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Rigi Kulm - Rigi Wölfertschen First (or vice versa)

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  • Rigi Kulm, Sicht Richtung Goldau & Lauerz
    Rigi Kulm, Sicht Richtung Goldau & Lauerz
    Photo: Wanderblondies, Fabienne Bregenzer & Tina Fischer, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Rigi Kulm - Rigi Staffel - Rigi First - Wölfertschen First Station

Easy hike with grandiose panoramic views and cosy places to stop for refreshments.

easy
Distance 2.3 km
0:50 h
22 m
317 m
1,797 m
1,458 m

An easy hike with a grandiose mountain panorama. Take the cogwheel railway from Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Behind the mountain chapel, a wide path leads down to Rigi Staffel. There you cross the tracks and follow the railway track for a few metres until the path branches off to the left to Rigi First. The subsequent path to Rigi Wölfertschen is also well signposted. Return to Goldau by train. Magnificent views over the Swiss midlands to the Black Forest and the Vosges, to the ring of the Alps as well as breathtaking views of the majestic Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug await you.

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 Bahnhöfli restaurant on Rigi Staffel, I enjoy myself on the large sun terrace.
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Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: February 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,797 m
Lowest point
1,458 m
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Track types

Asphalt 56.78%Forested/wild trail 3.14%Path 40.08%
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1.3 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
0.9 km
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Rest stops

Rigi Pic Snack & Shop
Rigi Kulm-Hotel
Kessiboden-Stubli
Restaurant Bahnhöfli
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 (1,796 m)
Coordinates:
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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 Wölfertschen First

Turn-by-turn directions

 Rigi Kulm (1797 m) - Rigi Staffel (1604 m) - Rigi First (1480 m) - Station Wölfertschen First (1479 m)

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Rigi Kulm, the starting point of the hike, is easily accessible by cogwheel railway. We recommend that you travel via Goldau.

Click here for the timetable.

Getting there

Take the A4 motorway to the Goldau exit.

Approach and parking

Parking

Metered parking is available at the Rigi Bahnen stations (Goldau A4 and Kräbel).

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
2.3 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
22 m
Descent
317 m
Highest point
1,797 m
Lowest point
1,458 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Dog-friendly

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