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Lake Hallwyl

Christina Hakansson


Member since 2021

Image by Jon Flobrant

Lake Hallwyl (Hallwil) is approximately 8.5 km long and 1.5 km wide and is shared between the cantons of Aargau and Lucerne. It is a very popular destination for a day trip.



 © Christina Hakansson

I have always been in my element around water. It gives me strength and peace of mind. A hike around the lake is rather long (22 km) and it takes more than 5 hours. However, I love to walk along sections of the unobstructed lakeside and  take a boat back or visit the most charming Hallwyl Castle. The castle is currently closed but there are plans to reopen it in April 2021. A glass of wine or lunch on the boat or in one of the restaurants along the shore makes the day perfect. In summer, take your swimming gear along to take a quick dip in it.

In any season, this area is worth visiting!

 © aysun



Kid / Family Friendly?

Yes, all ages. Most of the paths are wide enough for a stroller. It is an easy walkable path for young and old.

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