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Gettnau - Willisau family walk

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
7.8 km
Travel time
2 ½ h
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
ProSpezieRara Tiere auf dem Biohof Agrovision
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Schafe bei der Agrovision
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Agrovision Burgrain
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Zwischen Burg Kastelen und Agrovisoin
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Feuerstelle Kastelen
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Der tiefste Sodbrunnen der Schweiz
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Burgruine Kastelen
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Nur noch ein paar Meter...
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Aufstieg zur Burgruine
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Ausblick von der Burgruine Kastelen
Photo: Priska Ziswiler, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Burgruine Kastelen
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Kapelle St. Blasius bei Alberswil
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Restaurant Burgrain Stube
Photo: Sconosciuto
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Biohof Agrovision Burgrain
Photo: Sconosciuto
Gettnau - Willisau family walk
Planetenweg bei Willisau
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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This varied walk is ideal for families. The castle ruins of Kastelen and the Agrovision Burgrain organic farm provide extra interest on the way.
This well signposted tour leads past stables, through a forest to the ruins of Kastelen Castle (barbecue spots andtoilets available). It continues to the Agrovision organic farm with its restaurant, farm shop and large playground (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The rest of the tour follows the Planet Trail to Willisau. The Hasenburg open-air swimming pool is on hand to help you cool off at the end.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Bahnhof Gettnau
Point of arrival
Bahnhof Willisau
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
1 / 6
Ascent
136 m
Descent
127 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Directions
From Gettnau railway station proceed eastwards to the village chapel, then head for the Wannern stables and continue to Kastelen castle ruins. The path leads down the hill to the Agrovision farm. From there follow the Planet Trail to Willisau.
Equipment
Sturdy footwear recommended. The path is suitable for pushchairs only to a limited extent, as it is narrow through the forest to the castle ruins.
Author’s advice
Kastelen ruins with lovely views.

Agrovision organic farm

Hasenburg outdoor pool in Willisau

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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Train to Gettnau
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