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Menzberg - Napf - Hübeli (Hergiswil) panoramic path

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
17.1 km
Travel time
5 ½ h
Blick zurück Richtung Stächelegg
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Blick zum Gipfel
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Menzberg
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Wegweiser auf dem Menzberg
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Dorf Menzberg
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Oberlehn, in den Wintermonaten mit Strandkorb
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Oberhalb Stächelegg
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Aussicht vom Napf
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The walk starts on the Menzberg, which is often above the low-lying cloud in autumn, and takes you to the summit of the Napf with its fantastic views.
This varied walk is full of delightful views and places to stop for a bite. It's worth pausing a little longer on the summit  before going back down over the ridge into the valley.

Above or in the clouds? Check the webcam to find out.

www.swisswebcams.ch/webcam/1331284911

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Menzberg village
Point of arrival
Hübeli near Hergiswil LU
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
5 / 6
Ascent
508 m
Descent
815 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Directions
From Menzberg, you take a pleasant high-level path along the ridge with its gentle ascents and descents. The Chrotthütte, an SAC refuge that's staffed on Sundays, is soon reached. The next section of the walk leads steeply up through the forest. At Stächelegg, you're surprised by wonderful panoramic views of the Bernese Alps. After the next bend a rocky ledge appears: the Hengst (alt. 1371 m). The far-reaching views into the legendary Änziloch hole, source of the Klein Fontanne, is truly impressive. A barbecue spot with benches is provided. You soon come to the Napf (alt. 1406 m) with its striking triangulation point. In clear weather it offers superb panoramic views over Switzerland, the Black Forest and the Vosges. The path leads through the forest and then along the foothills to Hübeli, where there's a bus stop.
Equipment
Sturdy footwear recommended.
Author’s advice
Southwest of Oberlehn there's a lime tree on a hill with seating and an information panel.
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Good to know

Arrival / Return journey
Via Menznau to the village of Menzberg.
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
By PostBus to the Menzberg
Further information & links
The Willisau Tourism staff can help you plan your next walking tour in the Willisau region!

Willisau Toursim, Hauptgasse 10, 6030 Willisau, Tel. 041 970 26 66 / info@willisau-tourismus.ch