You wander through the forest on the fairytale trail and hear the adventures of Wurzilla (literally: Rootilla), a little root child. Embark on a search for the dragon, a symbol of the healing powers strongly felt in nature.
Distance 1.4 km
At various points along the way, children and those with them can learn about the history of Wurzilla, the fir root child. The encounters are close to nature and connected with the elements air, earth, fire and water.
The Wurzilla fairytale trail is especially suitable for families with children between the ages of four and ten. The round walk is about one and a half kilometres long. If, as recommended, you pause at the story stations, you should allow for about two hours, of which the pure walking time is about thirty minutes. The author Lisbeth Scheidegger-Lieb also offers guided tours.
The fairytale trail is based on the picture book (in German) "Wurzilla and the Dragon of Heiligkreuz" by Lisbeth Scheidegger-Lieb. The author also offers guided tours, which we are happy to organise for you (contact: email@example.com or telephone +41 (0)41 485 88 50). The picture book is available at the Hotel Kurhaus Heiligkreuz.
Shortly after the Hotel Kurhaus Heiligkreuz the fairytale trail leads into the forest. The first section of the 1.5 km circular trail leads through the forest. Shortly before you leave the forest via a short suspension bridge, you reach a small pond with an enchanting view of the Heiligkreuzplace of pilgrimage. On leaving the forest, follow the trail until you reach the road. Turn right here and follow the road, which takes you back to the Kurhaus Heiligkreuz.
Duration: 2 hours (pure walking 30 minutes)
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The PostBus takes 20 minutes to reach Heiligkreuzfrom Entlebuch.
The bus stop (Heiligkreuz) is next to the church and Hotel Kurhaus Heiligkreuz.
Heiligkreuz is five minutes' drive from Hasle and 10 minutes from Schüpfheim.
Plenty of free parking at Heiligkreuz.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Das Bilderbuch «Wurzilla und der Drache von Heiligkreuz» von Lisbeth Scheidegger-Lieb kann beim Hotel Kurhaus Heiligkreuz ausgeliehen oder gekauft werden.
Gutes Schuhwerk, Regenjacke & genügend Trinkwasser für unterwegs gehören zu jeder Wanderung.
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Basic Equipment for Nature Trails
Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
Rucksack (with rain cover)
Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.