Rigi Kaltbad – Känzeli – Alp Räb – Chrüzboden – Alp Ruodisegg – Seebodenalp - Küssnacht am Rigi
Be prepared for a difference in altitude of 1000 metres from the starting point in Rigi Kaltbad to the end of the trail in Küssnacht. Between the lookout at Känzeli and Räbalp parts of the trail are particularly steep but not dangerous.
The walk to the fantastic lookout at Känzeli is initially flat, so you can get off to a gentle start. The view from the lookout of Lake Lucerne's Kreuztrichter basin is unforgettable. There's also a memorial featuring Goethe's diary entry about his visit to Mt. Rigi. From Känzeli, the trail follows the same route taken by Queen Victoria of England (on horseback) in 1886: a steep but safe descent through the shady Mt. Rigi forest takes you via Alp Räb and Chrüzboden to the cosy alpine pub Ruedisegg. From there the trail flattens out again until Seebodenalp, then descends gently to Küssnacht where William Tell finished off Gessler with his crossbow in a narrow sunken lane.
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.
Getting thereA4 exit Küssnacht am Rigi, follow the signs to Weggis or Vitznau
There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at valley stations. Fees apply.
However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.