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Rigi Staffel - Rigi Kaltbad (or vice versa)

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  • Die Aussichtsplattform Känzeli ist das Highlight dieser Tour
    Die Aussichtsplattform Känzeli ist das Highlight dieser Tour
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Rigi Staffel - Rigi Staffelhöhe - Känzeli - Rigi Kaltbad.

Leisurely hike with gigantic panoramic views of mountains and lakes.

easy
Distance 3.1 km
0:50 h
2 m
169 m
1,605 m
1,435 m

The starting point of this effortless high-altitude hike is the Rigi Staffel railway station. On the Känzeli viewing platform you can take a break and enjoy the spectacular low view of the cross funnel of Lake Lucerne.

The hike can also be done in the opposite direction.

Author’s recommendation

A refreshing bath after the hike in the Mineralbad & SPA in Rigi Kaltbad relaxes muscles and senses and gives strength for everyday life.
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Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: February 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,605 m
Lowest point
1,435 m
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Rest stops

Restaurant Bahnhöfli
Restaurant BärgGnuss
Gourmet Restaurant Regina Montium
Bistro by Regina Montium
Rigistübli
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Hotel Restaurant Alpina

Start

Rigi Staffel (1,603 m)
Coordinates:
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2'678'674E 1'211'902N
DD
47.053478, 8.474101
DMS
47°03'12.5"N 8°28'26.8"E
UTM
32T 460058 5211241
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Destination

Rigi Kaltbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Staffel (1604 m) - Rigi Staffelhöhe (1565 m) - Känzeli (1464 m) - Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m)

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach the Rigi Staffel station by cog railway from Vitznau.

Click here for the timetable

Getting there

Leave the A4 in the direction of Küssnacht. Follow the signs to Vitznau.

Parking

Metered parking is available at the valley station of the Vitznau cogwheel train.

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'678'674E 1'211'902N
DD
47.053478, 8.474101
DMS
47°03'12.5"N 8°28'26.8"E
UTM
32T 460058 5211241
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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
3.1 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
2 m
Descent
169 m
Highest point
1,605 m
Lowest point
1,435 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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