Rigi – Queen of mountains

Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region

Switzerland’s most visited scenic mountain is discovered in central Switzerland – towering between the three Lucerne Zug and Lauerzersee lakes. And with Swiss Pass & Co you can even travel to the top of Mount Rigi free of charge.

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This queen of mountains soon made itself a name as ideal place to indulge in mountainous hikes. Scientists and authors long ascended this mountain upon which a guesthouse was established back in1815. And not long later, in1871, Europe’s first mountain rail made its way to this extraordinary viewing point. Two cog railways – from Vitznau and from Arth-Goldau – travel today to Rigi Kulm and its summit hotel. And from Weggis a cableway travels directly to Rigi-Kaltbad. Stunning sunrises, entertaining evenings and special steamboat rides are enjoyed here in summer – part of which even in winter.

The network of hiking trails ranges from walks along broad paths to five-star Rigi ridge hikes to the Urmiberg by Brunnen – and the new Rigi-Kaltbad mineral baths propose bathing at its best in notorious rock and stone surroundings.


Altitude: 1798m
From Lucerne by boat to Vitznau and from the south via Rigi Kaltbad to Rigi Kulm
Train to Arth-Goldau and from the north to Rigi Kulm
View: Over the central Swiss Alps, lakes of Lucerne and Zug, Mythen, Gotthard region, Bernese Alps, Pilatus, Lucerne, Mittelland and Jura
Attractions: 360º Panorama views from the summit, special steamboat trips, Rigi Kaltbad mineral baths & Spa
Culinary aspects: Choice of around 30 guesthouses on the mountain
Overnight stays: 33 rooms at the Rigi Kulm Hotel, additional accommodation in Rigi Kaltbad and the majority of mountain guesthouses
Groups: On Rigi Kulm from Art-Niveau-style dining to self-service restaurant with seating for up to 500 people, sun terrace, seminar rooms
Winter: Skiing (4 ski lifts), 10-kilometers of toboggan runs, 7- kilometers of panoramic cross-country tracks, snowshoe trails and known for its lovely winter hiking paths
Special comments: Included with the Swiss Pass

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