Mountain Railway Trips to Mt. Rigi
With breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, the Rigi offers a first-class mountain experience whatever the season. The cog railways from Goldau and Vitznau, as well as the cable car from Weggis, enable a variety of round trips, which can also be combined with a boat trip on Lake Lucerne.
As the first mountain railway in Europe, it has been transporting guests comfortably from Vitznau up to the impressive heart of the mountains since 1871. During the 30-minute ascent by cog railway to almost 1,800m above sea level, visitors can enjoy spectacular views over the lake landscape, passing grazing cows, traditional farms and colourful wildflower meadows.
From spring 2022, the historic fleet will be joined by new vehicles. The design of these new trains pays homage to the world’s oldest cog railcar, No. 6, from 1911, which still regularly plies the line between Goldau and Rigi Kulm. The choice of the smart white and bronze colour scheme gives the new carriages a timeless look and forges a link to the service’s origins as the first mountain railway in Europe.
While the current fleet uses the braking energy generated when travelling downhill to heat the carriages, the new trains will feed this power back into their own network as electricity, saving resources for the uphill journey. Rigi Railways are thus taking another big step towards greater sustainability.
This unique railway adventure on the Rigi, combining Europe’s first historic mountain railway and modern train technology, is the only one of its kind in the world.
General information about the Rigi
|Altitude:||1,798m above sea level|
|How to get there:||By boat or bus to Vitznau, then by cog railway to Rigi Kulm. By train or bus to Arth-Goldau, then by cog railway to Rigi Kulm. By boat or bus to Weggis, then by cable car to Rigi Kaltbad.|
|Timetable:||Runs all year round|
|Journey time:||From Vitznau it takes just 30 minutes to reach Rigi Kulm, 37 minutes to Rigi Kulm from Goldau, 10 minutes from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad, where there is a connection to the cog railway to Rigi Kulm|
|Attractions:||360-degree panoramic view from the summit, special steam-driven excursions, mineral baths & Rigi Kaltbad spa|
|Food and drink:||Choice of around 30 mountain inns|
|Special note:||Fully included in the Swiss Travel Pass scheme
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4 to 8 hours (full day)
|Suitable for children with age||
0 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, 14+ years
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