On the way to Eigenthal you will pass the Wallfahrtskirche (the pilgrimage church) at Hergiswald and Holderchäppeli nearby. In Holderchäppeli generations of children have had their first meeting with snow adventures on sleds and skis. Near the church a mini ski run is laid out where parents can have a good time with their offspring.
In the wintertime there is often some fog down in the valey in Lucerne. In these days people go up to Eigenthal to enjoy the energy of the sun, the deep blue sky and the impressive view out in the nature. Just take a relaxing walk in the small valley. Leave your car at the Gantersei car park. If you want to do more, you have a number of possibilities, such as walking to Unterlauelen, Dorschnei, Gibelegg, or Krienseregg. One can also mountain climb in the direction of the Pilatus.
Near the Eigenthal farm is a Mary chapel. The foundation stone says that in 1517 a terrible pestilence struck man and beast in Eigenthal. Following the advice of an old man, a chapel was built and dedicated to Mary and the pestilence was stayed. After several extensions it was renovated in 1920 and 1978-85. (Check out the Swiss Culture Guide, issued by the Swiss Cultural History Association, which you can buy at the chapel’s entrance).
Eigenthal is also famous for its cross-country skiing trail, opened as long as there is enough snow. Four well tended cross-country ski tracks are made available.