cable railway

Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist aerial cable car

Schneealp, 6442 Gersau

From Monday, July 6th on the cable car Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist the mask obligation applies.

A place to stop and breathe deeply. Rigi Burggeist is above Gersau and can be reached by the cable car from Obergschwend in eight minutes. The cable car runs every 30 minutes on xx.00 and xx.30. In summer or in winter, peace and quiet in natural surroundings are guaranteed here.


Rigi Burggeist is located at 1551 metres on the beautiful Gersau mountain behind. The cable car from Obergschwend, about 5 km above Gersau, takes you to a place where the unspoilt natural scenery, the peace and quiet and the wide-open views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne are bound to help you unwind in no time at all.

The cosy mountain inn is ideal for couples, families, single travellers, groups and clubs. Nature lovers, those looking for peace and quiet, sports enthusiasts, connoisseurs and adventurous people will all get their money's worth at the Burggeist. There are numerous hikes starting from Rigi Burggeist – ranging from the really easy to the more challenging, such as to Rigi Hochflue. The restaurant will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until the revision in mid November.

The skiing and sledging runs are very popular with families. And, more than that: after heavy snow, the skiing area here is a top tip for free riders.

On this cable car the Rigi-voucher can be redeemed.

Please check the current operating status before your arrival.

objects one way return
Full fare CHF 20.00 CHF 32.00
Adults with a half fare card, GA travelcard CHF 10.00 CHF 16.00
Locals from Gersau CHF 10.00 CHF 16.00
Dogs / Bikes CHF 5.00 CHF 8.00
Evening from 4pm (return) CHF 10.00
Parking Obergschwend (dayticket) CHF 5.00
Annual pass adults CHF 240.00
  • Holders of the 365 day pass travel free of charge
  • The Tell-Pass is valid on the aerial cable car Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist
  • 50% reduction with the guest card Lake Lucerne Region
  • All children until and with the age of 15 accompanied by an adult travel free of charge (not valid for groups or school classes).
  • Groups and schools: special conditions (advance announcement)


Luftseilbahn Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist
6442 Gersau

Phone +41 41 828 16 86