Museggnauer, LucerneDecember 22, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 8 °C
After a very relaxing lie in while we waited for the rain to ease, Brad and I decided to venture out for a walk towards the towers of Lucerne. Braving the light showers we made the steep walk to Museggnauer, the iconic old city wall featuring nine towers. During the warmer months some of the towers are open to the public and offer views from the top, however today we had to be content with just wandering along the wall, looking up at the towers.
The Musegg wall with its nine towers is part of the ramparts built in the 14th century to protect the town of Lucerne - as is the Chapel Bridge. The wall is astoundingly well preserved and begins with the Nölli tower in the west above the Geissmatt bridge, and ends at Museggstrasse 7, at the eastern end of the old town. The accessible towers from west to east are: the Männli tower, adorned with a figure of a soldier (the little man or 'Männli'), the Wacht tower, the Zyt tower with its clock dating from 1535 and the Schirmer tower.
It was interesting to see but disappointing that we couldn’t climb the towers to get a higher view of Lucerne. I think the oddest thing is the weird statue situated in the seating area just in front of the wall. Very random.Read more