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“Okay Walls But Not Well Presented”
Review of The Nine Towers

The Nine Towers
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1.5-Hour Small-Group Nightwatchman Walk in Medieval Lucerne
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Day Trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Stanserhorn Including Funicular Railway...
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Perth, United Kingdom
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“Okay Walls But Not Well Presented”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I was mystified by earlier reporters saying the walls were hard to finsd and difficult to navigate - I could see them easily on the map and from close to my hotel above the old town. Having found them and walked their length, I now kno0w what those reporters meant. They are quite easy to find, but gaining access is not so easy. Only about 4 of the towers are open and accessible. They are really not well maintained or presented for tourism, although there seemed to be quite a bit of long term masonery work and scaffolding going on at several of the towers. The views are not great (but could be improved significantly). Anyway we went into all the accessible towers and walked their length (either along the walls or along the roads and pathways adjacent to the walls). Only the clock tower had any real interest for me and even that was limited. I think this could be made into a much more attractive tourist spot but it would need a lot of restoration and access work. No good for those who have walking difficulties - the steps and ladders are simply too steep and the walkways along the walls are not even or flat. Anyway......we did it and anjoyed the walk.

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

There are much better city walls in many other places. Here, the city walls are 2nd tier, and a bit harder than average to reach, and closed at both ends, and the views are simply not all that spectacular. It took some effort to do this attraction for not very much payoff.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“hard to find, and half of it is closed”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

only two towers are open. and both ends are closed. it's hard to find, but once you get up, the views are amazing from one of the towers only. unfortunately big trees block the views from the other tower and the high parts of the wall. great to do though.

Visited June 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Steep walk but good views”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The walk up to the remaining remnants of the city wall is a bit steep, but worth it for the views. One of the towers is a museum to the clocks of the city and a number of the old clock mechanisms from clocks around the town are on display, some still working. You can climb this tower to the top for great views. Then walk along the wall and marvel at how soldiers shot arrows through the small slits. Then climb back down a few towers later

Visited July 2014
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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“Impressive sight”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The view from the Lake Cruise points out the nine towers along the skyline - very interesting, and one of the many things to see in Lucerne

Visited June 2014
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