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The panoramic one: Rigi Scheidegg - Seebodenalp (or vice versa)

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Rigi Scheidegg - Unterstetten - Rigi Kaltbad - Känzeli - Seebodenalp

This leisurely hike takes you along the comfortable panoramic path to Rigi Kaltbad and on to Seebodenalp. The magnificent panorama of Lake Lucerne and the Bernese Alps is your constant companion.

moderate
Distance 10.9 km
3:25 h
192 m
818 m
1,685 m
1,015 m

From Rigi Scheidegg you hike leisurely along the Panorama Trail to Unterstetten. You hike around the Würzenstock and the view sweeps to the Rigi Kulm summit and over the Mythen. Behind the Würzenstock you have a choice: either follow the impressive rock path to Rigi Kaltbad-First or stay on the equally beautiful Panorama Trail, which is laid out on the route of the former Rigi Scheidegg-Kaltbad railway.

At the Känzeli vantage point, it is worth pausing for a moment to enjoy the gigantic panorama before starting the descent to Seebodenalp. This hike can also be done in the opposite direction, but then it is much more strenuous.

 

Notes

The current operating status of the railways and hiking trails can be found here. So that future generations can also enjoy the Queen of the Mountains, we ask you to dispose of your waste at the stations or take it home with you. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

I like to visit the Hotel Rigi Kaltbad during a stopover to fortify myself with delicious food for the descent to Seebodenalp.
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Update: February 11, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,685 m
Lowest point
1,015 m
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Rest stops

Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Panorama Restaurant
Hotel Restaurant Rigi Seebodenalp

Start

Rigi Scheidegg (1,641 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'682'371E 1'209'050N
DD
47.027381, 8.522245
DMS
47°01'38.6"N 8°31'20.1"E
UTM
32T 463696 5208317
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Destination

Seebodenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m) - Hinter Dossen (1546 m) -  Unterstetten (1451 m) - Rigi First (1453 m) - Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - Känzeli (1464 m) - Räbalp (1124 m) - Seebodenalp (1020 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Rigi Scheidegg, the starting point of the hike, can be reached via Goldau by cogwheel railway and the Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg cable car.

Click here for the timetable

Getting there

On the A4 motorway, take the Goldau exit and use the A4 car park.

More info about the approach and parking

Parking

Metered parking is available at the stations of the Rigi Bahnen in Goldau.

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'371E 1'209'050N
DD
47.027381, 8.522245
DMS
47°01'38.6"N 8°31'20.1"E
UTM
32T 463696 5208317
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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
moderate
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
3:25 h
Ascent
192 m
Descent
818 m
Highest point
1,685 m
Lowest point
1,015 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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