Rigi Kulm Ridge
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Rigi Kulm-GratPhoto: Wanderblondies, RIGI BAHNEN AG
Rigi Kulm – Kulmhütte – Alpwirtschaft Chäserenholz - Obere Schwändihütte – Alpkäserei Trieb - Des Alpes – Rigi Klösterli
This spectacular hiking trail is all downhill. Sturdy shoes are recommended as the trail is quite steep in some parts and includes a decrease in altitude of 400 metres between Rigi Kulm and Rigi Klösterli. The last section between Des Alpes and Rigi Klösterli features an asphalt path.
This route is ideal if you're keen to avoid the well-beaten paths and get back to nature for some peace and quiet. It starts off with a clear view above the tree line of the majestic Mythen mountains and the impressive landslide area at Rossberg. Today you can still see where 20 million cubic metres of rock came crashing down in 1806 and buried the village of Goldau. The lower part of the trail takes you through romantic mountain forests on the way to Klösterli. This is where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe stayed when he first visited Switzerland in 1775. Inspired by the enchanting Mt. Rigi, he felt "surrounded by the splendour of the world".
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.
Rest stopsRigi Kulm-Hotel
Restaurant Zum goldenen Hirschen
Rigi Kulm (1752 m) – Kulmhütte (1673 m) – Alpwirtschaft Chäserenholz - Obere Schwändihütte (1473 m) – Alpkäserei Trieb - Des Alpes – Rigi Klösterli (1302 m)
Good accessible by train and bus
Rigi Kulm, the starting point of the hike, can be easily reached via Vitznau or Goldau with the cogwheel railway.
From Vitznau: A4 exit Küssnacht am Rigi, follow the signs to Vitznau
From Goldau: A4 exit Goldau, follow the signs to the open air parking lot A4 of RIGI BAHNEN AG
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.
Book recommendations for this region:
- 11 Waypoints
- 11 Waypoints
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