Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi First - Unterstetten - Seeweg - Glettialp - Hinterbergen
From Rigi Kaltbad the hike leads flat along the former route of the Rigi-Kaltbad-Scheidegg-Railway (1874 to 1931). From Rigi First you can reach Unterstetten via a rocky path.
Breathtaking views from the vertical rock wall and enchanting nature characterise the path of natural treasures from Rigi Kaltbad to Hinterbergen. Throughout this tour, you will greet the mighty Alpine peaks within your horizon - partly even covered with "eternal snow".
A large part of the trail leads over lush alpine pastures. From Rigi First, 12 information boards provide insights into the biodiversity and natural treasures of the Rigi. The rocky structure, natural history and mild sea climate of the Rigi south face have contributed creating a rich flora and fauna. From Rigi Unterstetten follows a short ascent to the Seeweg (lake route), which leads via Glettialp all the way downhill to Hinterbergen. Lake Lucerne with its signature shape lies at your feet. From Hinterbergen the cable car will take you back to Vitznau.
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 inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of the waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.
A4 highway - exit Brunnen - direction Vitznau - Weggis
A4 highway - exit Küssnacht - direction Weggis - Vitznau
At the stations of the Rigi Railways you will find parking spaces at a fee.
However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.
EquipmentHigh profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible.
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- 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.