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Classic Rigi Hike

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Rigi Kulm – Staffel – Staffelhoehe – Kaenzeli – Rigi Kaltbad

This is an easy walk that doesn't present any particular challenges. It's all downhill and there's a decrease in altitude of around 300 metres. The section between Rigi Kulm and Rigi Staffel features an asphalt path.

easy
Distance 4 km
1:10 h
1 m
314 m
1,749 m
1,435 m

This easy high-altitude walk features magnificent views out over the Swiss plateau to the Black Forest, the Vosges mountains and the Alps, as well as a breathtaking bird's-eye view over the Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug. Minimum effort for maximum reward – the entire trail is a light descent. The panoramic view from the lookout at Kaenzeli is simply fantastic. Even Queen Victoria of England had nothing but praise for this spectacular location when she visited back in 1868.

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 could enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all of the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

I am more than fascinated by the breathtaking view from Rigi Kaenzeli. There is also a barbecue area and various seats for a snack break.
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Update: April 20, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,749 m
Lowest point
1,435 m
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Rest stops

Rigi Kulm-Hotel
Rigi Pic Snack & Shop
Restaurant Bahnhöfli
Restaurant BärgGnuss
Bistro by Regina Montium
Panorama Restaurant

Start

Rigi Kulm (1,749 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'679'447E 1'212'110N
DD
47.055254, 8.484316
DMS
47°03'18.9"N 8°29'03.5"E
UTM
32T 460835 5211433
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Destination

Rigi Kaltbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kulm (1748 m) – Rigi Staffel (1604 m) – Staffelhoehe (1565 m) – Kaenzeli (1464 m) – Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach Rigi Kulm station by cogwheel train from Vitznau or Goldau

Getting there

Ausfahrt A4 Richtung Küssnacht, Vitznau oder Ausfahrt A4 Goldau nehmen.

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at valley stations. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'679'447E 1'212'110N
DD
47.055254, 8.484316
DMS
47°03'18.9"N 8°29'03.5"E
UTM
32T 460835 5211433
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoewears and weather-adjusted clothing are recommended.

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Rating

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Maria Wolff
July 27, 2021 · Community
Leichte Wanderung von der Rigi Kulm nach Rigi Kaltbad. Der Weg ist teilweise sogar geteert, weil er als Zubringer zur Kulm dient. Ein Stück folgt der Zahnradbahn. Auf der Strecke sind alle Blumen ausgeschrieben, es ist der sogenannte Blumenpfad. Man kann die Strecke auch von Kaltbad zur Kulm laufen, dann ist das letzte Stück aber ein wenig anstrengend. Tipp Essen: Restaurant Lok 7 Tipp Bahnen: Es gibt für genau diese Route das sogenannte Rigi Wanderticket, damit kommt man von Vitznau mit der Zahnradbahn zur Kulm und dann von Kaltbad mit der Seilbahn nach Weggis oder andersrum. Von beiden Orten hat man Anschluss an den Schiffsverkehr.
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When did you do this route? July 23, 2021
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
1 m
Descent
314 m
Highest point
1,749 m
Lowest point
1,435 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route Family-friendly

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