Rigi Staffel - Rigi Kloesterli - Malchuskapelle - Rigi Daechli - Goldau
From the Schwyzer Hoehenweg you will hike along the majestic north side of the Rigi. The Goldau valley floor is your hiking destination.
You will start downwards from Rigi Staffel, along the lush lean meadows on the southern slope and can marvel at the famous variety of flowers of the Rigi. For example the troll flower, the male orchid, gentian, kidney vetch, marsh root and much more.
So that the alpine dairymen on the Rigi could attend the weekly church service, in 1688 the Church Bailiff from Arth and his wife donated the chapel "Maria zum Schnee". Today the chapel is considered as one of the most charming mountain chapels. After Rigi Kloesterli you will take the "old Rigi path" to Rigi Daechli. Via the Harmettlenberg you will reach the railway station Arth-Goldau, one of the most important railway junctions in Switzerland. The high platform of the Rigi mountain railways is a lavishly renovated equestrian railway station and with its more than 100 years a building steeped in history.
For your information
You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here.
In order to let our next generation also be inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.
Since this hike does not take up too much time, I recommend that you visit the Tierpark Goldau (The Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park Goldau)
Getting thereA4 highway - exit Goldau
Parking spaces are available at Rigi valley stations. Fees apply.
However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.