Classic guided tour Willisau

CHF 160.-
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Classic guided tour Willisau

Go with us on a journey of discovery and learn more about the history. We will open the door to historic buildings and tell you, in an exciting and humorous way, a lot of interesting facts about the beautiful medieval Städtli.

Historic buildings line the main street in the medieval town of Willisau. The two town gates close the Städtli. In the middle of it are cozy terraces and stores.

highlights of the tour

In the middle of the historic Städtli stands the mighty town hall, which was built after the town fire of 1720. It served on the first floor as a hall and on the upper floors as a cloth arbor where cloth merchants hawked their wares. Even today, the Willisauer Ellenmass to the left of the entrance is a reminder of this time.

Three town fountains were built around 1600 in the extremely rare form of a heptagon. The fountain figures were created by the well-known artists, Rolf Brem (Paul), Franco Annoni (Madonna) and Eugen Häfelfinger (Peter) in the 1960s. 

In the Holy Blood Chapel eight oil paintings with the Holy Blood legend, 1392, decorate the chapel walls.

The parish church of St. Peter and Paul was built between 1804 and 1810 according to the plans of the church builder Josef Purtschert. The attached Romanesque church tower from the 13th century is considered the best preserved in the canton of Lucerne and is the oldest building in Willisau.

After the tour, enjoy the coziness in the Städtli.

Optional additional services

Sound picture show in the town hall of Willisau
The audio-visual show in the historic theater hall of the town hall of Willisau gives you a glimpse into the past and present of Willisau. You will hear interesting stories about the town and the Napf landscape.

Organ concert
Book an organ concert in the parish church of St. Peter and Paul after the guided tour. You will be thrilled by the great sound volume of the more than 3500 organ pipes.

Climb the church tower (surefootedness required) Together with the tour guide you will climb the large church tower of the parish church of St. Peter and Paul. You will enjoy a 360 degree view of Willisau and the surrounding area.

Detailed information


All year round, Monday to Sunday, by appointment


Maximum 25 people per guide


German, French, Italian and English


1.5 h


CHF 160.00

School classes

20% discount on all guided tours


Location and contact

Willisau Tourismus
Hauptgasse 10
6130 Willisau
+41 (0)41 970 26 66