The Fruit educational trail in Kehrsiten leads past 26 traditional fruit varieties. Some of these are ProSpecieRara varieties. These are therefore site-specific crops that are threatened with extinction. The trees are cultivated by Christoph Ulrich and Luzia Zwyssig from the organic farm Hobiel.
Edelkastanie Massol - medium sized, spherical fruit
Kehrsiten belongs to Stansstad and is idyllically situated on lake lucerne. Remains of a Neolithic pile-dwelling settlement, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, suggest that Kehrsiten was already inhabited 4000 years BC. The place name first appeared in written form as "Chirsitun" in 1218. It is assumed that it originally meant a place with many cherry trees. But other fruit trees such as apples, pears, plums and chestnut trees also have a tradition in Kehrsiten.
Robi Zwyssig and the Kurverein Kehrsiten had the idea of the fruit educational trail. In 2014 a team went to work. The fruit varieties were documented and photographed. This resulted in a lovingly drawn map. On the back of the folding map there are pictures and descriptions of the different types of fruit. The fruit tree trail has been open to visitors since summer 2015. The tree boards were sponsored by the Kurverein Kehrsiten. It starts at Seehotel Baumgarten and leads along Schwandstrasse up to Bürgenstock. The fruit tree path is freely accessible at all times, guided tours on request.
Boat trip to the Kehrsiten-Dorf or Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock boat station
The Bürgenstock funicular brings you from Bürgenstock Resort down to Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock.
From Stansstad you can reach Kehrsiten-Dorf in 1h 15 min / 4.2 km