Views fit for royalty on the Rigi high-Alpine trail


Panoramic high-altitude hike on the "Queen of the Mountains" from Rigi-Kaltbad to Rigi-Scheidegg.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Rigi Kaltbad
End of tour:Rigi Scheidegg
Access starting point:Cog railway from Vitznau, or cable car from Weggis to Rigi-Kaltbad or mountain railway from Arth-Goldau to Rigi-First
Access point of arrival:Cable car from Rigi Scheidegg to Chräbel, then mountain train to Arth-Goldau
Physical fitness:easy
Hiking time:2 h 35 min.
Length:7 km
Gastronomy:• Berggasthaus Rigi-Scheidegg
• Berghaus Unterstetten
• Hotel Rigi-First 


The Rigi is known as the "Queen of the mountains" and when you stand up there and look out you will agree – the view is absolutely majestic. The arms of Lake Lucerne stretch out in several directions as if they were fjords, while the peaks of the central Swiss Alps gleam high above. This magnificent panorama is your constant companion while on the high-Alpine trail from Rigi Kaltbad via First to Rigi Scheidegg. The road runs along the track of a railway now disused for decades and therefore has only minor differences in height. A short tunnel and a viaduct remind you of the original function of this route. Reach the starting point at Rigi Kaltbad either by cable car from Weggis or by cog railway from Vitznau. You can also travel in from Arth-Goldau, but if you do, you should get out at the Rigi First station and walk to First. Once you reach Rigi Scheidegg take the cable railway down to Chräbel and from there the cog railway to Arth-Goldau.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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