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Willisau
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 26, Werthenstein–Willisau
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 27, Willisau–Huttwil
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Willisau
Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 7, Willisau–Zug
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 6, Burgdorf–Willisau
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L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 4, Huttwil–Hochdorf (Urswil)
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 2, Willisau–Luzern
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 1, Zofingen (Pfaffnau)–Willisau
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 1, Willisau–Langnau
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 3, Entlebuch–Willisau
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Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Stage 1, Olten (Aarburg)–Wolhusen (Werthenstein)
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Mountain biking in

Willisau
Napf Bike

Skating in

Willisau
Luzernerland Skate
Luzernerland Skate
Route 60, Sursee–Wolhusen
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Willisau
Willisau

Willisau

The Willisauer Ringli biscuit is the hallmark of Willisau, the medieval small town in the Luzern Hinterland at the foot of the Napfbergland. The rectangular layout of the old town quarter and many other attractions make it very appealing – an insider’s tip!
Willisau’s main sightseeing attraction is the old town quarter, in an unusual rectangular form with city walls and towers to the east and west. The old town has remained as it was after reconstruction following the last devastating fire in 1704. Particularly attractive are the Müligass (with old wooden houses), the old mill (now culture locale with a music instrument collection), parish church, town hall and city fountain. Especially eye-catching are the numerous old tavern signs, a reminder of the historic inns on the important east-west route.

The intact landscape around Willisau offers an extensive network of hiking and biking routes. A 10-km-long «Jubiläumsweg» (anniversary trail) made to celebrate Willisau’s 700th anniversary leads around the town. Willisau is also on one of the Jakobsweg routes (Route of St. James).

The hallmark of the small town is the Willisauer Ringli, a hard, very tasty, ring-biscuit with a long tradition, made with honey to a secret recipe by the Hug biscuit factory - which by the way can be toured (with factory shop). The Willisau Distillery with its high-percentage products can also be visited.

Willisau’s Schlossfeld Sport Centre is one of the largest training facilities in the country, with adjoining accommodation for up to 250 persons – ideal for various training camps and courses.

Panning for gold is a popular fun pastime for groups. Other touristic attractions in Willisau are horse-drawn carriage rides, mule rides, llama trekking and a Nordic Walking park. Worth visiting close by are the Burgrain Swiss Agricultural Museum and Kastelen ruins in nearby Alberswil, the late medieval Wyher moated castle in Ettiswil and the huge former St. Urban Monastery.

Highlights

  • Willisau old town – the small town has preserved its historic character despite many devastating fires.
  • Willisauer Ringli – the tasty honey ring-biscuits are the hallmark of the town. Tour of factory with factory shop!
  • Gold panning – particularly for groups: an attractive fun activity with physical exercise; no guarantee of rich pickings!
  • Naturlehrgebiet Ettiswald –educational nature reserve open to the public. In a disused gravel quarry with various habitats from gravel area and small ponds (many frogs!) up to beech forests. Popular with schools and families.
The Willisauer Ringli biscuit is the hallmark of Willisau, the medieval small town in the Luzern Hinterland at the foot of the Napfbergland. The rectangular layout of the old town quarter and many other attractions make it very appealing – an insider’s tip!
Willisau’s main sightseeing attraction is the old town quarter, in an unusual rectangular form with city walls and towers to the east and west. The old town has remained as it was after reconstruction following the last devastating fire in 1704. Particularly attractive are the Müligass (with old wooden houses), the old mill (now culture locale with a music instrument collection), parish church, town hall and city fountain. Especially eye-catching are the numerous old tavern signs, a reminder of the historic inns on the important east-west route.

The intact landscape around Willisau offers an extensive network of hiking and biking routes. A 10-km-long «Jubiläumsweg» (anniversary trail) made to celebrate Willisau’s 700th anniversary leads around the town. Willisau is also on one of the Jakobsweg routes (Route of St. James).

The hallmark of the small town is the Willisauer Ringli, a hard, very tasty, ring-biscuit with a long tradition, made with honey to a secret recipe by the Hug biscuit factory - which by the way can be toured (with factory shop). The Willisau Distillery with its high-percentage products can also be visited.

Willisau’s Schlossfeld Sport Centre is one of the largest training facilities in the country, with adjoining accommodation for up to 250 persons – ideal for various training camps and courses.

Panning for gold is a popular fun pastime for groups. Other touristic attractions in Willisau are horse-drawn carriage rides, mule rides, llama trekking and a Nordic Walking park. Worth visiting close by are the Burgrain Swiss Agricultural Museum and Kastelen ruins in nearby Alberswil, the late medieval Wyher moated castle in Ettiswil and the huge former St. Urban Monastery.

Highlights

  • Willisau old town – the small town has preserved its historic character despite many devastating fires.
  • Willisauer Ringli – the tasty honey ring-biscuits are the hallmark of the town. Tour of factory with factory shop!
  • Gold panning – particularly for groups: an attractive fun activity with physical exercise; no guarantee of rich pickings!
  • Naturlehrgebiet Ettiswald –educational nature reserve open to the public. In a disused gravel quarry with various habitats from gravel area and small ponds (many frogs!) up to beech forests. Popular with schools and families.

Arrival and return Willisau

Adresse

Regionales Verkehrsbüro Willisau
Hauptgasse 10
6130 Willisau
Tel. +41 (0)41 970 26 66
info@willisau-tourismus.ch
www.willisau-tourismus.ch

Hiking in

Willisau
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 26, Werthenstein–Willisau
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 27, Willisau–Huttwil
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Cycling in

Willisau
Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 7, Willisau–Zug
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 6, Burgdorf–Willisau
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L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 4, Huttwil–Hochdorf (Urswil)
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 2, Willisau–Luzern
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 1, Zofingen (Pfaffnau)–Willisau
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 1, Willisau–Langnau
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Herzschlaufe Napf
Herzschlaufe Napf
Stage 3, Entlebuch–Willisau
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Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Stage 1, Olten (Aarburg)–Wolhusen (Werthenstein)
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Mountain biking in

Willisau
Napf Bike

Skating in

Willisau
Luzernerland Skate
Luzernerland Skate
Route 60, Sursee–Wolhusen
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