The Nine Towers, Luzern, Switzerland

Wasserturm, Kapellbrücke and Museggmauer are the incredible dominant scenic landmarks of Lucerne. Indeed should you approaches the city from lake Lucerne, you will feel the magical effect of the picturesque towers. Today the poor structural condition, sadly the effects of aging is there to clearly see.

The Museggmauer is still, with the exception of the easternmost lost part of about 40 meters completely preserved and measures in the length 870 meters. It is an average of 1.5 meters thick; The altitude varies depending on the terrain, but is an average of 9 meters. Behind its crenellated crown, an uncovered rampart runs. The battlements rise above an outwardly protruding, irregular round arch frieze with square and rounded brackets.

The wall has or possesses different gates. In the area of the Luegislandturm, you will find detailed observations on the history of the building. At this point, the wall had been raised simultaneously with the tower to a height of 3.5 meters.

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