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Hiking Trail

Lake Hallwil lakeshore path

Hiking Trail · Lucerne
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Seetal Tourismus
  • Seeuferweg Hallwilersee bei Beinwil am See
    / Seeuferweg Hallwilersee bei Beinwil am See
    Photo: perretfoto.ch
  • / Blick vom Eichberg auf den Hallwilersee
    Photo: Seetal Tourismus
  • / Seeuferweg Hallwilersee
    Photo: Seetal Tourismus
  • / Seeuferweg Hallwilersee
    Photo: Seetal Tourismus
  • / Männerbad Seengen
    Photo: Seetal Tourismus
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moderate
21.5 km
5:00 h
110 m
110 m
This relaxing route along the magnificent, largely undeveloped shores of Lake Hallwil features many fascinating highlights such as Hallwyl Castle and a stilt house, as well as opportunities for a refreshing swim.

The hike begins in Mosen, at the south end of Lake Hallwil. Much of the lakeshore has remained undeveloped and thus offers an ideal recreation area for hikers and walkers with the intact flora and fauna of the Seetal region. The round walk takes about five hours, with most of the path directly on the lakeshore. Various landing stations offer the possibility of shortening the hike.

The path circles back after roughly halfway – marked as «Seeuferweg» (lakeshore path) – at the north end of the lake, leading past Hallwyl Castle in Seengen. It is surrounded by the Aabach River, and a visit is a must when the drawbridge is down. This is the most charming moated castle in all of Switzerland, offering a lovely courtyard, café and tour through the castle.

Heading south on the trail, there is a reconstruction of a lake dwelling on stilts in Meisterschwanden. From there it's not far to Brestenberg Castle: although it cannot be visited, it's certainly worth a detour. As you return along the lakeshore to the starting point in Mosen, there are numerous swimming areas and barbecue spots – a perfect way to round off the hike around Lake Hallwil.

Author’s recommendation

Your walk around the lake can be shortened by taking the boat. For details of the services operated by Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Hallwilersee AG visit www.schifffahrt-hallwilersee.ch

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
470 m
Lowest point
449 m
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Tips, hints and links

Seetal Tourism

Kronenplatz 24

CH - 5600 Lenzburg

Tel: +41 (0)62 886 45 46

Fax: +41 (0)62 886 45 35

Email: seetaltourismus@lenzburg.ch

Internet: www.seetaltourismus.ch

Start

Mosen railway station (458 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.244293, 8.224072
UTM
32T 441279 5232604

Destination

Mosen railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Mosen - Beinwil a. S. - Birrwil - Alliswil - Boniswil - Hallwil Castle - Tennwil - Meisterschwanden - Aesch LU - Mosen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Railway stations: Mosen and Boniswil 

Bus stops: "Seengen, Schloss Hallwyl" and "Meisterschwanden, Delphinweg"

Parking

gebührenpflichtiger Parkplatz beim Camping Seeblick in Mosen, Schloss Hallwyl in Seengen, Brestenberg in Seengen oder Meisterschwanden

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Landeskarte 1:25'000 (Bundesamt für Landestopografie swisstopo) Blatt Hitzkirch

Wanderkarte 1:50'000 (Bundesamt für Landestopografie swisstopo) Blatt Zürich


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.5 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
110 m
Descent
110 m
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