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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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Small, historical Lucerne is big in its accommodation offerings. Surrounding the bay are plenty of mid-range and upscale hotels for those looking to splurge, putting you right downtown with easy access to sights, bars, and restaurants. If your budget is tight, look into the handful of guesthouses in the city. There are limited hostels available, and they tend to be a bit farther from the city core. Be sure to book in advance to avoid missing out.
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  • The Musegg Wall with its nine towers forms part of Lucerne's historic medieval fortifications. It runs for about 2,800ft. from the north bank of the Reuss River almost to the north shore of the Lake L...  more »
  • We only climbed one, but they are very well maintained and provider great views of the city. The wall seems to separate the old town from modern Lucerne.  more »
  • We also visited this place where a great view of the town opens for you once you get up. You can walk around and enjoy the quietness.  more »