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Rigi Kulm

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The top of Mt. Rigi – a 360° view like no other

After arriving at the top of the mountain, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking 360° panoramic view. It's a truly majestic place! Of course Mt. Rigi is not the only mountain with a 360° view. However, the panoramic lookout at Mt. Rigi's summit is unlike any other. The combination of the snow-capped Alps, the lowlands with 13 lakes, views of Germany and France and a bird's-eye view of the cities of Lucerne and Zug makes it truly unique.
To the north towards Zurich, the view takes in Lake Aegeri, Lake Lauerz and Lake Zug. To the north-east, you can see the Swiss plateau dotted with lakes through to the Black Forest and the Vosges mountains. The southern vista is completely different – it encompasses the soaring, snow-capped Alpine ranges and is breathtakingly spectacular in its own right.

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Updated: March 01, 2021

Coordinates

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47.056663, 8.485313
DMS
47°03'24.0"N 8°29'07.1"E
UTM
32T 460912 5211589
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Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
2.8 km
2:00 h
279 m
279 m
2.2 km
1:30 h
234 m
234 m
4 km
1:10 h
1 m
314 m
2.9 km
1:00 h
0 m
312 m
4.1 km
1:15 h
12 m
444 m
3.6 km
1:30 h
486 m
23 m
5.9 km
3:00 h
699 m
117 m
8 km
2:45 h
371 m
495 m
10.8 km
5:50 h
1,361 m
28 m
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Snowshoeing · Central Switzerland
Snowshoe Tour Rigi via Chäserenholz (2.8km)
Top moderate
2.8 km
2:00 h
279 m
279 m

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Snowshoeing · Central Switzerland
Snowshoe Tour Rigi Kulm (2.2 km)
Top easy
2.2 km
1:30 h
234 m
234 m

Rigi Kulm - Chäserenholz - Rigi Kulm This snowshoe trail from Rigi Kulm leads you down the valley to Alp Chäserenholz. A little below the alpine ...

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Classic Rigi Hike
Top easy
4 km
1:10 h
1 m
314 m

Rigi Kulm – Staffel – Staffelhoehe – Kaenzeli – Rigi Kaltbad This is an easy walk that doesn't present any particular challenges.

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Winter Hiking · Central Switzerland
The Classic Rigi Tour
Top moderate
2.9 km
1:00 h
0 m
312 m

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Top easy
4.1 km
1:15 h
12 m
444 m

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The Rigi Schwaendi Trail
Top difficult
3.6 km
1:30 h
486 m
23 m

Rigi Kloesterli – untere Schwaendihütte – Schwaendi – Alp Chaeserenholz – Rigi Kulm A short hike, which has it in itself. Over a distance of ...

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The Rigi Goethe Path
Top moderate
5.9 km
3:00 h
699 m
117 m

Summit attackers watch out: this 600 meters of altitude difference require a certain hiking profile and good shoes.

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37.8 km
5:00 h
843 m
534 m

The third stage of the Tell Trail leads from Brunnen over the Gätterli pass to Rigi Kaltbad. Then it's a cog railway ride down to Vitznau followed ...

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A Tour to Valley and Summit - Mt. Rigi Section
Top moderate Stage 4
8 km
2:45 h
371 m
495 m

Rigi Kaltbad - Kaenzeli - Rigi Kulm - Chaeserenholz - Rigi Kloesterli A route full of highlights. From the view at Rigi Kaenzeli where Queen ...

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Rigi - The Path of Mark Twain
Top moderate
10.8 km
5:50 h
1,361 m
28 m

Weggis - Felsentor - Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi Staffel - Rigi Kulm In the footsteps of Mark Twain. This panoramic mountain hiking trail offers ...

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