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Hochdorf
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Stage 7, Willisau–Zug
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L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 4, Huttwil–Hochdorf (Urswil)
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L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
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Stage 5, Hochdorf (Urswil)–Zürich
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 1, Luzern–Lenzburg
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Herzschlaufe Seetal
Herzschlaufe Seetal
Stage 1, Eschenbach LU–Lenzburg
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Herzschlaufe Seetal
Herzschlaufe Seetal
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Eschenbach LU
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Wynental-Route
Wynental-Route
Route 67, Luzern–Aarau
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Hochdorf
Hochdorf

Hochdorf

Hochdorf lies in the Seetal valley around 1 km to the southeast of the Baldeggersee. A former farming village close to Lucerne, Hochdorf became a centre of trade while retaining its rural character through its proximity to lake and hills.
Hochdorf (Hoftere in local dialect) is situated in the Seetal valley on the road from Luzern to Lenzburg. The agricultural land and nature reserve to the northwest of the village in the direction of the Baldeggersee (lake) is former marshland of which few remnants and a very small lake remain. The Baldegg area belongs to the municipality of Hochdorf and lies on the southeast shore of the Baldeggersee. Several fires ravaged Hochdorf in previous centuries. In 1707, the whole village burned to the ground and a memorial fountain to the catastrophe stands in the village.

The southern shores of the Baldeggersee were settled in the Mesolithic period (Middle Stone Age, 8000 BC). Excavations also uncovered remains of a Neolithic (3000 – 2000 BC) lake settlement. The Romans later built their villas on the sun-exposed flanks of the Lindenberg.

The opening of the Seetalbahn railway in 1883 brought about Hochdorf’s transition from an agricultural village to a centre of trade, and the population doubled within a few years. An important regional cultural centre, the «Braui» is housed in the building of the former brewery.

In neighbouring Baldegg, an institute of education was established to give girls from rural families the opportunity to train in housekeeping. Later, training in teaching and nursing was also offered. Owing to its lakeside situation, tranquil Hochdorf has a lido for summer bathing.

The Seetal between the cantons of Aargau and Lucerne has castles and forts, romantic villages, two lakes for bathing (Baldegger and Hallwilersee) and romantic streams and ponds. Hochdorf is an ideal starting point for hikes, mountain bike tours and, in winter, cross-country skiing in Römerswil and the Horben.

Highlights

  • Baldeggersee – the lido at Baldegg invites you to bathe in the small lake covering an area of only five square kilometres.
Hochdorf lies in the Seetal valley around 1 km to the southeast of the Baldeggersee. A former farming village close to Lucerne, Hochdorf became a centre of trade while retaining its rural character through its proximity to lake and hills.
Hochdorf (Hoftere in local dialect) is situated in the Seetal valley on the road from Luzern to Lenzburg. The agricultural land and nature reserve to the northwest of the village in the direction of the Baldeggersee (lake) is former marshland of which few remnants and a very small lake remain. The Baldegg area belongs to the municipality of Hochdorf and lies on the southeast shore of the Baldeggersee. Several fires ravaged Hochdorf in previous centuries. In 1707, the whole village burned to the ground and a memorial fountain to the catastrophe stands in the village.

The southern shores of the Baldeggersee were settled in the Mesolithic period (Middle Stone Age, 8000 BC). Excavations also uncovered remains of a Neolithic (3000 – 2000 BC) lake settlement. The Romans later built their villas on the sun-exposed flanks of the Lindenberg.

The opening of the Seetalbahn railway in 1883 brought about Hochdorf’s transition from an agricultural village to a centre of trade, and the population doubled within a few years. An important regional cultural centre, the «Braui» is housed in the building of the former brewery.

In neighbouring Baldegg, an institute of education was established to give girls from rural families the opportunity to train in housekeeping. Later, training in teaching and nursing was also offered. Owing to its lakeside situation, tranquil Hochdorf has a lido for summer bathing.

The Seetal between the cantons of Aargau and Lucerne has castles and forts, romantic villages, two lakes for bathing (Baldegger and Hallwilersee) and romantic streams and ponds. Hochdorf is an ideal starting point for hikes, mountain bike tours and, in winter, cross-country skiing in Römerswil and the Horben.

Highlights

  • Baldeggersee – the lido at Baldegg invites you to bathe in the small lake covering an area of only five square kilometres.

Arrival and return Hochdorf

Adresse

Seetal Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 42
6281 Hochdorf
Tel. +41 (0)41 910 12 61
contact@seetaltourismus.ch
www.seetaltourismus.ch

Cycling in

Hochdorf
Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 7, Willisau–Zug
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L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 4, Huttwil–Hochdorf (Urswil)
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L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 5, Hochdorf (Urswil)–Zürich
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 1, Luzern–Lenzburg
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Herzschlaufe Seetal
Herzschlaufe Seetal
Stage 1, Eschenbach LU–Lenzburg
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Herzschlaufe Seetal
Herzschlaufe Seetal
Stage 2, Lenzburg–Eschenbach LU
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Wynental-Route
Wynental-Route
Route 67, Luzern–Aarau
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