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Willisau – charming at any time of year

Discover the beautiful bijou town of Willisau and its magnificent surroundings.

With its historic sights, the bijou town of Willisau is great for a leisurely stroll in the winter, too. Enjoy the special atmosphere of the historic centre with its seven-cornered fountains, the two town gates and the town hall dating from 1704 and built after the town’s fourth major fire. From the splendid baronial castle on the castle mound, you can enjoy beautiful views of the historic centre. For additional tips for your visit, the Willisau Tourismus team will be happy to help you.

Availability

The bijou town is accessible all year round. Guided town tours can be booked all year round at Willisau Tourismus.

Opening times, Willisau Tourismus

Mon–Fri 08.30–12.00 hours / 13.30–17.00 hours

16.4.-15.10.2022 also Sat 09.00 - 13.00 

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

The bijou city is accessible for free. The price of guided tours is available on request from Willisau Tourismus.

Notes

In winter, the Christmas lights in the historic centre invite you to enjoy a leisurely stroll. Discover the historic sights and learn interesting stories and facts about the bijou town of Willisau.

Christmas markets

22–24 November 2019
The cosy Luthertal Christmas Market in the pretty village of Luthern is perfect for a leisurely shopping tour.

6–8 December 2019
The region’s most famous Christmas market is probably the atmospheric Christkindlimärt (“Christ Child Market”) in the historic centre of Willisau.

Public guided tours (May to October)

The public guided tours of the town will take place whatever the weather.

Guests will need to be sure-footed to take part in the climb up the church tower. Reservations are recommended.

Individual guided tours

On request, the team from Willisau Tourismus will organise a tour of the town based on your specific requirements and will be glad to assist you with a wide range of inspiring suggestions.

Willisau, archaeological treasure trove

The impressive archaeological discoveries of parts of the town walls and the cellar of the Kirchherrenhaus, or patrons’ house, have been preserved in situ and are freely accessible. A large screen shows various short films on the history of Willisau. Open daily from 08.00 to 17.00 hours.

Tips

You can find useful tips about dining, going out and walks in Willisau in our customer magazine.

Public guided tours (May to October)

The public guided tours of the town will take place whatever the weather.

Guests will need to be sure-footed to take part in the climb up the church tower. Reservations are recommended.

Individual guided tours

On request, the team from Willisau Tourismus will organise a tour of the town based on your specific requirements and will be glad to assist you with a wide range of inspiring suggestions.

Willisau, archaeological treasure trove

The impressive archaeological discoveries of parts of the town walls and the cellar of the Kirchherrenhaus, or patrons’ house, have been preserved in situ and are freely accessible. A large screen shows various short films on the history of Willisau. Open daily from 08.00 to 17.00 hours.

Tips

You can find useful tips about dining, going out and walks in Willisau in our customer magazine.

Arrival

Travel relaxed by train to Willisau.

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