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Snowshoeing

From Luthern Bad to the Napf

Snowshoeing · Luthern
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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Auf dem Napf
    / Auf dem Napf
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Start bei Luthern Bad
    Photo: Pi Häfliger, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Zwischen Luthern Bad und Napf
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Auf dem Napf
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
  • / Blick Richtung Norden
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  • / Napfbergland
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  • / Spass im Pulverschnee
    Photo: Pi Häfliger, Willisau Tourismus
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A delightful and well-signposted snowshoeing round trail on the Napf.

 

difficult
9.3 km
3:59 h
598 m
598 m
Starting at Luthern Bad, the trail follows the left bank of the Luther stream to Hinder-Ey farm. The trail climbs steeply rightwards through some woodland over the ridge up the hill to the Trachselegg alp, where the first views are worth pausing for. The path continues through the meadow up to the forest as it heads for the Napf. After a few loops in the steep forest you arrive at the summit complete with hotel and wonderful panoramic view. The return leg to Luthern Bad heads towards Niederänzi. First down the meadow, then through the forest again. At the first large clearing you have to turn right at the Bernese footpath sign. After a longish stretch through the forest you reach the Niederänzi alp. At this point the path goes down just before the farm to the right of the meadow along the edge of the forest. You soon see the Badegg restaurant, perfect for a coffee before the short steep descent to Luthern Bad, where it is worth visiting the Badbrünnli "place of power". This spring with its healing water has been a popular pilgrimage destination for 450 years.

Author’s recommendation

Die Tourendauer ist unter anderem auch stark abhängig von den Schneeverhältnissen. Schnelle und fitte Schneeschuhläufer schaffen die Strecke wohl in 3,5 Stunden, andere welche es lieber gemütlich nehmen brauchen bestimmt 4,5 Stunden. «
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Willisau Tourismus
Updated: February 08, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1404 m
Lowest point
873 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

The snow situation has to be considered, especially in the steep woods before and after the Napf - mini-avalanches can also occur in woodland!

Tips, hints and links

Gasthaus Hirschen, Luthern Bad, closed Mondays Tel. 041 978 13 57 www.hirschen-luthernbad.ch

Berghotel Napf, closed Mondays and Tuesdays (1 Dec - 31 March), Tel. 034/495 54 08 www.hotelnapf.ch 

Start

Luthern Bad (875 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.027223, 7.925197
DMS
47°01'38.0"N 7°55'30.7"E
UTM
32T 418329 5208749
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Destination

Luthern Bad

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Train to Zell then PostBus to Luthern Bad.

Coordinates

DD
47.027223, 7.925197
DMS
47°01'38.0"N 7°55'30.7"E
UTM
32T 418329 5208749
w3w 
///carpentry.works.charmingly
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.3 km
Duration
3:59h
Ascent
598 m
Descent
598 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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