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Wolhusen
Emmenuferweg
Emmenuferweg
Stage 3, Wolhusen–Emmenbrücke
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Emmenuferweg
Emmenuferweg
Stage 2, Schüpfheim–Wolhusen
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 12, Malters–Wolhusen
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 26, Werthenstein–Willisau
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 13, Wolhusen–Napf
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Wolhusen
Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 3, Escholzmatt–Luzern
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 7, Willisau–Zug
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 2, Willisau–Luzern
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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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Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Stage 2, Wolhusen (Werthenstein)–Sarnen
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Wolhusen
Luzernerland Skate
Luzernerland Skate
Route 60, Sursee–Wolhusen
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Wolhusen
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Wolhusen

Wolhusen is a regional centre and traffic hub: the Luzern-Bern and Luzern-Huttwil railway lines branch off here. One distinctive feature of the town: it belongs to two different municipalities with two municipal authorities in Canton Luzern.
Today’s municipality of Wolhusen lies on the north bank of the kleine Emme. The area on the south bank is called Wolhusen-Markt, part of the municipality of Werthenstein.

The 11th-century ruins to the north of the village, once the proud «Ausseren Burg», form an attractive nearby recreational area. An open-sided pavilion with display panel has been built as protection to the tower ruins and is a popular meeting point and picnic spot. A signposted educational forest trail is also in the vicinity. The «Äussere Burg» also lies on the signposted round walk starting at Wolhusen railway station and leading to the most important local historic sites.

One of the most noteworthy places of interest near Wolhusen is the Werthenstein pilgrimage church on the Jakobsweg (Route of St. James). Those coming towards Wolhusen from Luzern can’t miss the impressive former monastery to the right, high above the road. Wolhusen is a starting point for various tours including the Emmeuferweg along the Emme to Luzern, or on foot or by bike via Menzberg (highest-altitude village in the Luzern Hinterland, former sanatorium and whey-cure health resort) up to the Napf – rewarded by superb views of the Bernese Alps. Wolhusen is also at the gateway to the Entlebuch UNESCO biosphere.

Highlights

  • Werthenstein pilgrimage church – old and new place of pilgrimage on a hill above the valley in the neighbouring municipality of Wolhusen. On the Jakobsweg (Route of St. James).
Wolhusen is a regional centre and traffic hub: the Luzern-Bern and Luzern-Huttwil railway lines branch off here. One distinctive feature of the town: it belongs to two different municipalities with two municipal authorities in Canton Luzern.
Today’s municipality of Wolhusen lies on the north bank of the kleine Emme. The area on the south bank is called Wolhusen-Markt, part of the municipality of Werthenstein.

The 11th-century ruins to the north of the village, once the proud «Ausseren Burg», form an attractive nearby recreational area. An open-sided pavilion with display panel has been built as protection to the tower ruins and is a popular meeting point and picnic spot. A signposted educational forest trail is also in the vicinity. The «Äussere Burg» also lies on the signposted round walk starting at Wolhusen railway station and leading to the most important local historic sites.

One of the most noteworthy places of interest near Wolhusen is the Werthenstein pilgrimage church on the Jakobsweg (Route of St. James). Those coming towards Wolhusen from Luzern can’t miss the impressive former monastery to the right, high above the road. Wolhusen is a starting point for various tours including the Emmeuferweg along the Emme to Luzern, or on foot or by bike via Menzberg (highest-altitude village in the Luzern Hinterland, former sanatorium and whey-cure health resort) up to the Napf – rewarded by superb views of the Bernese Alps. Wolhusen is also at the gateway to the Entlebuch UNESCO biosphere.

Highlights

  • Werthenstein pilgrimage church – old and new place of pilgrimage on a hill above the valley in the neighbouring municipality of Wolhusen. On the Jakobsweg (Route of St. James).

Arrival and return Wolhusen

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Luzern Tourismus AG
Zentralstrasse 5
6003 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 227 17 17
luzern@luzern.com
www.luzern.com

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Hotel Rebstock
Hotel Rebstock
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Places of interest

Wolhusen Tropical Centre
Wolhusen Tropical Centre
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Hiking in

Wolhusen
Emmenuferweg
Emmenuferweg
Stage 3, Wolhusen–Emmenbrücke
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Emmenuferweg
Emmenuferweg
Stage 2, Schüpfheim–Wolhusen
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 12, Malters–Wolhusen
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 26, Werthenstein–Willisau
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 13, Wolhusen–Napf
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Cycling in

Wolhusen
Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 3, Escholzmatt–Luzern
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 7, Willisau–Zug
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 2, Willisau–Luzern
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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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Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Wiggertal–Glaubenberg
Stage 2, Wolhusen (Werthenstein)–Sarnen
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Skating in

Wolhusen
Luzernerland Skate
Luzernerland Skate
Route 60, Sursee–Wolhusen
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