Willisau – home of the famous Willisauer-Ringli biscuits - is always well worth a visit. It is truly a gem, and there are few places in the whole of Switzerland to compare with it. The charm of the old town, the many historical places of interest, or the fine sports facilities in Schlossfeld make any visit to Willisau a memorable experience.
The small mediaeval town lies on the edge of the Napf region, in a richly varied, unspoilt agricultural landscape in the centre of Switzerland. This extensive and varied region offers countless opportunities for walkers. From the wide flat valley of the Wigger, through enchanting valleys and forests, to the hills of the Napf region, you will experience nature at its most pristine. The peace and tranquillity of this region can be enjoyed equally well in autumn and winter, as the foothills of the Napf are generally free of fog during these seasons. Whoever has enjoyed the stunning views from the top of the Napf on a sunny winter’s day will not return simply for one of the famous hazelnut pastries from the restaurant there!
With its museums, exhibitions, sites of historical interest and cultural monuments, as well as its many welcoming inns to invite the visitor to stay a while, any excursion to Willisau will be well rewarded.
Whether at the Autumn Fair, the Christmas Market or during the Christmas period itself, Willisau has much to offer even during the coldest time of the year. In fact, the range of cultural events, not just in Willisau, but in the region as a whole, is particularly great during the winter months.