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Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun

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Willisau Tourismus Explorers Choice 
  • Blick Richtung Menzberg
    / Blick Richtung Menzberg
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Blick zurück nach Willisau, im Hintergrund der Santenberg
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Aufstieg Richtung Vorberg
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Immer wieder schöne Aussichten
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Typische Wegpassage
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Lindenegg 839 m Abzweigung nach Hergiswil falls die Tour abgekürzt werden muss
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Freundliches Braunvieh
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Seeblenschür 910 m
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Die moderne Kapelle St. Joder 945m
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Oberlehn 1078 m
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Aussichtspunkt Oberlehn mit Pilatuskette
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Panoramatafeln helfen beim bestimmen der Gipfel
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Das Panorama ist wirklich überwältigend
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Unser Ziel - Menzberg 1016 m
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Viele Wege führen nach Menzberg ;-)
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
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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.
moderate
Distance 13.7 km
4:00 h
723 m
267 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

The little detour to the lime tree on the Oberlehn is highly recommended for the fabulous panoramic view it offers!
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Willisau Tourismus 
Update: December 15, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,089 m
Lowest point
554 m
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Start

Willisau railway station (554 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'642'351E 1'219'195N
DD
47.122395, 7.996749
DMS
47°07'20.6"N 7°59'48.3"E
UTM
32T 423901 5219253
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Destination

Menzberg village

Turn-by-turn directions

The path is well signposted and takes in Vorberg, Mörisegg, Underskapf, St. Joder, Oberlehn and Menzberg.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Willisau can be reached by train. The return journey from Menzberg is by postbus to Menznau for train services to Willisau and Lucerne.

Getting there

Willisau can be reached by motorway via Dagmersellen / Sursee.

Parking

Fee-paying parking is available at Willisau railway station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'642'351E 1'219'195N
DD
47.122395, 7.996749
DMS
47°07'20.6"N 7°59'48.3"E
UTM
32T 423901 5219253
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Sturdy footwear and something against the rain.

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
723 m
Descent
267 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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