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Sauvabelin Tower, Lausanne

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Ascend Sauvabelin Tower for superb views of the city and its picturesque backdrop. This wooden tower boasts a height of 35 m (115 ft), enabling visitors to see high above the trees of the surrounding forest. To reach the top, you will have to tackle 302 steps, most of which bear a plaque of local companies that sponsored the tower's construction in 2003. Although a sturdy handrail runs the entire length of the spiral staircase, it can be a daunting endeavor for those uncomfortable with heights. Make sure to bring your camera to snap the views of the city, Lake Leman, and the nearby mountains. Put Sauvabelin Tower at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lausanne travel route builder website.
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  • Very nice wooden structure. The stairs are steep but the climb is definitely worth it. On a sunny day you can see tens of kilometres away. The entrance is free but the steep climb is definitely not... 
    Very nice wooden structure. The stairs are steep but the climb is definitely worth it. On a sunny day you can see tens of kilometres away. The entrance is free but the steep climb is definitely not...  more »
  • Great view across Lausanne, the lake Geneva and the Alpes. Free entrance, but beware, you have to climb up ;) 
    Great view across Lausanne, the lake Geneva and the Alpes. Free entrance, but beware, you have to climb up ;)  more »
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  • Imposing, wooden, towering, and induced some vertigo if you are susceptible. This is an amazing construction of sponsored wooden circular stairs, winding way to the top (all climbing, no elevators). You need to push a button on turnstile to enter and to exit, likely to keep the count of people and their weight manageable (I hope). The path up to the entry is all gravel and rocks so only those who can climb a small hill on rocky path make it. The views of lake, mountains, forest and city are impressive, as long as you can climb several curved stairs and not affected by heights. Unique tower in the world, with aesthetic design just to see from the bottom. Worth a visit as they say
  • The tower is an impressive wooden building designed in a really smart way. It’s pretty easy to get up (300 steps more or less) and once there you can enjoy an amazing view on Lausanne and the Leman lake. There’s also a little pond with a nice bar close to it where you can have lunch or an apero.

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