4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi

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ViaJacobi

Stage 27, Willisau–Huttwil

Route report
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ViaJacobi

Between the Lucerne hinterland and the Bernese Oberemmental, the trail leads away from traffic over hills and through wooded areas to Ufhusen and Huttwil. Picturesque farms and panoramic views of the Alps and, later, the Jura accompany the hikers.
Willisau lies at the foot of the Napfbergland. The small medieval town is famous for its ring-shaped biscuits with a hard texture, called Willisauer Ringli, which were even included in the inventory of the culinary heritage of Switzerland.

Setting out from the railway station, you reach the eastern town gate, which marks the entrance to the medieval old town. It's well worth taking a detour into the Müligass. After the second town gate, the path leads slightly uphill past the Hirschpark to the Gütsch. Here you can enjoy magnificent views over Willisau and the castle grounds to the Alps. The way continues into the Willbrigwald forest.

The hike leads gently up and down past several picturesque farms to Ufhusen. The Alps and especially the Pilatus remain in plain sight. Fields, pastures and short forest sections alternate. Shortly before Ufhusen, you cross Luthern and walk through the massive Hüswil gravel works. Ufhusen lies at the end of the ridge in a spectacular setting with panoramic views. In addition to the Alps, the Jura is now also visible.

Near the southern edge of the Chilchwäldli, one wooden sculpture follows another on the Wooden Wonder Trail. The scenic stage ends in the historic country town of Huttwil in the lower Emmental. After the great fire of 1834, the town centre was reconstructed in a uniformly classicist style. The National Sports and Cultural Centre attracts teams from all over Switzerland.
Between the Lucerne hinterland and the Bernese Oberemmental, the trail leads away from traffic over hills and through wooded areas to Ufhusen and Huttwil. Picturesque farms and panoramic views of the Alps and, later, the Jura accompany the hikers.
Willisau lies at the foot of the Napfbergland. The small medieval town is famous for its ring-shaped biscuits with a hard texture, called Willisauer Ringli, which were even included in the inventory of the culinary heritage of Switzerland.

Setting out from the railway station, you reach the eastern town gate, which marks the entrance to the medieval old town. It's well worth taking a detour into the Müligass. After the second town gate, the path leads slightly uphill past the Hirschpark to the Gütsch. Here you can enjoy magnificent views over Willisau and the castle grounds to the Alps. The way continues into the Willbrigwald forest.

The hike leads gently up and down past several picturesque farms to Ufhusen. The Alps and especially the Pilatus remain in plain sight. Fields, pastures and short forest sections alternate. Shortly before Ufhusen, you cross Luthern and walk through the massive Hüswil gravel works. Ufhusen lies at the end of the ridge in a spectacular setting with panoramic views. In addition to the Alps, the Jura is now also visible.

Near the southern edge of the Chilchwäldli, one wooden sculpture follows another on the Wooden Wonder Trail. The scenic stage ends in the historic country town of Huttwil in the lower Emmental. After the great fire of 1834, the town centre was reconstructed in a uniformly classicist style. The National Sports and Cultural Centre attracts teams from all over Switzerland.
16 km
500 m | 420 m
4 h 20 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Willisau
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Arrival / return travel Huttwil
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the communities.
Luzerner Wanderwege
Hirschmattstrasse 36
6003 Luzern
info@luzerner-wanderwege.ch
www.luzerner-wanderwege.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel und Gasthaus Post
Hotel und Gasthaus Post
Willisau
Gasthof zum Mohren
Gasthof zum Mohren
Willisau
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Places

Huttwil
Huttwil
Willisau
Willisau
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization