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The Hidden Gems of Lucerne's Rural Regions

Definitely, already the arrival in Lucerne is impressive. But it gets really spectacular behind the gates of the city. There, where nature lives up to its name. Around the Napf area and in the two rural lake regions of Lucerne there are true gems and numerous camps that want to be discovered.

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UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch

Large moor landscapes, impressive karst areas and an impressive animal and plant world. The "Wild West" of Lucerne possesses unbelievable natural treasures and those who like to be outdoors in nature are in the right place. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing or even gold panning: Covering an area of 400 km², the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch offers everything the heart of the nature-loving camper desires.

Camps in the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch

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What we recommend in the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch

Sightseeing

On the trail of the first buffalo mozzarella in Switzerland, you end up at the Marbach mountain cheese dairy. The visit to the cheese dairy is best combined with a guided tour of the buffalo farm nearby. At the end of the tour, the bistro and store of the mountain cheese dairy will tempt you with delicious specialties from the region.

Hiking tip

On the panoramic hike from Marbachegg to Kemmeriboden you can enjoy the perfect view of the Schrattenfluh, the Hohgant and the Bernese Alps and several refreshment stops. The round tour starts with a ride on the mountain railway and at the end the post bus brings you back to the starting point.

Insider tip

The unique karst mountain range Schrattenflue offers more than just the above-ground bizarre patterns. If you want to get to know the strictly protected landscape especially well, you can sign up for a Karst & Caves excursion. This is also suitable for adventurous families with children from 8 years.

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Willisau Region

The untouched nature in the Napf region and the diverse rural landscape with countless farms and pretty villages characterize the Willisau region. The wide plain of the Wauwilermoos is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and is the habitat of numerous animals, such as the yellowhammer, the brown hare, the lapwing or the grass snake. For those who want to learn more, the Swiss Agricultural Museum in Burgrain provides a representative picture of the values and culture of agriculture and the food industry.

Camps in the Willisau region

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What we recommend in the Willisau region

Sightseeing

The Ringli shop in Willisau. Try the famous Willisau Ringli fresh from the oven and find out more about the cult biscuit with the hole in the middle.

Hiking tip

For families, we recommend the detective trail "On the trail of the Willisauer Ringli", where you can discover Willisau and the surrounding area in a fun way.

Insider tip

The Burgrain Alberswil adventure world: an organic farm with animals, a restaurant and farm shop with regional specialities and the Swiss Agricultural Museum.

The diversity of Lucerne's rural regions

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Lake Sempach Region

From the Rigi to far into the Bernese Alps! Besides the wonderful alpine panorama, the region around the lake Sempach also has other things to offer. The Swiss Ornithological Institute, for example. In the visitor center you will find neither large cages nor exotic birds, but that is not their goal. Rather, it is about creating understanding, arousing interest and educating.

Camps in the lake Sempach region

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What we recommend in the lake Sempach region

Sightseeing

Experience the world through the eyes of a native bird at the Sempach Ornithological Centre.

Hiking tip

Once around Lake Sempach. The 6-hour hike offers views of the lake, mountains and the beautiful town of Sempach.

Insider tip

Combining enjoyment and activity. This works on the Lucerne Beer Trail. Get to know 5 Lucerne beers on the walking route.

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Seetal Region

Besides the lakes of Hallwil and Baldegg, it is the numerous high trunk trees and the vineyards on the sunny slopes that characterize the romantic landscape of the lake valley. Well-developed hiking and biking trails lead through the valley and connect the two lakes as well as the castles of Heidegg, Hallwyl and Lenzburg.

Camps in the Seetal region

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What we recommend in the Seetal region

Sightseeing

Visit Hallwyl Castle, one of the most beautiful moated castles in Switzerland. The castle complex extends over three islands and is idyllically situated in the nature reserve of Lake Hallwil.

Hiking tip

The Homberg with its 17 meter viewing tower towers above the Seetal valley. The rustic Gasthof Homberg with its beautiful terrace invites you to enjoy the view after a hiking tour.

Insider tip

Drachental Seetal, from Lenzburg to Lucerne - teeming with dragons of all kinds. Start a discovery tour through the dragon valley! Dragon research is carried out on site at various listening stations.

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Diese Inspiration wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit den vier Luzerner Landregionen erstellt. UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch, Region Willisau, Region Sempachersee, Region Seetal

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