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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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  • Interesting to see, the stairs are tiring to climb, but the view is sublime. View 360 degree on various buildings in Lausanne as well as on Lake Geneva
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  • A walk in the magnificent to Woods. The bus drops us off nearby and beyond, what view of Lausanne! To do in the fall.
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  • The park arround Lac Sauvabelin is very beautiful, but in icy or snowing days, the tower is closed because of risk of falls. Anyay, is a good sightseeing for a very cold day in Lausanne. 
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  • Too bad the tower was closed when we went on a Sunday but from outside, it looked very commanding yet welcoming. It was a long walk going to this point from the train station, but the path going here was great for walking. The park had only a few visitors, mostly people walking their dogs. What struck is that the nearby lake that was supposed to be here was all dried up and was surrounded with construction work. It would've been a wonderful visit.
  • A nice place in Lausanne to have a panoramic view of the Alps with Geneva lake :) I loved the view during sunset :)
  • Excellent place to visit nice 360 degree view of the city and Alps and for free of cost, it is few minutes walk from the bus stop Lac Sauvabelin and bus 16 takes us there from the city. There is also Lake Sauvabelin close to the bus stop Lac Sauvabelin which is artificial lake. There is also a restaurant close by the lake.
  • It has a great view of the lake and city! Great workout getting to the top!
  • Great view. Especially at sunset. worth a visit