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From Luthern Bad to the Napf

Route
Snowshoeing
Length
9.3 km
Travel time
4 ½ h
Napfbergland
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Auf dem Napf
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Zwischen Luthern Bad und Napf
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Auf dem Napf
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Blick Richtung Norden
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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A delightful and well-signposted snowshoeing round trail on the Napf.

 

Starting at Luthern Bad, the trail follows the left bank of the Luther stream to Hinder-Ey farm. The trail climbs steeply rightwards through some woodland over the ridge up the hill to the Trachselegg alp, where the first views are worth pausing for. The path continues through the meadow up to the forest as it heads for the Napf. After a few loops in the steep forest you arrive at the summit complete with hotel and wonderful panoramic view. The return leg to Luthern Bad heads towards Niederänzi. First down the meadow, then through the forest again. At the first large clearing you have to turn right at the Bernese footpath sign. After a longish stretch through the forest you reach the Niederänzi alp. At this point the path goes down just before the farm to the right of the meadow along the edge of the forest. You soon see the Badegg restaurant, perfect for a coffee before the short steep descent to Luthern Bad, where it is worth visiting the Badbrünnli "place of power". This spring with its healing water has been a popular pilgrimage destination for 450 years.

Technical details

Tour type
Snowshoeing
Starting point
Luthern Bad
Point of arrival
Luthern Bad
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
5 / 6
Ascent
565 m
Descent
565 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, December
Safety information
The snow situation has to be considered, especially in the steep woods before and after the Napf - mini-avalanches can also occur in woodland!
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Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Train to Zell then PostBus to Luthern Bad.
Further information & links
Gasthaus Hirschen, Luthern Bad, closed Mondays Tel. 041 978 13 57 www.hirschen-luthernbad.ch

Berghotel Napf, closed Mondays and Tuesdays (1 Dec - 31 March), Tel. 034/495 54 08 www.hotelnapf.ch