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Route
Hiking Trail
Length
13.7 km
Travel time
4 ½ h
Blick Richtung Napfbergland
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Menzberg
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Unterwegs Richtung Mörisegg
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Unterwegs Richtung Mörisegg
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Rundblick vom Menzberg
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Oberlehn, in den Wintermonaten ist Menzberg mit Strandkörben bestückt welche zum Verweilen einladen
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Auf dem Aussichtspunkt Oberlehn
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Blick Richtung Hergiswil
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Auf dieser Bank finden alle Platz...zwischen Willisau und Mörisegg
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Sicht auf das Napfbergland
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Über den Vorberg
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
Landgasthof Menzberg
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, 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
535 m
Descent
73 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.