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Hiking Trail Stage

A Tour to Valley and Summit - Mt. Rigi Section

Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
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  • Ausicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee
    / Ausicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus
  • / Aussicht Känzeli
    Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus
  • / Weg Richtung Chäserenholz
    Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Chäserenholz
    Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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    Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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    Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Rigi Kaltbad - Kaenzeli - Rigi Kulm - Chaeserenholz - Rigi Kloesterli

A route full of highlights. From the view at Rigi Kaenzeli where Queen Victoria of England was already thrilled during her visit in 1868. 

moderate
8 km
2:45 h
371 m
495 m

The hike starts at the "village square" Rigi Kaltbad. After the rock chapel, this flat path leads from Rigi Kaltbad through secluded forest areas, past interesting rock formations, to the Kaenzeli vista point. There you have a majestic view of Lake Lucerne and the crowning panorama of the Alps.

From here you will hike uphill all the time to Rigi Staffelhöhe. After 100 metres of altitude difference you will reach Rigi Kulm, the highest peak of the Rigi with a spectacular 360° panoramic view. On the descent to Rigi Klösterli you should definitely stop by the well-known cheese dairy Chaeserenholz and taste the tasty alp cheese. The trail continues to Ober-Schwändi and finally to Rigi Klösterli. In Rigi Klösterli the 300 year old chapel "Maria zum Schnee" is worth a visit. The pretty pilgrimage chapel is one of the most beautiful mountain chapels in the world.

For your information 

You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here .

In order to let our next generation also be inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.

 

Author’s recommendation

My Recommedation is having a break at the Kaenzeli vista point to enjoy the magnificent view.
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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: September 05, 2019

Start

Rigi Kaltbad (1437 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.044093, 8.466499
DMS
47°02'38.7"N 8°27'59.4"E
UTM
32T 459473 5210202
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Destination

Rigi Kloesterli

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1437 m) – Kaenzeli (1464 m) - Rigi Staffel (1604 m) - Rigi Kulm (1797 m) - Chaeserenholz (1577 m) - Rigi Kloesterli (1302 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

From Weggis via cable car to Rigi Kaltbad

From Vitznau via train to Rigi Kaltbad

 

Shortcut with mountain railways

With presenting of your personal Schwyzer Valley and Summit Tourpass, you will receive a 20% discount on single rides with the mountain railways (can not combined with other discounts)

 

Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi Kulm / time savings approx. 1h 30min

Rigi Kulm - Rigi Klösterli / time savings about 1h 15min

Getting there

A4 highway, exit Brunnen, direction Vitznau - Weggis

A4 highway, exit Küssnacht, direction Weggis - Vitznau

Parking

At the stations of the Mt.Rigi Railways you will find parking spaces for a fee.

Further information on getting there and parking

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

 

Coordinates

DD
47.044093, 8.466499
DMS
47°02'38.7"N 8°27'59.4"E
UTM
32T 459473 5210202
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

 High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible. 

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Stefan Aregger
October 16, 2016 · Community
Sehr schönes Panorama. Guter Mix von Auf- und Abstieg.
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Kirche von Arth-Goldau
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Panorama von der Rigi
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Kirche von Arth-Goldau
Panorama von der Rigi
Rigi Staffel

Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8 km
Duration
2:45h
Ascent
371 m
Descent
495 m
Public transport friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cableway ascent/descent

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