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Rigi Kaltbad – Chänzeli – Rigi Staffel – Rigi Kulm

Zentralschweizer Alpen

Zentralschweizer Alpen

Rigi Kulm

Rigi Kulm

Grat, Staffelhöhe

Grat, Staffelhöhe

Rigibahn

Rigibahn

Känzeli

Känzeli

Rigi Staffel, Küssnachtersee

Rigi Staffel, Küssnachtersee

Rigi Kaltbad › Nord: Küssnacht - Vierwaldstättersee

Rigi Kaltbad › Nord: Küssnacht - Vierwaldstättersee

A high-altitude hike with superb views from Rigi Kaltbad to the summit via Chänzeli and Staffel. The view sweeps over the Swiss Mittelland as far as the Black Forest, the Vosges and the Alps; there are also breathtaking vistas of the majestic lakes of Lucerne and Zug. High-altitude pleasure with relatively little exertion.

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Technical information

Starting point:Rigi Kaltbad
Destination:Rigi Kulm (summit)
Getting to the starting point:Boat/car/bus from Lucerne to Vitznau and Rigi railway to Rigi-Kaltbad
Back from the destination:Rigi railway back to Vitznau or to Arth-Goldau
Technique:Easy
Physical fitness:Easy
Difference in elevation:Ascent 400 m, descent 35 m
Hiking time:2h 10m
Season:June to October
Note:   Those who prefer to walk downwards should start the ridge hike from Rigi Kulm.

Description

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. Queen Victoria of England praised the spectacular all-round view when she came here in 1868.

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.

Tour Overview

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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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