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Gettnau - Willisau family walk

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  • Ausblick von der Burgruine Kastelen
    / Ausblick von der Burgruine Kastelen
    Photo: Priska Ziswiler, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Aufstieg zur Burgruine
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Nur noch ein paar Meter...
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Burgruine Kastelen
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Der tiefste Sodbrunnen der Schweiz
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Burgruine Kastelen
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Feuerstelle Kastelen
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Zwischen Burg Kastelen und Agrovision
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Biohof Agrovision Burgrain
    Photo: Agrovision
  • / Agrovision Burgrain
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Schafe bei der Agrovision
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / ProSpezieRara Tiere auf dem Biohof Agrovision
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Restaurant Burgrain Stube
    Photo: Agrovision
  • / Kapelle St. Blasius
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
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This varied walk is ideal for families. The castle ruins of Kastelen and the Agrovision Burgrain organic farm provide extra interest on the way.
easy
Distance 7.8 km
2:00 h
178 m
168 m
This well signposted tour leads past stables, through a forest to the ruins of Kastelen Castle (barbecue spots andtoilets available). It continues to the Agrovision organic farm with its restaurant, farm shop and large playground (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The rest of the tour follows the Planet Trail to Willisau. The Hasenburg open-air swimming pool is on hand to help you cool off at the end.

Author’s recommendation

Kastelen ruins with lovely views.

Agrovision organic farm

Hasenburg outdoor pool in Willisau

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Willisau Tourismus 
Update: July 30, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
649 m
Lowest point
526 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

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Start

Bahnhof Gettnau (545 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'640'348E 1'221'168N
DD
47.140266, 7.970519
DMS
47°08'25.0"N 7°58'13.9"E
UTM
32T 421938 5221265
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Destination

Bahnhof Willisau

Turn-by-turn directions

From Gettnau railway station proceed eastwards to the village chapel, then head for the Wannern stables and continue to Kastelen castle ruins. The path leads down the hill to the Agrovision farm. From there follow the Planet Trail to Willisau.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train to Gettnau

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'640'348E 1'221'168N
DD
47.140266, 7.970519
DMS
47°08'25.0"N 7°58'13.9"E
UTM
32T 421938 5221265
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Swisstopo 234T Willisau

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Sturdy footwear recommended. The path is suitable for pushchairs only to a limited extent, as it is narrow through the forest to the castle ruins.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
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Aurora Renato
March 19, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? March 15, 2020

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
178 m
Descent
168 m
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