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Rigi Kulm - Rigi Staffelhöhe (or vice versa)

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Rigi Kulm - Rigi Staffel - Rigi Staffelhöhe

This panoramic hike leads steadily downhill and offers views of several lakes, mountains and the midlands.

easy
Distance 2.2 km
0:40 h
2 m
242 m
1,797 m
1,555 m

This high-altitude hike starts at just under 1,800 metres above sea level. The hiking trail is very wide and can also be walked effortlessly with a pram.

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

At the Kräuterhotel Edelweiss I enjoy the excellent natural cuisine with many products from the hotel's own garden.
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Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: February 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,797 m
Lowest point
1,555 m
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Track types

Asphalt 64.75%Nature trail 9.60%Path 25.63%
Asphalt
1.4 km
Nature trail
0.2 km
Path
0.6 km
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Rest stops

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

Start

Rigi Kulm (1,796 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'679'525E 1'212'269N
DD
47.056674, 8.485373
DMS
47°03'24.0"N 8°29'07.3"E
UTM
32T 460916 5211590
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Destination

Rigi Staffelhöhe

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kulm (1797 m) - Rigi Staffel (1604 m) - Rigi Staffelhöhe (1550 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach the Rigi Kulm station by cogwheel railway from Vitznau.

Click here for the timetable

Getting there

Exit A4 towards Küssnacht, follow signs to Vitznau.

You can reach the Rigi Kulm or Rigi Staffelhöhe stations by cogwheel railway from Vitznau.

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
2'679'525E 1'212'269N
DD
47.056674, 8.485373
DMS
47°03'24.0"N 8°29'07.3"E
UTM
32T 460916 5211590
w3w 
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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.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
0:40 h
Ascent
2 m
Descent
242 m
Highest point
1,797 m
Lowest point
1,555 m
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