for stunning views of Lucerne, Lake Lucerne and the intimidating mountains beyond. You won't regret it. And it's not really a vigorous hike to get there. . . well, a few stairs to get up close to the towers, but not too... More 

1 Thank Shawncago
Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The rampart walls, built in 1386, surround old Lucerne. We walked part of it, including the four towers that remain open One has a huge clock that chimes hourly. Good views from the top. Great exploring.

1 Thank Newsboymac
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

My boyfriend and I had one day to wander the city. We started our day by exploring these towers. They were beautiful and the views were incredible. It is a lot of steps, you will be sweaty and tired by the end but it is worth it.

1 Thank Sara W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Getting up to the walls requires some climbing of steps and the towers are quite an effort to climb, but worth it for the views. Some of the flooring is uneven and the staircases are steep and narrow. There are cattle and alpacas in an adjoining field. Because of the height above the traffic, there isn't much noise so it... More 

1 Thank Lemmus
Newbury Park, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Close to the main part of the city, so easy to get to and worth it. It is free, which is a bonus. Beautiful views from the wall and towers. Narrow stairways up the two towers, so be prepared to climb a bit, but the views are worth it.

1 Thank Kristin S
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The wall extends for quite a length, overlooking the old town. There are a couple of towers you can climb up, and a portion of the wall that you can walk along. The visit is free, but as could be expected, it is a bit of a hike, and is certainly NOT handicapped accessible.

1 Thank Patrick R
Buderim, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

From these towers the city could be observed, its access routes checked. Protection they meant. I went to school on Musegg and the towers served us well in our lunch breaks for picnics and explorations.

1 Thank Edelweiss_9
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Given the limited time I had available for my visit to Lucerne (as part of a day trip combining Mt Pilatus from Zurich) i was only able to see the Museggmauer in the distance. It's one of my regrets that I didn't allocate more time to this trip so as to allow some proper exploration of the walls. That said,... More 

1 Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

You can capture a great city view from the fortification walls of the city. You will like walking through old city and ending up in Museggmauer.

1 Thank Salih Ç

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