Plan a route here Copy route
Nature Trail recommended route

Wurzilla fairytale trail - get to know the firtree root child

Nature Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Responsible for this content
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch Explorers Choice 
  • Wurzilla Heiligkreuz
    / Wurzilla Heiligkreuz
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Wurzilla Heiligkreuz
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Wurzilla Heiligkreuz
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Wurzilla Heiligkreuz
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Wurzilla Heiligkreuz
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Wurzilla Heiligkreuz
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Wurzilla Heiligkreuz
    Photo: Beat Brechbühl, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
m 1250 1200 1150 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Heiligkreuz
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.
easy
Distance 1.4 km
0:30 h
57 m
57 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

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: zentrum@biosphaere.ch or telephone +41 (0)41 485 88 50). The picture book is available at the Hotel Kurhaus Heiligkreuz.
Profile picture of UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Author
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch 
Update: October 18, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,181 m
Lowest point
1,124 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Tips and hints

Tourismusverein Hasle-Heiligkreuz
Emmenegger Franz - Sekretariat
Heiligkreuzstrasse 31
CH-6166 Hasle
info@hasle-heiligkreuz.ch
www.hasle-heiligkreuz.ch

Start

Hotel Kurhaus Heiligkreuz (1,128 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'449E 1'199'996N
DD
46.949428, 8.048773
DMS
46°56'57.9"N 8°02'55.6"E
UTM
32T 427614 5199983
w3w 
///refer.crib.planet

Destination

Heiligkreuz pilgrimage church

Turn-by-turn directions

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)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The PostBus takes 20 minutes to reach Heiligkreuzfrom Entlebuch.

The bus stop (Heiligkreuz) is next to the church and Hotel Kurhaus Heiligkreuz.

Getting there

Heiligkreuz is five minutes' drive from Hasle and 10 minutes from Schüpfheim.

Parking

Plenty of free parking at Heiligkreuz.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'449E 1'199'996N
DD
46.949428, 8.048773
DMS
46°56'57.9"N 8°02'55.6"E
UTM
32T 427614 5199983
w3w 
///refer.crib.planet
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.

Equipment

Gutes Schuhwerk, Regenjacke & genügend Trinkwasser für unterwegs gehören zu jeder Wanderung.

Weitere Tipps zum sicheren Wandern, Informationen zu Mutterkuhherden und Herdenschutzhunden und vieles mehr gibt es auf der Webseite der Schweizer Wanderwege.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Question from Ines Vilorio · March 28, 2021 · Community
Guten Tag Hat es keinen plan mit den Verschiedenen Weg ab Keiligkreuz. Seelensteg, Schuzwahlpfad. Unsw.
Show more

Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.4 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
57 m
Descent
57 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view