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Fruit Educational Trail Kehrsiten

Best season
March - October
Map of Kehrsiten
Map of Kehrsiten
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View of the Kehrsiten fruit trail and Lake Lucerne
Photo: Kurverein Kehrsiten




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Cherry "Barth" is a Spezia Rara variety and was planted in 1998.
Photo: Kurverein Kehrsiten




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Chestnut "Massol"
Photo: Kurverein Kehrsiten




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Ceramic Sign "Wildmuser Apple" with detailed description
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The fruit educational trail leads along the hiking trail to Bürgenstock
Photo: Kurverein Kehrsiten


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.


The Fruit educational trail is directly on the hiking trail from the Kehrsiten-Dorf boat station to Bürgenstock. It starts at Seehotel Baumgarten and leads along the Schwandstrasse up to Schwand. The path is freely accessible at all times, guided tours on request.

26 types of fruit

Apples - 12 varieties

  • Ametyst apple - medium size, very juicy, acidic, aromatic
  • Ananas Reinette Apple - medium size, firm, juicy, sweet-sour, aromatic, spicy
  • Bänziger Apfel - juicy, crisp, tartly tart taste
  • Boskoop apple - strong fruit, sourish, clearly sweeter when ripe
  • Breitacher Apple - medium sized, leaf round, juicy, sweet
  • Gravensteiner apple - medium size, firm, sour, spicy
  • Klara apple - small to medium size, quickly becomes floury, sour
  • Menznauer Jäger Apple - large, broadly bulging, juicy, sweetish, slightly spicy
  • Schafnase apple - shape of a sheep nose, juicy, sweet-sour, not very spicy
  • Tobiässler apple - firm, juicy, strong tartaric taste
  • Topaz Apple - medium size, juicy, tart, aromatic
  • Wildmuser apple - small, soft, rather dry, slightly spicy

Plums - 6 varieties

  • Bärtschis early plums - medium size, oblong, juicy, sour
  • Bühler early plums - large, oval, juicy, sweet-sour
  • Bühler plum - medium size, juicy, sweetish, lots of acid
  • Elena Plum - small to medium size, sweet, aromatic
  • Fellenberg plum - large, juicy, sweet, very aromatic
  • Hauszwetschge - medium size, oblong, dark blue, firm, spicy, aromatic

Pears - 4 varieties

  • Gelbmöstler pear - flat-ball, slightly tart, sweet, spicy
  • Grünmöstler pear - fruit firm, coarse-grained, sweet-tart, spicy
  • Swiss water pear - medium size, spherical, juicy, sweet-tart
  • Tiroler Spitzbirne - medium sized, juicy, somewhat coarse-grained fruit

Chestnuts - 1 variety

Edelkastanie Massol - medium sized, spherical fruit

Cherries - 3 varieties

  • Magda cherry - flesh soft to medium firm, pleasantly sweet
  • Rigi cherry - small fruit, sweet, spicy
  • Schauenburger cherry - medium firm, juicy, sweet-sour, spicy

Educational fruit trail Kehrsiten

3) Fruit educational trail is located directly on the hiking trail from the Kehrsiten-Dorf boat station to Bürgenstock and starts at Seehotel Baumgarten 4) Seehotel Baumgarten (open in summer) 5) School 6) Information board chestnut grove 7) Biohof Hobiel 8) "Ministry of Culture"- Kehrsiten 9) Chapel Maria in Linden 10) Kehrsiten-Dorf boat station 11) Lake dwellings under water / UNESCO World Heritage Site


Good to know

Story of Kehrsiten

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.

How did it all start?

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.


By boat

Boat trip to the Kehrsiten-Dorf or Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock boat station

By Funicular

The Bürgenstock funicular brings you from Bürgenstock Resort down to Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock.

On foot

From Stansstad you can reach Kehrsiten-Dorf in 1h 15 min / 4.2 km


Location and contact

Kurverein Kehrsiten
6365 Kehrsiten