Stroll on the Queen of the Mountains


'Rigi: the Queen of the Mountains' is the slogan of the Rigi Train. And indeed, the view from the summit is fit for royalty. All the larger lakes of the area are visible from here. And the view reaches from Mt. Säntis in the East all the way to the Alps of Lake Geneva, taking in Mts.Titlis and Pilatus on the way.

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Technical information

Starting point:Rigi Kaltbad
Destination:Rigi Kulm (Gipfel)
Getting to the starting point:Schiff/Auto/Bus ab Luzern nach Vitznau und Rigi-Bahn nach Rigi-Kaltbad
Back from the destination:Rigi-Bahn zurück nach Vitznau oder nach Arth-Goldau
Physical fitness:leicht
Difference in elevation:Aufstieg 400, Abstieg 35m
Hiking time:2h10
Season:Juni bis Oktober
Note:   Wer lieber bergab wandert, beginnt die Gratwanderung oben auf Rigi Kulm.


Begin the hike at Rigi-Kaltbad and hike West towards Chänzeli. From here, you will have a fantastic view onto Lake Luzern and the city of Luzern, framed by Mt. Pilatus. Follow the ridge to the peak of the mountain, also known as Rigi-Kulm. From Rigi-Staffel onwards, the route is parallel to the train tracks of the two cogwheel trains that ascend from Vitznau respectively Goldau. Returning to Rigi- Kaltbad from the top is on the same trail as the way up.

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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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