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Museggmauer, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Museggmauer, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

It's possible to walk along the wall in between the towers. You'll need to hike up to them, but it's doable for anyone reasonably fit. I was happy to see Luzern from above.

Thank 2acorns
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wear comfortable walking shoes and climb the steps to the top. You go up with a very steep staircase then walk along the old wall to another tower where you climb down again. Nice view of the lake and the city. The old clock in...More

Thank Simmelman
Reviewed 5 days ago

We climbed every one of the towers that are open and were lucky enough to be in the Bell Tower when it chimed! Steep stairs, some almost like ladders, but history to see and feel and then there's the view! You just have to do...More

Thank ForeverYoung50
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is most likely a 30 minute walk from your hotel. You also only need to spend 30 minutes there to see the views from up top. Fit in into a time you are shopping in old town anyway.

Thank loribias
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can be challenging with the steep slopes and multiple steps up the wall. The towers are well preserved and no entry fees. Stairs within the towers are narrow so only one person can go up or down at any time. Wear comfortable clothings and shoes....More

Thank bingo2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the clock tower as a portion of the nine towers. The effort made to climb the tower (and the streets around) is well worth it as the views are excellent as are the structures that have been preserved for visitors.

Thank Jack N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked out of the busy city and up onto the walls and made the mistake of not carrying water! It was roasting in the heat and there are a step or two....! Thankfully we did drop in on a funny little cafe towards the...More

Thank PaulBYorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked to the city wall after seeing the Dying Lion Monument. The wall and towers had a great view of the city. The steps in some of the towers might be challenging and hard to climb for some people. Worth spending the time to...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this walk and climbed the clock tower one summer evening. The sun and thundershower provided a memorable atmosphere for such a truly historic place.

Thank love2wander12
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Musegg Wall with its nine towers forms part of Lucerne's historic medieval fortifications. It runs for about 2,800ft. from the north bank of the Reuss River almost to the north shore of the Lake Lucerne. The towers were built in the second half of...More

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