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.
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