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Rigi Känzeli Hiking Tour

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  • Rigi Kaltbad
    / Rigi Kaltbad
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Aussicht auf dem Weg zum Känzeli
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  • / Aussicht auf dem Weg zum Känzeli
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Aussichtspunkt Känzeli
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Känzeli
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Aussicht Känzeli
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
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Rigi Kaltbad - Känzeli vista point - Rigi Kaltbad

An easy, panoramic hiking trail awaits you, which is also suitable for pram or wheelchair users.

easy
1.9 km
0:30 h
34 m
34 m

Visit the charming rock chapel at the starting point of this easy walk.

The Kaltbad spring, which attracted tourists as early as the 16th century, flows out of a crevice. It was the first and spartan form of wellness offer, which today developed in the modern mineral bath and spa of star architect Mario Botta. The flat path leads through secluded forest areas, past interesting rock formations, to the magnificent Kaenzeli vista point. There you have a fantastic panoramic view of the Kreuztrichter of Lake Lucerne, Lucerne city and the crowning panorama of the Alps. In 1868 Queen Victoria of England visited this place and wrote her enthusiasm in her diary. 

For your information 

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

In order to let our next generation could also 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

Fill up your body vitamin tank early in the morning with warming sunshine and enjoy fantastic views from the Kaenzeli vista point.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,467 m
Lowest point
1,435 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant SunSet
Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Panorama Restaurant
Rigistübli
Mt. Rigi village shop

Start

Rigi Kaltbad (1,437 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.044099, 8.466518
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°27'59.5"E
UTM
32T 459475 5210202
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Destination

Rigi Kaltbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kaltbad – Vista Point Kaenzeli – Rigi Kaltbad

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrive conveniently by train, bus or boat:

You can reach the starting point of this hike by cogwheel train from Vitznau or by  aerial cable car from Weggis. 

Click here to timetable

Getting there

Information on getting there and parking

Parking

At Rigi mountain railway stations you will find various parking spaces. Fees apply.

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
47.044099, 8.466518
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°27'59.5"E
UTM
32T 459475 5210202
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoewears and weather-adjusted clothing are recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.9 km
Duration
0:30h
Ascent
34 m
Descent
34 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Family friendly Insider tip Disability access Suitable for strollers

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