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Social programmes

A cheese party on the alp, the evening prayer call, then a night in a mountain hut

They're still there... the old men of the alps, familiar to us from Heidi! Rigi farmer Franz Toni meets visitors at Rigi Kulm and escorts them to his alpine farm - the Chäserenholz. There, everyone first prepares their cosy nest in the hay.



A lively Älplerchilbi (alpine fair) with typical traditional Swiss entertainment will make any Rigi excursion go with a swing. For this programme of activities, it's all about life on the alp.


Aperitif in the vintage saloon carriage "Belle Époque"

More than one celebrity has travelled in the grand Rigi saloon carriages which date from 1873. Nowhere else can you travel into the wonderful mountain scenery in a more stylish or elegant way. Your trip to the "Queen of the Mountains" can be by steam train or electric locomotive – it's your choice.


The Rigi beer trail

Discover the amazing world of beer brewing! At 1020 m above sea-level, you will visit the Rigi Gold AG brewery and learn how the famous Rigi Beer is crafted.


In the footsteps of Mark Twain - guided Rigi hike

The American author Mark Twain hiked on the Rigi in 1879. He recorded his experiences in his diary. "A Tramp Abroad" is an interesting and funny read, narrating the story of his three-day climb on Mount Rigi.


The restaurant in the sky

On summer nights, the panoramic cabins of the aerial cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad are transformed into a romantic restaurant in the sky. As you hover high above the glistening Lake Lucerne, a wonderful 3-course meal is served, accompanied by breathtaking views. This is an exciting gastronomic excursion, where a unique atmosphere and a very special setting make for a most memorable evening.


A day with a Rigi alpine farmer

Experience customs, tradition and culture at first hand on the Rigi. Franz Toni Kennel offers an insight into the life of a Rigi alpinist. An eventful day with lots of activity and enjoyment.


The romance of steam

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. Rigi Bahnen is now in possession of one of the world's largest fleets of vintage rolling stock. A steam engine and vintage carriages make the trip up to the "Queen of the Mountains" an exclusive, nostalgic adventure.


Nostalgic candlelight dinner on Mt. Rigi

A nostalgic ride in a saloon carriage with aperitif, majestic panoramic views of the sunset, the special peacefulness of the evening atmosphere and a fine candlelight dinner - this appealing combination offers a chance to see a different side of the "Queen of the Mountains".


nostalgic wild game evening (group offer)

The nostalgic wild game evening offers anything you need for your special group evening. A nostalgic ride in a saloon carriage with aperitif,  the special peacefulness of the evening atmosphere and a fine game dinner.


Majestic Round Trip

An unbeatable classic - the Majestic Round Trip has been delighting visitors young and old for years. The combination of a boat trip on Lake Lucerne, a ride on Europe's first cogwheel railway (1871) up Mt. Rigi and the journey by SBB train from Arth-Goldau back to Lucerne guarantees a day or half-day excursion that is rich in variety.


Classic Rigi Round Trip

The classic Rigi Round Trip offers a winning combination of boat, cogwheel railway and aerial cable car rides. This varied excursion to the heart of Central Switzerland makes the perfect day or half-day trip from/to Lucerne.


guided tours Gersau

For over 400 years, Gersau was the smallest republic - a "free country". This is a unique part of Swiss history. Stroll with your expert guide through the "altfrye Republik" and discover some especially beautiful places, the distinctive church, the magnificent Old Town Hall and stately mansions. Stroll along the lake and enjoy the view of Lake Lucerne and the unique mountain scenery. During the guided tour of the village you will learn how silk made its way to Gersau and how the silk raw materials are still processed into high-quality natural yarns under the label "Swiss Mountain Silk". Explore this gem at Lake Lucerne!

Good to know
The guided private tours for groups and school classes are available daily on request.
The tour lasts approximately one hour.
It is available in the following languages: German, English, French, Arabic, Mandarin

CHF 50 flat rate up to 5 persons
CHF 5 per additional person
children up to 16 years can participate free of charge
CHF 50 flat rate for school classes

Infocenter Gersau / +41 41 828 12 20

Horsedrawn Carriage Rides

Rigi Kaltbad

Explore Mt. Rigi’s spectacular Alpine scenery at a leisurely pace in summer or in winter aboard a horse-drawn carriage.



In Oberarth, in the ancestral home of the Fassbind family from the 15th century, the first vintage cherry house in the world was opened in 2019. At its heart - the walk-in cherry sarcophagus - are the largest Swiss cherry rarities from two centuries.