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Gettnau - Willisau family walk

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  • Ausblick von der Burgruine Kastelen
    Ausblick von der Burgruine Kastelen
    Photo: Priska Ziswiler, Willisau Tourismus
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This varied walk is ideal for families. The castle ruins of Kastelen and the Agrovision Burgrain organic farm provide extra interest on the way.
easy
Distance 7.8 km
2:00 h
178 m
168 m
649 m
526 m
This well signposted tour leads past stables, through a forest to the ruins of Kastelen Castle (barbecue spots andtoilets available). It continues to the Agrovision organic farm with its restaurant, farm shop and large playground (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The rest of the tour follows the Planet Trail to Willisau. The Hasenburg open-air swimming pool is on hand to help you cool off at the end.

Author’s recommendation

Kastelen ruins with lovely views.

Agrovision organic farm

Hasenburg outdoor pool in Willisau

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Willisau Tourismus 
Update: November 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
649 m
Lowest point
526 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 67.68%Road 32.30%
Forested/wild trail
5.3 km
Road
2.5 km
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Rest stops

Old Town of Willisau
Organic Farm Agrovision Burgrain

Tips and hints

Fahrplan SBB

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Start

Bahnhof Gettnau (545 m)
Coordinates:
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2'640'348E 1'221'168N
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47.140266, 7.970519
DMS
47°08'25.0"N 7°58'13.9"E
UTM
32T 421938 5221265
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Destination

Bahnhof Willisau

Turn-by-turn directions

From Gettnau railway station proceed eastwards to the village chapel, then head for the Wannern stables and continue to Kastelen castle ruins. The path leads down the hill to the Agrovision farm. From there follow the Planet Trail to Willisau.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train to Gettnau

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'640'348E 1'221'168N
DD
47.140266, 7.970519
DMS
47°08'25.0"N 7°58'13.9"E
UTM
32T 421938 5221265
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Swisstopo 234T Willisau

Equipment

Sturdy footwear recommended. The path is suitable for pushchairs only to a limited extent, as it is narrow through the forest to the castle ruins.

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Rating

4.0
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Irmgard Gehrig 
June 06, 2022 · Community
Soso. Eher was für mit dem Velo.
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Aurora Renato
March 19, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? March 15, 2020

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
178 m
Descent
168 m
Highest point
649 m
Lowest point
526 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Linear route

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