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Menzberg - Napf - Hübeli (Hergiswil) panoramic path

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Willisau Tourismus
  • Menzberg
    / Menzberg
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  • / Wegweiser auf dem Menzberg
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  • / Dorf Menzberg
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  • / Oberlehn, in den Wintermonaten mit Strandkorb
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  • / Blick zurück Richtung Stächelegg
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  • / Oberhalb Stächelegg
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  • / Blick zum Gipfel
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  • / Aussicht vom Napf
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The walk starts on the Menzberg, which is often above the low-lying cloud in autumn, and takes you to the summit of the Napf with its fantastic views.
difficult
17.1 km
5:22 h
508 m
815 m
This varied walk is full of delightful views and places to stop for a bite. It's worth pausing a little longer on the summit  before going back down over the ridge into the valley.

Above or in the clouds? Check the webcam to find out.

https://www.swisswebcams.ch/webcam/1331284911

Author’s recommendation

Southwest of Oberlehn there's a lime tree on a hill with seating and an information panel.
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Willisau Tourismus
Updated: December 15, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,405 m
Lowest point
706 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

The Willisau Tourism staff can help you plan your next walking tour in the Willisau region!

Willisau Toursim, Hauptgasse 10, 6030 Willisau, Tel. 041 970 26 66 / info@willisau-tourismus.ch

Start

Menzberg village (1,013 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'642'495E 1'210'121N
DD
47.040761, 7.997794
DMS
47°02'26.7"N 7°59'52.1"E
UTM
32T 423864 5210181
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Destination

Hübeli near Hergiswil LU

Turn-by-turn directions

From Menzberg, you take a pleasant high-level path along the ridge with its gentle ascents and descents. The Chrotthütte, an SAC refuge that's staffed on Sundays, is soon reached. The next section of the walk leads steeply up through the forest. At Stächelegg, you're surprised by wonderful panoramic views of the Bernese Alps. After the next bend a rocky ledge appears: the Hengst (alt. 1371 m). The far-reaching views into the legendary Änziloch hole, source of the Klein Fontanne, is truly impressive. A barbecue spot with benches is provided. You soon come to the Napf (alt. 1406 m) with its striking triangulation point. In clear weather it offers superb panoramic views over Switzerland, the Black Forest and the Vosges. The path leads through the forest and then along the foothills to Hübeli, where there's a bus stop.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By PostBus to the Menzberg

Getting there

Via Menznau to the village of Menzberg.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'642'495E 1'210'121N
DD
47.040761, 7.997794
DMS
47°02'26.7"N 7°59'52.1"E
UTM
32T 423864 5210181
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Swisstopoi 3321 T Napf-Sörenberg

Equipment

Sturdy footwear recommended.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.1 km
Duration
5:22 h
Ascent
508 m
Descent
815 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Point to Point Refreshment stops available

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