Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi First - Rigi Kaltbad
The First trail is a simple but panoramic hiking trail that leads through the enchanting Rigi winter wonderland.
The easy walk leads you from the village square Kaltbad to Rigi First. On the flat and very easy walkway with a magnificent view of Lake Lucerne, the reformed mountain church by Zurich architect Ernst Giesel and the typical snow-covered "Nagelfluh" walls deserve special attention. From the First sun terrace, the idyllic upper First Trail leads back to Kaltbad. An enjoyable round trip without any strain.
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 Küssnacht - direction "Weggis - Vitznau"
A4 highway - exit Brunnen - direction "Vitznau - Weggis"
At all Rigi valley stations 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.