Sauvabelin Tower, Lausanne

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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. Put Sauvabelin Tower at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lausanne travel route builder website .
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  • From the top of this tower 35 meters high and built in 2003, the 360 ° view opens onto several horizons: we discover the Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the three geographic regions of the Switzerland, the Alps, the Jura and the Plateau.
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  • I took some initiative to visit this place bit away (thoug connected by city transports). But its Worth visiting. The view from the top is simply awesome (though its difficullt due to cold strong wind...  more »
  • It is a huge forest with several roads, rises, slopes and beautiful spins that you enjoy the view, is like being in a movie. Then you get to a tower built completely from wood of a few 35Mts in height, is located in the heart of the forest. If you go find a view magnificent lake of all Lausanne, on one side and the other the rest of the beautiful city. 100 steps that are worth. For hiking is spectacular and at the end you get to the lake where there are ducks, games for kids and take a rich chocolate if you tocs winter as we.
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  • Really cool looking tower; however, I tried on several different days, all nice, sunny and dry, but never found it to be open. Clearly they have more nuanced rules for opening that they don't share. Since the gate is clearly controlled from a remote location, they should be able to have a live status on their website. Anyways, this was in winter and maybe it is more consistent in summer.
  • Great view ! The lake would be super nice in summer. It also had a farm where you can touch and see animals
  • Excellent for stunning view of the lake on a clear day!
  • Nice view of Lausanne from the top of this tower. The steps have a unique architecture.
  • 360 view of Lausanne. If you like nature and green, this is the place for you
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