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Rigi - Seebodenalp "Path of Grüezi"

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  • / Station Rigi Staffel
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Weg Richtung Seebodenalp
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Richtung Seebodenalp
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Aussicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Aussicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Alpwirtschaft Holderen
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Alpwirtschaft Holderen
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Wegweisertafeln bei der Bergstation Seebodenalp
    Photo: RALPH WELLINGwelling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
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Rigi Kulm – Rigi Staffel – Holderen – Seebodenalp

An asphalt path connects Rigi Kulm to Rigi Staffel. From Rigi Staffel, the descent to Seebodenalp is relatively short but at times quite steep.

easy
4.4 km
1:30 h
7 m
744 m

This pleasant descent from the summit of Mt. Rigi is one of the most popular walking trails on the "Queen of the Mountains". It features a captivating view of the Alps and the Swiss plateau, yet isn't excessively strenuous. From Rigi Staffel onwards the path becomes very steep, so your knees and calves will definitely get a workout. Back in 1868, this route was even completed by Queen Victoria of England – albeit on horseback. Needless to say, you will have earned a well-deserved break by the time you reach Seebodenalp, before you catch an aerial cable car back down to Küssnacht.

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.

Author’s recommendation

Gönnen Sie sich auf der lieblichen Seebodenalp eine Verschnaufpause, bevor es danach per Luftseilbahn runter nach Küssnacht geht. 
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rigi Kulm, 1,763 m
Lowest point
Seebodenalp, 1,019 m
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Rest Stop

Rigi Kulm Hotel
Restaurant Bahnhöfli
Rigi Pic Snack & Shop
Hotel Restaurant Rigi Seebodenalp
Grod-Beizli

Start

Rigi Kulm (1,762 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.055653, 8.484093
DMS
47°03'20.4"N 8°29'02.7"E
UTM
32T 460818 5211477
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Destination

Seebodenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kulm (1748 m) – Rigi Staffel (1604 m) – Holderen (1116 m) – Seebodenalp (1020 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

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.

Getting there

Vitznau: A4 exit Küssnacht am Rigi, follow the signs to Vitznau

Goldau: A4 exit Goldau, follow the signs to the open air parking lot A4 of RIGI BAHNEN AG

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at the valley stations. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

DD
47.055653, 8.484093
DMS
47°03'20.4"N 8°29'02.7"E
UTM
32T 460818 5211477
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Festes Schuhwerk und dem Wetter angepasste Kleidung empfohlen. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
7 m
Descent
744 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available

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