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Rigi Scheidegg - Rigi Klösterli (or vice versa)

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  • Mit der Luftseilbahn Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg geht's zum Startpunkt der Wanderung
    Mit der Luftseilbahn Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg geht's zum Startpunkt der Wanderung
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Rigi Scheidegg - Hinder Dossen - Rigi Klösterli

Leisurely hike towards the power spot of Rigi Klösterli while enjoying the magnificent panorama.

easy
Distance 5.8 km
1:30 h
0 m
323 m
1,641 m
1,318 m

On this leisurely hike, enjoy views in all directions. Whether it's the Säntis in the east, the Feldberg in the north, the gigantic Bernese Alps in the west or the Uri Alps in the south, all of this seems close enough to touch. Take the cogwheel railway from Goldau to Kräbel station. There you change to the cable car Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg. From Rigi Scheidegg you hike leisurely along the Panorama Trail to Unterstetten. There you leave the old railway track of the Kaltbad-Scheidegg Bahn and hike slightly downhill to Rigi Klösterli. There you take the rack railway back to Goldau.

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

A short visit to the Maria zum Schnee chapel in Rigi Klösterli is highly recommended and gives strength for everyday life.
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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Update: February 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,641 m
Lowest point
1,318 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.55%Nature trail 94.64%Unknown 1.79%
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0.2 km
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5.4 km
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0.1 km
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Rest stops

Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Restaurant Zum goldenen Hirschen

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 Scheidegg (1,641 m)
Coordinates:
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2'682'372E 1'209'051N
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47.027384, 8.522258
DMS
47°01'38.6"N 8°31'20.1"E
UTM
32T 463697 5208318
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Destination

Rigi Klösterli

Turn-by-turn directions

 Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m) - Hinder Dossen (1546 m) - Unterstetten (1451 m) - Rigi Klösterli (1302 m) 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Rigi Scheidegg, the starting point of the hike, can be reached via Goldau by cogwheel railway and the Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg cable car.

Click here for the timetable

Getting there

On the A4 motorway, take the Goldau exit and use the A4 car park.

More info about the approach and parking

Parking

Metered parking is available at the stations of the Rigi Bahnen in Goldau.

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'372E 1'209'051N
DD
47.027384, 8.522258
DMS
47°01'38.6"N 8°31'20.1"E
UTM
32T 463697 5208318
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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
5.8 km
Duration
1:30 h
Descent
323 m
Highest point
1,641 m
Lowest point
1,318 m
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