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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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  • Since I live very close to the wil Tower, I'm often there as well. Is highly recommended that the Tower has a wonderful view, very comfortable. It has beautiful fireplaces to the bräteln one even with rust and wood for the fire. Suitable for larger groups
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  • A spectacular wooden structure jutting over 37 meters in height is on the Hofberg with wil. Has one you can enjoy beautiful views of the region Wil, Toggenburg, Hinterthurgau and of course the Alptstein climbed the 189 steps of the spiral staircase. The tower was opened almost 10 years ago and cost about half a million Swiss francs. It was built due to the anniversary of the first mention of the region wil 1 ´ 250 years. To visit the beautiful medieval town of Wil, you should the walk to the Tower (approximately 40 minutes from the train station of Wil) not to be missed. Beautiful views and a little fitness are guaranteed :-).
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  • Gasping slightly the prospect must man even if but above gloriously. Can and must get a few hundred metres walking to the observation tower, it is worthwhile but.
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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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