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Path of Rigi Klösterli

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Rigi Kaltbad – First – Heiri Hütte – Rigi Klösterli

A short and easy walk that starts nice and flat, following the former Rigi-Scheidegg railway line. From Rigi First there's an asphalt path leading down to Rigi Klösterli.

easy
2.2 km
0:40 h
27 m
145 m

This attractive trail to Rigi First is initially almost completely flat and easy to complete, as it follows the old Scheidegg railway line. The Alps with their year-round snow can be seen rising up from the southern banks of the lake. From First you go down to the cosy alpine inn Heiri-Hütte, where you can enjoy a hearty mountain snack. From there, the trail winds its way elegantly down to the pilgrimage site of Klösterli, which is steeped in tradition and was formerly home to many Capuchin friars. The "Maria of the Snow" pilgrimage chapel was built in the baroque style in 1689 and is one of the most beautiful mountain chapels in the world. The altarpiece is a copy of the famous "Maria of the Snow" painting which hangs in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

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

On this hike I highly recommend a stopover at the Alpwirtschaft Heiri Hütte.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rigi Kaltbad, 1,453 m
Lowest point
Rigi Klösterli, 1,311 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Restaurant Zum goldenen Hirschen
Rigistübli
Gasthaus Rigi-Bärenstube
Chalet Schild
Alpwirtschaft Heirihütte

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 Klösterli

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) – First (1480 m) – Heiri Hütte – Rigi Klösterli (1373 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

The arrival is comfortable by train and bus:

The starting point of the Rigi Kaltbad hike is easily reached by cable car from Weggis or by cog railway from Vitznau.

Here to timetable

Getting there

Motorway A4, exit (no. 36) Küssnacht, main road to Weggis, Vitznau.

Motorway A2, exit (no. 36) Altdorf/Flüelen, Axenstrasse to Brunnen, main road to Vitznau, Weggis

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at the 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

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 dem Wetter angepasste Kleidung empfohlen. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
0:40h
Ascent
27 m
Descent
145 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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