Hike up to the Menzberg viewing platform

A tour away from the busy hiking trails — this route from Menznau up to Menzberg has lots of wonderful views to offer.

The wonderful panoramic views from Menzberg are well worth sweating for. On the way there, we’ll pass by beautiful farms and hike on pleasant paths. Around two thirds of the way along the route, the Ofenlochrutsche picnic area offers the ideal place to recharge. Then we follow to the Alpine Panorama Trail No. 3 to the Oberlehn vantage point and hike along the ridge to the village of Menzberg, which is rich in views. In Menzberg, you can while away the time on the terrace of the Landgasthof Hotel Menzberg while waiting for the Postbus.

Did you know that Menzberg is the highest village in the Napf region standing at 1,016 metres above sea level and often lying above a sea of fog in the winter months? Menzberg is also the starting point for many beautiful hikes in all directions. 

Tip: enjoy the view from the Oberlehn viewpoint and the panoramic terrace at the Landgasthof Hotel Menzberg.

Journey details

Duration 3 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 9.8 Kilometres
Altitude difference 516 Metres
Arrival To get there, take the train to Menznau. The hike to Menzberg starts from there.
Return travel For the return journey, take the Postbus from Menzberg to Menznau and then continue your journey back home by train.

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 60.261 Menznau–Menzberg

Timetable from Menznau to Menzberg


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. 0848 100 222

Bicycle transport

Bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle

Registration by phone on 0848 100 222

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

Registration by phone on 0848 100 222

Contact details


Willisau Tourismus
Hauptgasse 10
6130 Willisau

Route timetable

Route Direction Validity
261 Menzberg, Dorfplatz from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022