Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking Trail recommended route

Rigi Kulm - Rigi Staffel (or vice versa)

Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
Responsible for this content
Schwyzer Wanderwege Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Die Wanderung Rigi Kulm - Rigi Staffel ist auch mit dem Kinderwagen möglich
    Die Wanderung Rigi Kulm - Rigi Staffel ist auch mit dem Kinderwagen möglich
    Photo: Wanderblondies, Fabienne Bregenzer & Tina Fischer, Schwyzer Wanderwege
m 1800 1750 1700 1650 1600 1550 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Rigi Kulm-Hotel Restaurant Bahnhöfli Restaurant Lok 7
Light enjoyment hike with gigantic panoramic views.
easy
Distance 1.1 km
0:30 h
1 m
160 m
1,764 m
1,605 m

Take the cog railway from Goldau or Vitznau up to Rigi Kulm. Behind the mountain chapel, a wide hiking trail leads down to the Rigi Staffel station. This effortless high-altitude hike offers you magnificent views over the Swiss midlands to the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains. Be enchanted by spectacular sweeping views of the Vierwaldstättersee and Zugersee lakes. Awaiting you is a high level of enjoyment with minimal effort.

The hike can also be done in the opposite direction.

 

Notes

The current operating status of the railways and hiking trails can be found here. So that future generations can also enjoy the Queen of the Mountains, we ask you to dispose of your waste at the stations or take it home with you. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

I like to enjoy the delicious regional specialities at the Lok 7 restaurant in Rigi Staffel.
Profile picture of Gäste-Service Rigi
Author
Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: February 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,764 m
Lowest point
1,605 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Track types

Asphalt 100.02%
Asphalt
1.1 km
Show elevation profile

Rest stops

Rigi Kulm-Hotel
Restaurant Bahnhöfli
Rigi Pic Snack & Shop
Restaurant BärgGnuss

Safety information

Den aktuellen Betriebszustand der Bahnen und Wanderwege finden Sie hier.

Damit sich auch zukünftige Generationen an der Königin der Berge erfreuen können, bitten wir Sie, Ihren Abfall an den Stationen der Rigi Bahnen zu entsorgen. Danke. 

Start

Rigi Kulm (1,764 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'679'437E 1'212'159N
DD
47.055699, 8.484196
DMS
47°03'20.5"N 8°29'03.1"E
UTM
32T 460826 5211482
w3w 
///tracks.mailer.shrub
Show on Map

Destination

Rigi Staffel

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kulm (1748 m) – Rigi Staffel (1604 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Rigi Kulm, the starting point of the hike, is easily reached by cogwheel railway from Vitznau or Goldau.

Click here for the timetable

Getting there

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

Goldau: A4 exit Goldau, follow signs to car park A4 of the Rigi Bahnen.

Approach and parking

Parking

Metered parking is available at the Rigi Bahnen stations (Goldau A4, Kräbel & Vitznau). 

However, we recommend public transport instead of a car: sit back, enjoy and do something good for the environment to boot.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'679'437E 1'212'159N
DD
47.055699, 8.484196
DMS
47°03'20.5"N 8°29'03.1"E
UTM
32T 460826 5211482
w3w 
///tracks.mailer.shrub
Show on Map
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes and clothing suitable for the weather. Possibly walking sticks. Food and drinks for the road.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.1 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
1 m
Descent
160 m
Highest point
1,764 m
Lowest point
1,605 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Summit route Dog-friendly Suitable for strollers

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
  • 7 Waypoints
  • 7 Waypoints
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view