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Vitznau-Rigi Kulm cogwheel railway

No other mountain railway in the Alps has a longer history than this one: the Vitznau – Rigi Kulm cogwheel railway opened in 1871, making it Europe's first mountain railway. The journey was, and still is, an experience in itself.

Picture postcard pretty. The cogwheel railway from Vitznau starts right on the shores of Lake Lucerne. This means it is easy to combine an excursion to Mt. Rigi with a boat ride. It is a picturesque trip and you are recommended to keep your camera at the ready. Until you reach Rigi Kaltbad with the Mineral Baths & Spa and a direct connection to the aerial cable car to Weggis, the focus is on Lake Lucerne and the Alps. From Rigi Staffelhöhe, the scenery changes as Central Switzerland comes into view, and you can see as far as the Jura mountains, the Black Forest and the Vosges, with Lake Zug down below. The best of it is that the cogwheel railway advances at a stately pace so the gentle rocking helps you relax from the very start.
A ride in one of the many historic carriages is a very special experience. In these beautifully restored carriages, dating from between 1871 and 1911, passengers can enjoy the all-round view with nothing between them and the fresh mountain air. A real highlight is to travel in a train drawn by steam engine no. 16 or no. 17, built in 1923 and 1925 respectively.

On this cogwheel train the Rigi-voucher can be redeemed.


Bahnhofstrasse 7
6354 Vitznau
Phone: +41 41 399 87 87

Dayticket Rigi Bahnen AGCHF 72.00CHF 18.00
One way Vitznau-Rigi KulmCHF 45.00CHF 11.40*
One way Vitznau-Rigi Kaltbad-FirstCHF 33.00CHF 8.40*
Return Vitznau-Rigi Kaltbad-FirstCHF 53.00CHF 13.40*
Car park Vitznau P1 and P2 (until 4 hours)CHF 5.00
Car park Vitznau P1 and P2 (4 to 24 hours)CHF 8.00

* children travelling alone, excluding groups

  • Free travel for Swiss Pass (GA travel card) or Swiss Travel Pass holders
  • 50% discount with the Swiss Pass (Half-Fare travel card), Eurail pass, Interrail
  • 50% discount for hotel guests staying overnight on Mt. Rigi
  • 20% discount with the Lake Lucerne region visitors’ card for Weggis Vitznau Rigi and Schwyz (cannot be combined with other discounts)
  • Children 6 – 16 years: SBB Junior/Grandchild travel cards are valid (free travel for your own children/grandchildren) Free travel for children under the age of 6
  • Children up to the age of 16 travel free in July and August if accompanied by an adult
  • Groups: special conditions apply, advance reservation required

Monday 06:36 - 22:40 Bitte Fahrplan beachten
Tuesday 06:36 - 22:40 Bitte Fahrplan beachten
Wednesday 06:36 - 22:40 Bitte Fahrplan beachten
Thursday 06:36 - 22:40 Bitte Fahrplan beachten
Friday 06:36 - 22:40 Bitte Fahrplan beachten
Saturday 06:36 - 22:40 Bitte Fahrplan beachten
Sunday 06:36 - 22:40 Bitte Fahrplan beachten



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