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Nature Trail

Wurzilla fairytale trail - get to know the firtree root child

Nature Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Unterwegs auf dem Märchenweg mit der Buchautorin Lisbeth Scheidegger-Lieb
    / Unterwegs auf dem Märchenweg mit der Buchautorin Lisbeth Scheidegger-Lieb
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  • / Das grosse Spinnennetz lädt zum Klettern ein
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  • / Rund um den Teich gibt es einiges zu entdecken
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  • / Hilf mit den Drachen zu finden
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  • / Die Wegweiser zeigen dir den Weg zum Einstieg
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m 1500 1400 1300 1200 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
1.4 km
2:00 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.
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Updated: March 11, 2020

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easy
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Highest point
1181 m
Lowest point
1124 m
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Start

Hotel Kurhaus Heiligkreuz (1128 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.949428, 8.048773
DMS
46°56'57.9"N 8°02'55.6"E
UTM
32T 427614 5199983
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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)

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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

DD
46.949428, 8.048773
DMS
46°56'57.9"N 8°02'55.6"E
UTM
32T 427614 5199983
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.4 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
57 m
Descent
57 m
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