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Seetal: hiking suggestion no. 15, Mosen – Aesch – Hitzkirch – Gelfingen, vineyard hike

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  • / Schloss Heidegg mit Reben
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  • / Wanderer vor dem Schloss Heidegg
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  • / Weindegustation beim Weingut Heidegg
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  • / Klosterhof Aesch
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  • / Weinbau Kaiserspan
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This hike leads from Mosen to Gelfingen, passing various wine estates and Heidegg castle.
easy
Distance 10.5 km
2:55 h
213 m
201 m
The hike starts at Gelfingen railway station, initially skirting a section of Lake Hallwil. The first wine estate is located in Aesch, Canton Lucerne.

Klosterhof Estate, Aesch LU, www.weingut-klosterhof.ch
Wine sales on request. Online shop.

 

After the Klosterhof, the trail continues over the stream through the forest. Some 2 km further on you reach the highest point of the hike. You then proceed through the Altwisertobel ravine to the Lourdes Grotto in Hitzkirch. Passing the Hitzkirch Commandry, you soon arrive at the Kaiserspan wine estate.

Kaiserspan Estate, Hitzkirch, www.kaiserspan.ch 
Wine sales on request. Online shop.

 

Around a kilometre further on you reach Heidegg castle with its delightful rose garden. Open to the public (please note the opening hours), this is a great spot to linger. Below the castle is the Heidegg wine estate.

Heidegg castle, Gelfingen, www.heidegg.ch
Wine sales in the museum shop.

Heidegg Estate, Gelfingen, www.weingut-heidegg.ch

Wine sales on request. Online shop.

 

The end of the trail (Gelfingen railway station) is some 15 minutes' walk from the Heidegg Estate.

Author’s recommendation

Visit Heidegg castle and its delightful rose garden. Note the opening hours: www.heidegg.ch (open April - October. Closed every Monday.)

 

Seetal wine open days: the first weekend of September finds the wine growers of the Seetal region presenting their products in the foyer of the Braui cultural centre in Hochdorf.

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Seetal Tourismus
Update: May 27, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
606 m
Lowest point
449 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

Seetal Tourismus
Kronenplatz 24
5600 Lenzburg
+41 (0)41 920 45 29
info@seetaltourismus.ch
www.seetaltourismus.ch

Start

Mosen railway station (458 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'659'477E 1'232'909N
DD
47.244423, 8.224232
DMS
47°14'39.9"N 8°13'27.2"E
UTM
32T 441291 5232618
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Destination

Gelfingen railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Mosen - Aesch - Hitzkirch - Gelfingen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the S9 urban train to Mosen. Return via Gelfingen.

Parking

gebührenpflichtiger Parkplatz beim Camping Seeblick in Mosen

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'659'477E 1'232'909N
DD
47.244423, 8.224232
DMS
47°14'39.9"N 8°13'27.2"E
UTM
32T 441291 5232618
w3w 
///flopped.silent.tidal
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 Rotkreuz


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
2:55 h
Ascent
213 m
Descent
201 m
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