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The Nine Towers, Lucerne

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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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  • 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 
    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  more »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »

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