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Legendary Benches Trail

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m 1650 1600 1550 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Arche Rigi Scheidegg Luftseilbahn Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist Alpencafè Rigi Maison Berggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist Feuerstelle Rigi Burggeist
It's amazing how many legends there are about Mt. Rigi. This walk tells you about some of the mysterious stories of Mt. Rigi.
easy
Distance 4 km
1:20 h
155 m
155 m

Legends are stories that keep being retold. It is hard to say what is really true and what is just a legend. Be that as it may, the Legendary Benches Trail is interesting because the benches are located at beautiful viewpoints, overlooking the valley.

In the Scheidegg-Burggeist area, there are over 20 benches where you can have a sit down and read a legend of Mt. Rigi, before strolling on to the next bench to read another one. The Legendary Benches Trail tells the stories of Mt. Rigi and gives an insight into days long gone.

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.

Author’s recommendation

I have to recommend this pleasant circular trail with all the mystical Rigi stories.
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Author
Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: April 24, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,654 m
Lowest point
1,546 m
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Alpencafè Rigi Maison

Start

Rigi Scheidegg (1,646 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'682'301E 1'209'028N
DD
47.027190, 8.521322
DMS
47°01'37.9"N 8°31'16.8"E
UTM
32T 463626 5208296
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Destination

Rigi Scheidegg

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m) - Hinter Dossen (1546 m) - Rigi Burggeist (1551 m) - Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

The starting and end point of this hike are both Rigi Scheidegg, which can be easily reached with the Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg aerial cable car.

Getting there

Take the A4 motorway, exit (no. 38) Goldau.

Arrival & Parking

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at the valley stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'301E 1'209'028N
DD
47.027190, 8.521322
DMS
47°01'37.9"N 8°31'16.8"E
UTM
32T 463626 5208296
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy hiking boots and weather-adjusted clothing

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
155 m
Descent
155 m
Public-transport-friendly Family-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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