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. To visit Sauvabelin Tower on your trip to Lausanne, use our Lausanne trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    In the forest, a pebble's throw from the small artificial lake at Sauvabelin, the 35-m tower with a staircase in the shape of Archimedes screw (two spirals, one up, one down) is built of local wood. F...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    The Sauvabelin Tower just happened to be only 10 minutes walk from our residence in Lausanne. It has a really interesting construction - wooden beams twist around a center point to create 2 staircases...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Beautiful Tower, in a very good place to walk. Also go to the Lake. The view from the top of the tower is beautiful.
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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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