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Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
13.7 km
Travel time
4h
Tour details
Tour details
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Blick Richtung Menzberg
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Blick zurück nach Willisau, im Hintergrund der Santenberg
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Aufstieg Richtung Vorberg
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Immer wieder schöne Aussichten
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Typische Wegpassage
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Lindenegg 839 m Abzweigung nach Hergiswil falls die Tour abgekürzt werden muss
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Freundliches Braunvieh
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Seeblenschür 910 m
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Die moderne Kapelle St. Joder 945m
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Oberlehn 1078 m
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Aussichtspunkt Oberlehn mit Pilatuskette
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Panoramatafeln helfen beim bestimmen der Gipfel
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Das Panorama ist wirklich überwältigend
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Unser Ziel - Menzberg 1016 m
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun
Viele Wege führen nach Menzberg ;-)
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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A hike towards the sun from the historic little town of Willisau over the delightful Napf hills to the generally fog-free village of Menzberg.
From the Old Town, the trail leads past the bailiff's castle and through the sports facilities towards Chalchtaren. Awaiting you after a steep climb are lovely views of the varied Napf foothills. Your hike takes you along one of the many ridges of one of these foothills via Mettenberg over a delightful plateau to Mörisegg, a former retirement home. At alt. 950 m you arrive at the distinctive St. Joder chapel, known locally as «Tioderchäppeli». Soon after this comes the highest point of the hike, the Oberlehn. To the southwest stands a lime tree on a prominent hill with seating and an information board that describes the panorama and geographical features. Menzberg, the highest village on the Napf with some 600 inhabitants, soon hoves into view. The Hotel Kurhaus serves an excellent meal before the postbus to Menznau brings you to the railway station.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Willisau railway station
Point of arrival
Menzberg village
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
723 m
Descent
267 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Directions
The path is well signposted and takes in Vorberg, Mörisegg, Underskapf, St. Joder, Oberlehn and Menzberg.
Equipment
Sturdy footwear and something against the rain.
Author’s advice
The little detour to the lime tree on the Oberlehn is highly recommended for the fabulous panoramic view it offers!
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Good to know

Parking
Fee-paying parking is available at Willisau railway station.
Arrival / Return journey
Willisau can be reached by motorway via Dagmersellen / Sursee.
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
Willisau can be reached by train. The return journey from Menzberg is by postbus to Menznau for train services to Willisau and Lucerne.
Further information & links

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