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Schwyzer Hoehenweg 2nd stage Rigi - Goldau

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  • Start der Tour: Rigi Staffel
    / Start der Tour: Rigi Staffel
    Photo: Gäste-Service Rigi, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Wanderer auf dem Weg auf die Rigi beim Rigi-Dächli.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Männliches Knabenkraut.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Rigi-Klösterli mit seinen Lagerhäusern.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Blick zurück Richtung unterhalb Klösterli nach Rigi-Staffel.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Die Malchuskapelle und das Alpvieh.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Blick vom Harmettlenberg Richtung Goldau und Mythen.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Steht ganz am Ende der Route. Ein Schluck aus dem Dorfbrunnen.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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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.

moderate
9.1 km
3:10 h
1 m
1089 m

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.

 

Author’s recommendation

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)

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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: May 27, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rigi-Staffel, 1597 m
Lowest point
509 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Rigi Dächli
Restaurant Zum goldenen Hirschen
Restaurant Bahnhöfli
Restaurant BärgGnuss
Alpwirtschaft Heirihütte
Vinothek 14
Restaurant La Piazza
Restaurant Grüne Gans
Cafe Pfenniger
Rigi Staffel
Restaurant Gotthard
Bistro Venezia

Start

Rigi Staffel (1597 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.053623, 8.474230
DMS
47°03'13.0"N 8°28'27.2"E
UTM
32T 460068 5211257
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Destination

Goldau

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Staffel (1607 m) - Rigi Kloesterli (1302 m) - Malchuskapelle (1165 m) - Rigi Daechli (947 m) - Blaetzen - Harmettlenberg (662 m) - Goldau (509 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can reach Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of the hike, via Vitznau by cog railway or cable car from Weggis.

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Getting there

A4 highway -  exit Goldau 

Parking

Parking spaces are available at Rigi valley stations. Fees apply.

Further information about how to get there and parking

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

DD
47.053623, 8.474230
DMS
47°03'13.0"N 8°28'27.2"E
UTM
32T 460068 5211257
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain coat, drinks, food and walking sticks, when possible.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
3:10h
Ascent
1 m
Descent
1089 m
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