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Scenic tour of Menzberg

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  • Das Dorf Menzberg
    Das Dorf Menzberg
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This round tour takes place in the vicinity of Menzberg, the highest village in the Napf mountains. If you like mountains, you will love this tour. The glorious views from the village amply reward the effort of reaching it.
moderate
Distance 27 km
2:30 h
601 m
601 m
1,023 m
551 m
From Willisau station, you pedal westwards to the Hotel Mohren and follow the sign for Menzberg. The road now climbs slightly along the Buchwigger up to the junction to Rohrmatt. Here begins the ascent to Menzberg. Passing through the hamlet of Schülen, and following a hefty gradient in the Chabisstutz, you come to the main Menznau - Menzberg road. You continue upwards until you reach Menzberg village. You may well want to have a rest here and admire the views. There follows a fast descent to Menznau, where you cross the cantonal road and take a left after the railway level crossing; heading for Geiss, you come to the junction for Rötelberg. You now follow the main road; after a short downhill, the Ostergau pond landscape comes into view on your right – time for a photo, maybe? The remaining leg of the ride should take no more than ten minutes.

Author’s recommendation

Author’s tip

  • Menzberg: Offering unique views of the sweeping Swiss Central Plateau and striking alpine peaks, Menzberg lies at the end of a typical offshoot of the Napf. The village is very popular with day-trippers.
  • Ostergau: the Ostergaus pond landscape is a natural protected area of national importance.
  • Willisau: with its historical sights, the little medieval town of Willisau merits more than a cursory visit. With its seven-sided fountains, two town gates and welcoming restaurants, the old part of town exudes a particular atmosphere.
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Willisau Tourismus 
Update: March 26, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,023 m
Lowest point
551 m
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Menzberg

Ostergau

Willisau

Start

Willisau station (554 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'642'326E 1'219'224N
DD
47.122649, 7.996415
DMS
47°07'21.5"N 7°59'47.1"E
UTM
32T 423876 5219282
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Destination

Willisau station

Turn-by-turn directions

Willisau - Menzberg - Menznau - Willisau

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

BLS railway to Willisau

Getting there

Auf der A 2 Ausfahrt Willisau.

Parking

Gebührenpflichtige Parkplätze sind genügend vorhanden.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'642'326E 1'219'224N
DD
47.122649, 7.996415
DMS
47°07'21.5"N 7°59'47.1"E
UTM
32T 423876 5219282
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
27 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
601 m
Descent
601 m
Highest point
1,023 m
Lowest point
551 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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