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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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  • As a child we were with the always very beautiful school ausicht if you trepoen up runs that you o no think I fall dan down but when you're up you feel like a King
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  • Top view of the old town of Wil, the Alpstein mountains mountain range and the mountain chain of the Churfirsten. Signposted circular walk from Centre, duration approx. 60Minuten. A promising rise which is absolutely worthwhile.
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  • This unique wooden construction is worth a visit. Very beautiful views of the surrounding Landschaft.Einen detour on this beautiful Tower for a walk worthwhile on all cases.
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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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