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Aerial cable car
Weggis - Rigi kaltbad

The aerial cable car is the fastest way to travel up Mt. Rigi – and one of the most spectacular.

Aerial cable car Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad
Luftseilbahn Weggis-Rigi Kaltbad im Sommer

FROM WEGGIS TO RIGI KALTBAD

The Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad aerial cable car began operating in 1968, adding another method of transportation to the Rigi Bahnen network.

Cabins that can accommodate up to 70 people have been running between Weggis and Rigi Kaltbad since 1993.

TECHNICAL DETAILS: AERIAL CABLE CAR FROM WEGGIS

Commissioning 15. July 1968
Construction companyGaraventa AG, Goldau
SystemShuttle service with 2 cabins

 

Altitude

 
Weggis valley station499 a.s.l.
Rigi Kaltbad mountain station1'423 a.s.l.
Difference in elevation924 m
Cable operating length2'330 m

 

Inclination

 
Medium gradient44,3 %
Steepest gradient
of the load line curve
79,0 %
Longest span length1'083 m

 

Drive mechanism

 
Numbers of rollers per drive mechanism24 units
Braking force of the safety brakes15,5 t/drive mechanism
Cabin capacity76 + 1 people
Maximum speed9 m/s
Normal speed5 m/s
Travel time at
maximum speed
6 min. 48 sec.
Travel time at normal speed10 minutes
Transport capacity600 people per hour