Retracing the footsteps of pilgrims in Lucerne's Hinterland

Willisau

You can almost hear the footsteps of the pilgrims on the Route of St. James between the pilgrimage church of Werthenstein (located at the edge of Entlebuch) and Willisau.

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Begin of tour: Werthenstein
Access starting point: SBB Luzern - Werthenstein
Point of arrival: Willisau
Access point of arrival: Regional train Willisau - Langenthal
Hiking time: 03:50 h
Physical fitness: easy
Difficulty: easy
Season: January - December
Gastronomy: Restaurants in Werthenstein, Buholz, Geiss (recommended: the 500-year-old «Ochsen» inn), Willisau
Overnight: Hotels in Werthenstein, Willisau
Literature: Hiking Map Lucerne Hiking Trails or Maps of Switzerland 1:50'000 Willisau, 234

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You can almost hear the footsteps of the pilgrims on the Route of St. James between the pilgrimage church of Werthenstein (located at the edge of Entlebuch) and Willisau. Cultural variety, fascinating history and and memorable landscapes define the hiking tour in Lucerne's Hinterland. Small hamlets, chapels, wayside crosses and villages with magnificent inns - pilgrims always appreciated a good meal - are located along this trail, rich in history and tradtion, which leads through meadows and forests to the well preserved little town of Willisau.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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