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Seetal: hiking suggestion no. 15, Mosen – Aesch – Hitzkirch – Gelfingen, vineyard hike

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
10.5 km
Travel time
3 h
Weindegustation beim Weingut Heidegg
Photo: Foto: Christian Perret
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Schloss Heidegg mit Reben
Photo: Foto: Christian Perret
Wanderer vor dem Schloss Heidegg
Photo: Foto: Christian Perret
Klosterhof Aesch
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Weinbau Kaiserspan
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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This hike leads from Mosen to Gelfingen, passing various wine estates and Heidegg castle.
The hike starts at Gelfingen railway station, initially skirting a section of Lake Hallwil. The first wine estate is located in Aesch, Canton Lucerne.

Klosterhof Estate, Aesch LU, www.weingut-klosterhof.ch
Wine sales on request. Online shop.

 

After the Klosterhof, the trail continues over the stream through the forest. Some 2 km further on you reach the highest point of the hike. You then proceed through the Altwisertobel ravine to the Lourdes Grotto in Hitzkirch. Passing the Hitzkirch Commandry, you soon arrive at the Kaiserspan wine estate.

Kaiserspan Estate, Hitzkirch, www.kaiserspan.ch 
Wine sales on request. Online shop.

 

Around a kilometre further on you reach Heidegg castle with its delightful rose garden. Open to the public (please note the opening hours), this is a great spot to linger. Below the castle is the Heidegg wine estate.

Heidegg castle, Gelfingen, www.heidegg.ch
Wine sales in the museum shop.

Heidegg Estate, Gelfingen, www.weingut-heidegg.ch

Wine sales on request. Online shop.

 

The end of the trail (Gelfingen railway station) is some 15 minutes' walk from the Heidegg Estate.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Mosen railway station
Point of arrival
Gelfingen railway station
Difficulty
Unknown
Condition
0 / 6
Ascent
213 m
Descent
201 m
Best Time of Year
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Author’s advice
Visit Heidegg castle and its delightful rose garden. Note the opening hours: www.heidegg.ch (open April - October. Closed every Monday.)

 

Seetal wine open days: the first weekend of September finds the wine growers of the Seetal region presenting their products in the foyer of the Braui cultural centre in Hochdorf.

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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Take the S9 urban train to Mosen. Return via Gelfingen.