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Willisau – a charming little town

Take a guided tour and discover the historic little town of Willisau from a whole new angle.

Your guide will share facts and anecdotes about the medieval town in a lively and humorous way as you are given access to a number of fascinating buildings. In addition to the classic tour of the town, an “after-work walk” including a drink and a children’s tour are also offered.

Travel in comfort by train to Willisau. From the train station, it’s just a ten-minute walk to the old town.


Public guided tours

From May to October on the first Sunday of the month and during the summer holidays, 09.07. - 20.08.2023 every Sunday

Start time 13.30 hours, Meeting place: Willisau Tourismus, Hauptgasse 10, 6130 Willisau
The public guided tours of the town will take place whatever the weather. Reservations are recommended.


Children’s tour

Every Wednesday afternoon during the school holidays in Lucerne Canton
(12./19.04., 12./19./26.07., 02./09./16.08., 04./11.10.2023)
Start time 14.00 hours, Meeting place: Willisau Bailiff’s Castle


Subject to change without prior notice


Public guided tour of Willisau

  • CHF 20.00 Adults
  • CHF 5.00 Children*

Kinderstadtführung Willisau

  • CHF 15.00 Erwachsene
  • CHF 5.00 Kinder*

* Ages 6 to 16

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.

BLS Tipp

You’ll find useful tips on gastronomy, going out and walking in Willisau in our customer magazine gazette.

Discover Willisau the fun way:

  • For families, on the Detective Trail: At the end of the route, a prize awaits all budding detectives in the treasure chest!
  • For fans of crime, on the Crime Trail: playing the role of investigator, hunting for gold and whisky.
  • For gourmets, on the Food Trail: with an indulgent scavenger hunt that leads out into the countryside.

Open all year, documents can be obtained from Willisau Tourism or online.

Information on the trails and other exciting experiences can be found here

How to get there

Travel in comfort by train to Willisau, then walk for ten minutes to reach the old town.

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