Imagine dreamily gazing out at majestic mountains and boats lazily drifting across a glistening lake. From another view you can see turquoise water rushing through a dam and two foot bridges bustling with couples & families eating delicious Swiss chocolates and cheeses from the local shops along the river. This was my view from 4 out of the 9 towers in the town of Lucerne, Switzerland and along its wall. If you have the opportunity to stop in Lucerne or are planning a trip to get away from a large city for awhile, a walk along the the Musegg Wall and up the 4 towers is a must.
The wall was built in 1386 and all four towers the Schirmer, Zyt, Wacht and Männli are open to the public. According to the Luzern Cities website, the oldest clock in the city which was built in 1535 by Hands Luter is allowed to chime every hour one minute before all the other city clocks. This clock is located in the Zyt Tower. I personally did not care much for this tower because every part of the mechanical makeup of the clock was covered by a old scratched up plastic and it did not have a nice view from the top of the tower. If you have a love for clocks I do suggest a visit though. The other towers offered the amazing views, but the walk up the steep inclined steps is not for the faint of heart or the young and elderly.
The towers and wall are maintained beautifully and are free of charge. So if you find yourself in the charming town of Lucerne grab some chocolates, pop in some headphones & play Sigur Ros, & enjoy them while looking out at the stunning view for free and you will think you died and went to heaven.