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Willisau to Menzberg facing the sun

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  • Blick Richtung Menzberg
    / Blick Richtung Menzberg
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Blick zurück nach Willisau, im Hintergrund der Santenberg
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Aufstieg Richtung Vorberg
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Immer wieder schöne Aussichten
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Typische Wegpassage
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Lindenegg 839 m Abzweigung nach Hergiswil falls die Tour abgekürzt werden muss
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Freundliches Braunvieh
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seeblenschür 910 m
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Die moderne Kapelle St. Joder 945m
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Oberlehn 1078 m
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Aussichtspunkt Oberlehn mit Pilatuskette
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Panoramatafeln helfen beim bestimmen der Gipfel
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Das Panorama ist wirklich überwältigend
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Unser Ziel - Menzberg 1016 m
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / 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.

moderate
13.7 km
4:14 h
535 m
73 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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Author
Willisau Tourismus
Updated: May 25, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1089 m
Lowest point
554 m
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Equipment

Sturdy footwear and something against the rain.

Tips, hints and links

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Start

Willisau railway station (554 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.122395, 7.996749
UTM
32T 423901 5219253

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.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.7 km
Duration
4:14h
Ascent
535 m
Descent
73 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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