Mountain railways Rigi

Accessibility on the mountain railways 

Accessibility on Mount Rigi is a reality. But where are barrier-free tours on the mountain possible? The following list provides a short overview. 

Accessibility on the mountain railways

Usually, the cogwheel railways provide wheelchair-accessible transport from Goldau to Vitznau. However, some stations on the mountain are not fully wheelchair-accessible. For example, some have no ramps or toilets available for wheelchair users.

In order for you to know where you can board and exit best with a wheelchair, walking aids or prams, the Mount Rigi Railways' wheelchair accessibility is presented below:

COGWHEEL TRAIN FROM GOLDAU 

Wheelchair users must be registered +41 41 399 87 87.

StationInformation
Valley station (Hochperron) Goldau           Wheelchair-accessible. The station has ramps and a wheelchair-accessible toilet facility. Easy entrance and exit available.
Station parking Goldau A4Not wheelchair-accessible. No ramps or toilet facilities available.
Station Kräbel Not wheelchair-accessible. Toilet facilities available. Aerial cable car Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg is wheelchair-accessible. 
Station Fruttli Not wheelchair-accessible. No ramps or toilet facilities available.
Station Klösterli Wheelchair-accessible. The station has ramps and a wheelchair-accessible toilet facility. Easy entrance and exit available.
Station Wölfertschen-FirstNo ramps or toilet facilities available. Only accessible with an accompanying person.
Station Staffel Wheelchair-accessible. The station has ramps and a wheelchair-accessible toilet facility. Easy entrance and exit available.
Station Rigi Kulm (top station)Wheelchair-accessible. The station has ramps and a wheelchair-accessible toilet facility. Easy entrance and exit available.

The staff of the Rigi Bahnen (Mt. Rigi Railways) are available to assist at the stations and in the trains.

COGWHEEL TRAIN FROM VITZNAU

Wheelchair users must be registered +41 41 399 87 87

StationAnmerkung
Valley station Vitznau                        

Construction work on the forecourt between boat pier and Vitznau railway station, October 2020 to May 2021. Difficult wheelchair accessibility.

Wheelchair-accessible. There are ramps available at the valley station. Handicapped-accessible toilet facility on site. Tracks must be crossed to reach platform 2. Easy entrance and exit available.

Station Mittlerschwanden Not wheelchair-accessible. No ramps or toilet facilities available. Steep terrain.
Station Gruebisbalm Not wheelchair-accessible. No ramps or toilet facilities available. Steep terrain.
Station FreibergenNot wheelchair-accessible. No ramps or toilet facilities available. Steep terrain.
Station RomitiNot wheelchair-accessible. No ramps or toilet facilities available. Steep terrain.
Station Rigi Kaltbad Wheelchair-accessible. The station has ramps and a handicapped-accessible toilet facility. Easy entrance and exit available.
Station Staffelhöhe Wheelchair-accessible. The station has ramps but no handicapped-accessible toilet facility. Easy entrance and exit available.
Station Rigi Staffel Wheelchair-accessible. The station has ramps and a handicapped-accessible toilet facility. Easy entrance and exit available.
Station Rigi Kulm (top station)Wheelchair-accessible. The station has ramps and a handicapped-accessible toilet facility. Easy entrance and exit available.

The staff of the Rigi Bahnen are available to assist at the stations and in the trains.

AERIAL CABLE CAR WEGGIS-RIGI KALTBAD 

The mountain and valley stations are wheelchair-accessible. In Weggis and Rigi Kaltbad, there are lifts available which make it possible to reach the stations.

AERIAL CABLE CAR KRÄBEL - RIGI SCHEIDEGG 

The mountain and valley stations are wheelchair-accessible.

AERIAL CABLE CAR KÜSSNACHT - SEEBODENALP

The mountain and valley stations are wheelchair-accessible.

 

The following aerial cable car are NOT wheelchair-accessible:

  • Aerial cable car Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist
  • Aerial cable car Vitznau-Hinterbergen
  • Aerial cable car Vitznau-Wissifluh
  • Aerial cable car Brunnen-Urmiberg