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Hike through the peatlands from Wauwil to Mauensee

Wauwil - Mauensee - Sursee

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Wauwil - Mauensee - Sursee

Published/updated on 20.05.2019 by fomitopsis | 3057 points
 | Date of Tour: 30.03.2019 

This easy flat hike goes through 2 protected peatlands to reach Mauensee and finishes at Sursee. The peatlands are real paradises for birds, with a breeding place for the rare lapwing (Wauwilermoos). Along the way storks, kites, egrets, ducks, wild geese, herons, among others, can also be spotted. Finally, the nice Mauensee, privately owned, is also a protected area with a castle on a small island. Since the lake is private, bathing and grilling are forbidden. To finish, a little detour to the old town of Sursee can be added to the tour.

Published/updated on 20.05.2019 by fomitopsis (3057 points) | Date of Tour: 30.03.2019

Route Infos

Central Switzerland
Time Required
3 hours 35 minutes
15 km
48 m
48 m
Max. Altitude
515 m
Min. Altitude
498 m
Season Start / Season End
April - October
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Points of Interest
The peatlands for nature lovers, especially for the birds Don't forget binoculars and camera!
Starting Point
Railway station Wauwil
Starting Point with Public Transport
Railway station Sursee
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Wauwil, Sursee
Things to Note
The rules of the protected areas must absolutely be followed! The Mauensee and its castle are privately owned.

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