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Wil's Tower (Wiler Turm), Wil
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The Wil Tower is a wooden observation tower which was built in the forest of Wil in Switzerland. The tower site is located some 747 meters above sea level. It was opened for public use on 8 July 2006.ConstructionThe tower is an open structure, rising on 6 slanted columns from three equidistant ground support points. A circular stairway (189 steps) rises in the center of the columns, opening onto a roofed observation deck. Although the structure rises some 34 meters above the ground, the deck is barely above the surrounding trees.The structure is entirely of wood, all obtained from the surrounding forest. The columns are Douglas-fir and the stairway is of Silver fir. The wood was harvested in the early months of 2005 and allowed to dry naturally for a year before construction began.
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  • Super views of old town and Säntis massif. Nice walk from the old town. Pure nature. On the way, you can buy farm products, delicious. There is even a bus from the station almost to the top. :-)
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  • It has a beautiful view of the Toggenburg from above. I love. A little far away located. Unfortunately, parking is scarce. Parking in the residential area. The rose it's well done not people come forward. Unfortunately, it has only the foot of the Tower a seat. Top of the observation deck is enough space for a bank or the rose. But, unfortunately, seems no longer to have enough money. Or was he a supersportatlet Planner. What a pity
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  • An impressive view from the Tower after each compass direction. The tower is high, can be climbed but also by small children
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  • Lovely trip, great views from a wooden structure.
  • Awesome view on a hill in the middle of the woods
  • Great observation tower with beautiful views in the surrounding area and the borders (A, CH, D). One should miss this Outlook never!
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  • First class resort with gigantic views!
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