The Nine Towers, Lucerne

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Explore the town's medieval defenses on your visit to The Nine Towers. One of the towers houses the oldest city clock, built by Hans Luter in 1535--it's allowed to chime every hour exactly one minute before all the city clocks. Four of the towers are open to the public, and you can climb the steep and narrow staircases in two of them to reach panoramic views of the surrounding city. Check the website, or call ahead for opening and closing hours prior to your visit. To visit The Nine Towers on your trip to Lucerne, use our Lucerne trip itinerary tool.
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  • The tower trail is a lovely walk with some fantastic views of the city and river. Each tower slightly different and leading to a rampart walk between them. Free entry. Lots of stairs.  more »
  • I walked the full length of the towers. Each tower was interesting and worth exploring. The views were lovely. There is a small brewery about midway, which is a nice place to take a rest (and...  more »
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