Rigi Kulm – Staffel – Staffelhoehe – Kaenzeli – Rigi Kaltbad
Discover the winter magic of the Rigi now. This route is very popular for the hikers of all ages. You will march steadily downhill and go over more than 300 metres in altitude.
This leisure mountain hike offers magnificent views over the Central of Switzerland up to the Black Forest and the Vosges mountains. Let yourself be enchanted by those spectacular views of Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug. What awaits you is a maximal pleasure with minimal effort, as the path leads steadily downhill. Attention: Possibly road closures between Staffelhoehe and Chaenzeli by in unfavorable weather conditions. The panoramic view from the Kaenzeli vista point is simply fantastic. Queen Victoria of England has visited there already in 1868 and praised the majestic panorama.
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.
Rest StopRigi Kulm-Hotel
Rigi Pic Snack & Shop
Bistro by Regina Montium
Alpwirtschaft Obere First
Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.
The section between Staffelhoehe and Chaenzeli is not trail-prepared.
A4 highway - exit Küssnacht am Rigi - Vitznau
A4 highway - exit Goldau - A4 parking Rigi stations
At all Rigi valley stations and Goldau A4 Rigi railway station, 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 Winter Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
- 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.