For decades, various community initiatives in Weggis tried to create a link with Rigi Kaltbad.
In order to avoid direct open competition with the long-established Vitznau-Rigi railway, the Swiss government granted an operating licence for an aerial cableway to the existing Rigi Railway Company. After a construction period of only 11 months, the Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad aerial cableway was put into service on 15 July 1968. The company K. Garaventa Sons, Goldau, manufactured the technical installations of the cableway. The large cabins were supplied by the Carrosseriewerke Company of Aarburg.
The cable car operates throughout the year at 30 minute intervals, and crosses a height difference of 924 metres in less than 10 minutes. A path of 100 metres length connects the mountain station of the cable car with the cogwheel railway station of Kaltbad. On the 25th anniversary of the cable car in 1993, the two red passenger cabins were replaced by new, modern panoramic cabins, white in colour and with the new logo of Mt. Rigi railways.