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Sauvabelin Tower, Lausanne

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Ascend Sauvabelin Tower for superb views of the city and its picturesque backdrop. This wooden tower boasts a height of 35 m (115 ft), enabling visitors to see high above the trees of the surrounding forest. To reach the top, you will have to tackle 302 steps, most of which bear a plaque of local companies that sponsored the tower's construction in 2003. Although a sturdy handrail runs the entire length of the spiral staircase, it can be a daunting endeavor for those uncomfortable with heights. Make sure to bring your camera to snap the views of the city, Lake Leman, and the nearby mountains. To visit Sauvabelin Tower on your trip to Lausanne, use our Lausanne trip itinerary planner.
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  • Very interesting arwork that is also a tower you can climb so it is also functional located in Lausanne Switzerland. Wear comfortable shoes  more »
  • ...until the end of June. It's quite a hike from the city (all uphill), unless you take the bus, but it does seem like there would be a lovely view from the top when it reopens. There's a playground a...  more »
  • The tower is strangely a must do for me but I like to climb tall things. The view is brilliant from the top! Interesting construction and free entry make it a worth while viait. It is set in a nice pa...  more »
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  • Very nice view of Lausanne from the top. You are going to have to climb a lot if you are coming from the city center. I recommend taking a bus. Worth it.
  • Interesting construction. Nice spot for pictures as it gives quite a view of Lausanne surroundings.
  • I could be good experince see lausanne from there but it wasn't open when I were there. And I dint see any information about it. May be next time...
  • Great views of Lausanne and lake Geneva. You can even see the jet d'eau in Geneva from here
  • Nice view of Lausanne, very ecologic all made in wood.

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Elegant Lausanne is home to many luxury hotels for those looking to indulge. There is also a great number of mid-range options, a happy compromise compared to some of the pricey four-star accommodation. You'll also find plenty of guesthouses and bed and breakfasts in the area, though they are slightly removed from the idyllic lakefront. Hostels in the city are few and far between, so come prepared with a flexible budget.
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