Classic Rigi Hike
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Rigi Kulm GipfelPhoto: RIGI BAHNEN AG
Rigi Kulm – Staffel – Staffelhoehe – Kaenzeli – Rigi Kaltbad
This is an easy walk that doesn't present any particular challenges. It's all downhill and there's a decrease in altitude of around 300 metres. The section between Rigi Kulm and Rigi Staffel features an asphalt path.
This easy high-altitude walk features magnificent views out over the Swiss plateau to the Black Forest, the Vosges mountains and the Alps, as well as a breathtaking bird's-eye view over the Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug. Minimum effort for maximum reward – the entire trail is a light descent. The panoramic view from the lookout at Kaenzeli is simply fantastic. Even Queen Victoria of England had nothing but praise for this spectacular location when she visited back in 1868.
For your information
You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here.
In order to let our next generation also could enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all of the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.
I am more than fascinated by the breathtaking view from Rigi Kaenzeli. There is also a barbecue area and various seats for a snack break.
Rest stopsRigi Kulm-Hotel
Rigi Pic Snack & Shop
Bistro by Regina Montium
Rigi Kulm (1748 m) – Rigi Staffel (1604 m) – Staffelhoehe (1565 m) – Kaenzeli (1464 m) – Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m)
Public-transport-friendlyYou can reach Rigi Kulm station by cogwheel train from Vitznau or Goldau
There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at valley stations. Fees apply.
However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.
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Sturdy shoewears and weather-adjusted clothing are recommended.
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