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Wil's Tower (Wiler Turm), Wil

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Observation Deck Architectural Building
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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  • A little bit hard to reach because you need to walk a lot to get there. And there's a big stair there also. But the view pays the sweating. Recommended to everybody who visit Wil.  more »
  • On a nice day this is an absolute must see when in Wil / SG. A 20 minute walk (uphill) takes you there - from the quaint small lake beneath the old town, thru an attractive residentia areal It offers ...  more »
  • Good place for a walk a bit Outside of the City. This, place is in my joggingtrail;) Nice view in clear days.  more »
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  • The platform on the top of Wiler Turm gives a good panoramic view of the city of Wil and its neighbouring areas. The scenic views along the journey to this tower makes the trip very worthwhile.
  • Lovely trip, great views from a wooden structure.
  • Awesome view on a hill in the middle of the woods
  • Quick to reach and yet it is out of the city. With the stroller we are several times a week there.
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  • beautiful views and great evening.
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