Built in 1386, the Musegg Wall is a series of nine towers that are part of the rampart walls that surround the city. Three of the towers are open to the public, Schirmer, Zyt, and Männli, but are only open between May to October. It spans approximately 800 meters around the city and the wall is still almost entirely intact.

 
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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
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  • It's a steep walk up to the rampart walls built in the 14th century, but well worth the walk. It's truly a step back in time and gives families a sense of what life was like when knights were walking the paths and towers protecting the city.
  • There are several of the old towers in tact, as are the walls, but you can go up into only three of them. Schirmer Tower, named for the hill behind it; Mannli Tower, named for the metal man on its top; and Zyt Tower, which is the famous clock tower.
  • As you go about town, listen to the chiming of the clocks on the hour. Do you notice something odd? Zyt Tower is home to the oldest city clock, built back in 1535, and it still works perfectly. Run by stone weights and pendulums, this revered clock's bell is allowed to chime one full minute before every other clock in the city.

Address:
Lucerne
Switzerland
Parking: open until 8 pm
Price: Free


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 41 (0)41 227 17 17
Fax: 41 (0)41 221 17 20
Email: luzern@luzern.org
Price Information: Free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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