Rigi round trip

Are you a Rigi-newbie?

Never been to the Queen of the Mountains before? We would be happy to accompany you to the Rigi, even if it is only virtually.

First Rigi trip

ARRIVAL

You will start in Vitznau. The train station of Vitznau is conveniently reachable by bus or boat. If you prefer to travel by car, you will also find a parking lot on Altdorfbachweg in 6354 Vitznau.

09.00 AM | BAHNHOFSTRASSE 7 IN VITZNAU

The most beautiful time on the Queen of the Mountains is early in the morning. You can purchase a day pass online in advance or at the station. Then you are ready to board Europe’s oldest cogwheel train, which runs every hour to the top of Mount Rigi.

09.33 AM | RIGI KALTBAD

First stop: Rigi Kaltbad.  If you like, you can "chrömlen" some regional specialities at the Rigi Sport Kiosk or in the village grocery store. If you have questions regarding hiking routes or timetables, the Rigi Railways service center will be glad to assist you.

tourist information Rigi Kaltbad

Service centre Rigi Kaltbad

sport shop Rigi Kaltbad

Rigi Sport Kiosk

other shops Rigi Kaltbad

Mt. Rigi village shop

10.00 AM | RIGI KÄNZELI

Take a leisurely walk past the Hotel Rigi Kaltbad, following the signs towards Känzeli. The breath-taking view at the Kreuztrichter viewpoint of Lake Lucerne, is definitely worth a photo stop.  After a pit-stop, you will march back to Rigi Kaltbad, where the train departs to Rigi Kulm at 10.33 a.m.

11.00 AM | RIGI KULM

After a scenic ascent by train, you will reach your goal, the summit of Rigi - Rigi Kulm. Do you know that you can spot as many as 13 lakes from the viewpoint? We are curious if you can find them all! The majestic panoramic view on the top of Mt. Rigi is an absolute must see.

12.00 AM | LUNCH BREAK

A short descending walk takes you to the Rigi Staffel station. Only a few meters from the station is the restaurant BärgGnuss. The Cordon bleu is simply the best. Spoil yourself and make a stop there. Our tip: sitting outside on the sun terrace when the weather is nice, the view of the surrounding area is just incredible.

13.30 PM | ROTSTOCK

Do you feel like a walk after the meal? Then you should make your way to the last viewpoint on your trip, the Rotstock. After a short but steep ascent you will reach the top of the hill and enjoy yet another fantastic view.

Here you can check the virtual view by clicking below.

Rigi Rotstock

Kamera auf dem Aussichtspunkt Rotstock

RIGI KULM, ROUNDSHOT

360° Rundsicht auf der Antenne der Swisscom auf Rigi Kulm

Rigi Kulm

Rigi Kulm, der Gipfel. Blick in Richtung Rigi Staffel, Rotstock

RETURN

As you can see, the time on Mt. Rigi flies by. From Rigi Staffel station, the cogwheel trains can take you to Arth-Goldau or back to Vitznau. Wherever you would like to go, the amazing scenery will accompany you, making sure you won’t get bored.

Do you have any further questions? Our Rigi Guest Service team is at your disposal.

ON THE ROAD

Overview map

On the map you will find all the above mentioned locations. With the menu on the left side you can show or hide individual categories.