Posted by: danielfee | July 17, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 07-17-2012

Reuss River & Nolli Tower – Luzern, Switzerland

Luzern (Lucerne) is a city in north-central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country. It straddles the Reuss River where it empties into Lake Luzern.  The Musegg Wall is a part of the old rampart walls which were built in 1386 enclosing a portion of the old city of Altstadt.  This wall is still entirely intact and is open to the public, so you can climb three of the towers and walk along the top of the wall for great views of the city. There are nine towers in total along the wall which are named: Maennli, Nolli, Luegisland, Heu, Pulver, Allenwinden, Dachli, Schirmer and Zyt towers. All these towers are historic site museums. The Nolli Tower was modified in 1901 to allow street traffic to flow through the tower.

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