150th Anniversary: The romance of steam in winter


Europe's oldest mountain railway has been carrying passengers up from Vitznau to Mt. Rigi since 1871. Some of the engines and carriages from those early years have been lovingly and expertly restored. Mt. Rigi Railways is now in possession of one of the world's largest fleets of vintage rolling stock. A steam engine, combined with vintage carriages make the trip up to the "Queen of the Mountains" an exclusive, nostalgic adventure.

Sunday, 31 January and 28 February 2021


Ascent     Descent*  
Departure in Vitznau 11:16 Uhr   Departure at Rigi Kulm 14:30 Uhr
Freibergen 11:40 Uhr   Rigi Staffel 14:41 Uhr
Arrival Rigi Kaltbad 12:00 Uhr   Staffelhöhe 14:47 Uhr
Departure Rigi Kaltbad 12:13 Uhr   Rigi Kaltbad 15:00 Uhr
Staffelhöhe 12:17 Uhr   Romiti 15:08 Uhr
Rigi Staffel 12:24 Uhr   Freibergen 15:22 Uhr
Arrival Rigi Kulm (top) 12:34 Uhr   Arrival in Vitznau 15:39 Uhr

*Reservations are not possible for the descent.

Children under the age of 16 years accompanied by an adult travel free on Mt. Rigi Railways steam train rides (except for school and youth groups).

At the stations of the Rigi Railways you will find parking spaces subject to a parking fee.
However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Getting there

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