It's almost like flying. The Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad aerial cable car floats high above the forest and the strata of «Nagelfluh» rock, offering views right down to Lake Lucerne and right out as far as the majestic peaks of the Bernese Alps, including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
The cable car from Weggis reaches Rigi Kaltbad in just 10 minutes. When you reach the top station, it is easy to get to the Mineral Baths & Spa Rigi Kaltbad or the village square in Rigi Kaltbad. These are highlights for anyone with an interest in architecture: both the Mineral Baths and the village square were designed by the famous Swiss architect, Mario Botta.
Rigi Kaltbad is a starting point for excursions, a stopping point en route, a destination and a place to stay, all at the same time. The aerial cable car connects directly with the cogwheel railway to Rigi Kulm. Rigi Kaltbad is the starting point and the destination for a huge number of hikes. The easy walk to the Känzeli viewpoint and the 7 km-long walk along the panoramic footpath to Rigi Scheidegg are popular at any time of year. There are several hotels offering accommodation and food, while the Mineral Baths & Spa Rigi Kaltbad also offer wellness treatments. In winter the Gratalp ski lift is only a stone's throw away and there is an ice rink for ice stock shooting and skating.
On this cable car the Rigi-voucher can be redeemed.
Maintenance work (cable car closed): 15. - 26. November 2021
- Day ticket Mt. Rigi Railways: Full fare = CHF 72.00, Half fare travelcard & local = CHF 36.00
- Free travel for Swiss Pass (GA travel card) or Swiss Travel Pass holders
- 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)
- All children until and with the age of 15 accompanied by an adult travel free of charge on the Mount Rigi railways (not valid for groups or school classes).
- Children under 16 years of age travelling alone pay the half-fare travelcard price.
- Groups: special conditions apply, advance reservation required