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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. Add The Nine Towers to your Lucerne travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lucerne tourist route planner.
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  • This is a fantastic place to have a landscape view over the city (on the south side), particularly on a sunny day. You get some great views over Lucerne with the mountains in the backdrop and the sun ...  more »
  • We were able to walk along the top of the walls for one section with some great views back to the centre of town.  more »
  • You can look at the towers in the winter only by outside and trappings hiking, what I don't understand in the mild winters. However, I know not the justification for the closure even in winter.
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