Lake Hallwil lakeshore path

Hiking Trail
21.5 km
Travel time
5 ½ h
Seeuferweg Hallwilersee
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Seeuferweg Hallwilersee
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Männerbad Seengen
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Blick vom Eichberg auf den Hallwilersee
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Seeuferweg Hallwilersee bei Beinwil am See
Photo: perretfoto.ch
This relaxing route along the magnificent, largely undeveloped shores of Lake Hallwil features many fascinating highlights such as Hallwyl Castle and a stilt house, as well as opportunities for a refreshing swim.

The hike begins in Mosen, at the south end of Lake Hallwil. Much of the lakeshore has remained undeveloped and thus offers an ideal recreation area for hikers and walkers with the intact flora and fauna of the Seetal region. The round walk takes about five hours, with most of the path directly on the lakeshore. Various landing stations offer the possibility of shortening the hike.

The path circles back after roughly halfway – marked as «Seeuferweg» (lakeshore path) – at the north end of the lake, leading past Hallwyl Castle in Seengen. It is surrounded by the Aabach River, and a visit is a must when the drawbridge is down. This is the most charming moated castle in all of Switzerland, offering a lovely courtyard, café and tour through the castle.

Heading south on the trail, there is a reconstruction of a lake dwelling on stilts in Meisterschwanden. From there it's not far to Brestenberg Castle: although it cannot be visited, it's certainly worth a detour. As you return along the lakeshore to the starting point in Mosen, there are numerous swimming areas and barbecue spots – a perfect way to round off the hike around Lake Hallwil.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Mosen railway station
Point of arrival
Mosen railway station
3 / 6
110 m
110 m
Mosen - Beinwil a. S. - Birrwil - Alliswil - Boniswil - Schloss Hallwil - Tennwil - Meisterschwanden - Aesch LU - Mosen
Author’s advice
Your walk around the lake can be shortened by taking the boat. For details of the services operated by Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Hallwilersee AG visit www.schifffahrt-hallwilersee.ch


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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
Railway stations: Mosen and Boniswil 

Bus stops: "Seengen, Schloss Hallwyl" and "Meisterschwanden, Delphinweg"

Further information & links
Seetal Tourism

Kronenplatz 24

CH - 5600 Lenzburg

Tel: +41 (0)62 886 45 46

Fax: +41 (0)62 886 45 35

Email: seetaltourismuslenzburg.ch

Internet: www.seetaltourismus.ch