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Musegg Wall & Towers

Medieval City Ramparts in Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne's city ramparts are among the few remains in Swiss towns that have not fallen prey to the 19th century zeal to open up the narrowness and build new, large cities.

Musegg Wall As Seen From Outside

Musegg Wall & Towers, Lucerne: Schirmerturm, Zeitturm, Wachtturm, Luegislandturm
     Schirmerturm Zeitturm Wachtturm Luegislandturm


Seen From Within The Old City

Musegg Wall & Towers, Lucerne: Männliturm, Luegislandturm, Wachtturm
Nölliturm Männliturm Luegislandturm Wachtturm

Allenwindenturm & Schirmerturm

Allenwindenturm
Allenwindenturm
(named after the hill in his back)
Schirmerturm
Schirmerturm
Schirmerturm: guard
Schirmerturm: guard
Schirmerturm: coat-of-arms
Schirmerturm: coat-of-arms

Zeitturm [Clock Tower]

Zytturm (Clock Tower)
Zytturm (Clock Tower)
Zeitturm (Clock Tower)
Zeitturm (Clock Tower)
Clock tower: bell
This bell still has the privilege
to announce the full hour one minute earlier
than all other clocks in town
Clock tower: pendulum
The old clockwork is driven by stone weights
and synchronized by a stone pendulum
Clock tower: clockwork The old clockwork still does quite a precise job.

Männliturm

Männliturm tower, Lucerne Männliturm: metal man on top
Männliturm got his name from the little metal man on his top.


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