Mount Rigi – a great place to go tobogganing and winter hiking


Great views over the sea of ​​fog of the central Switzerland.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Rigi-Kulm mountain station
End of tour: Klösterli station
Access starting point: Train from Goldau or Viznau
Access point of arrival: Train to Goldau
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 2 h
Lenght: 7 km
Gastronomy: Rigi-Kulm, Rigi-Staffel, Staffelhöhe, Kaltbad, First, Klösterli


Surrounded by the fantastic lakes of Central Switzerland, Mount Rigi must be one of the most impressive peaks in the Alpine foothills. In winter, however, the lakes are rarely visible, as they are more often than not buried beneath a thick blanket of fog. This also means that the views are changing all the time, depending on which peaks happen to be pointing out of the clouds. Mount Rigi is a Mecca for both tobogganing fans and winter hikers alike. Not only does it boast an extensive network of winter hiking trails, but it also has two spectacular toboggan runs that leave nothing to be desired.

Tour Overview

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Rigi-Kulm - Staffel - Kaltbad - Klösterli

At Rigi-Kulm station, the hike starts with a short sprint up to the summit. The trail from there will take you down to Staffel and from there down to Chänzeli, after which it’s plain sailing over to Kaltbad. In Kaltbad, the tour takes you in the direction of First before finally dropping down to the Klösterli station.


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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