Mount Rigi: A paradise for families

Perfect family day out

Mount Rigi offers a wonderful array of grill pits where you can take a break and enjoy, unique playgrounds to horse around at, and exciting thematic walks for young and old.  A visit to the natural paradise at Mount Rigi will be memorable occasion for you and your family that you will not soon forget! A family visit is worthwhile, because children up to and including the age of 15 travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult.

Perfect family day on Mt. Rigi


On Mount Rigi, you will find the absolute best spot for families at Rigi-Scheidegg-Burggeist. The first experience is the comfortable arrival via gondola from Kräbel to Rigi-Scheidegg. Kräbel Station us reachable by cogwheel railway from Arth-Goldau or by car from Goldau in a few short minutes


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Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg aerial cable car

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Mountain railway

Goldau - Rigi Kulm cogwheel railway


Upon arrival at Rigi Scheidegg, you will be at the beginning of various exciting thematic walks, which are great fun for young and old alike! For the little ones, we recommend the «Wild Animal Walk», the legendary «Bench Walk» or the «Dwarf Walk» close to Rigi Burrgeist.


Both of the playgrounds at Rigi Scheidegg and Rigi Burggeist are a real highlight for young and old. One experience not to be missed is the «Arch» from which you can enjoy a jaw-dropping 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains.



Rigi Scheidegg playground

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Rigi Burggeist playground


Observation point

Arche Rigi Scheidegg


When the hunger pangs start to kick in, you are never far away from a mountain hut or restaurant on Mount Rigi. At Rigi Scheidegg, you will find the following mountain inns:

Mountain restaurant Rigi Scheidegg

Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg

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Mountain restaurant Gersau

Berggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist

Mountain restaurant Rigi Scheidegg / Burggeist

Alpencafé Rigi Maison


Located a stone’s throw from the Mount Rigi massif, you will find the well-known Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park Goldau, one of the biggest zoos in Switzerland. After an eventful morning at the Rigi Scheidegg/Burggeist family paradise, why not take the gondola back down to Goldau and spend the afternoon in the Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park Goldau?

For the journey

Overview map

On this map, you will find all of the above-mentioned locations. With the menu on the left side, you can fade various categories in or out depending on your preference.