The Nine Towers, Lucerne

4.5
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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. To visit The Nine Towers on your trip to Lucerne, use our Lucerne trip itinerary tool.
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  • It is a historical site and is part of the old city of Altstadt. The Zyt tower is part of the oldest city block and was built by Hans Luter. opening time - 12 noon to 8 pm, open is from May to...  more »
  • This a very fine walk to spend the morning. You will find more than you've bargained for, as you walk along a small farm, sports fields, clock towers and beautiful corners to rest and enjoy the views....  more »
  • I would have loved to see inside the towers, but to even be near them and walk along such a long wall was invigorating. Perhaps it is even a 5 star if you see the towers. Would be a great place for a....  more »

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