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m 1700 1600 1500 1400 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Dienstleistungszentrum Rigi Kaltbad Feuerstelle Rotstock, Rigi Staffel Rotstock Hotel Restaurant Alpina Restaurant BärgGnuss Panorama Restaurant

Rigi Kaltbad – Rotstock – Rigi Staffel

From Rigi Kaltbald there is a fairly steep ascent to Rotstock where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view. From Rostock there is a short descent to Rigi Staffel.

easy
2.6 km
1:00 h
238 m
51 m

A short but worthwhile trail for a quick trip to the top. The Rotstock (1659 metres a.s.l.) features a sublime 360° panoramic view that many visitors find more captivating than the lookout at Rigi Kulm. In addition to the alpine scenery and view of the Swiss plateau, you can also see the part of the summit with the two railways lines – which from this height looks like a model train set. The ascent from Kaltbad takes you through a shady mountain forest and is dotted with 14 wayside crosses. On the Rotstock, there are places to sit and take a break among the flower-filled meadows. A short downhill section then takes you to Staffel, where the railway lines from Vitznau and Goldau meet.

For your information

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

Enjoy a fine picnic on the benches at the Rotstock viewing point and watch the two cogwheel railways in action.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,654 m
Lowest point
1,438 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Panorama Restaurant
Restaurant Bahnhöfli
Restaurant BärgGnuss

Start

Rigi Kaltbad (1,437 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.044098, 8.466749
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°28'00.3"E
UTM
32T 459492 5210202
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Destination

Rigi Staffel

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) – Rotstock (1659 m) – Rigi Staffel (1604 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can reach the starting point and finishing point of this trail by aerial cable car from Weggis or by cogwheel train from Vitznau

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Getting there

Vitznau: A4 exit Küssnacht am Rigi, follow the signs to Weggis or Vitznau

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at the valley stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Fees apply.

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

Coordinates

DD
47.044098, 8.466749
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°28'00.3"E
UTM
32T 459492 5210202
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Festes Schuhwerk und witterungsbedingte Kleidung empfohlen. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
238 m
Descent
51 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available

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