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The rural route: Seebodenalp - Rigi Kaltbad (or vice versa)

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    Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Die St. Wendelinskapelle oberhalb von Küssnacht
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Fotograf Stefan Zürrer, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Baumallee Seebodenalp
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Fotograf Stefan Zürrer, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Alpwirtschaft Räb
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Geniessen Sie die Aussicht beim Känzeli
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Seebodenalp - Alp Ruodisegg - Alp Räb - Känzeli - Rigi Kaltbad

An impressive mountain experience awaits you. The hiking route scores with breathtaking panoramic views and untouched nature.

moderate
Distance 5 km
2:00 h
449 m
49 m
1,464 m
1,015 m

The Seebodenalp hikers' paradise is situated on a large, protruding terrace at 1020m a.s.l. above Küssnacht am Rigi. You hike leisurely on the first section of the trail, practically flat through the avenue of trees. On your route you pass the Ruodisegg alp, before taking the steeper ascent towards the Räb alp under your feet. From the alpine farm, the path becomes even steeper, but the view at Rigi Känzeli is worth the effort. The hike can also be done in the opposite direction.

 

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

At the Känzeli vantage point, I pause briefly to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the Lucerne lake basin and the Alps.
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Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: February 11, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,464 m
Lowest point
1,015 m
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Rest stops

Hotel Restaurant Rigi Seebodenalp
Alpwirtschaft Räbalp
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Gratalp Stübli

Start

Seebodenalp (1,015 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'678'008E 1'213'664N
DD
47.069403, 8.465648
DMS
47°04'09.9"N 8°27'56.3"E
UTM
32T 459428 5213015
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Destination

Rigi Kaltbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Seebodenalp  (1020 m) – Alp Ruodisegg (1040 m) - Alp Räb (1124 m) – Känzeli (1464 m) – Rigi Kaltbad (1456 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take public transport to the valley station of the Küssnacht-Seebodenalp cable car. The cable car is in continuous operation when the number of guests is high.

To the timetable

Getting there

Take the A4 motorway to the Küssnacht am Rigi exit and follow the signs for Weggis - Vitznau.

Approach and parking

Parking

Metered parking is available at the valley station of the Küssnacht-Seebodenalp cable car.

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'678'008E 1'213'664N
DD
47.069403, 8.465648
DMS
47°04'09.9"N 8°27'56.3"E
UTM
32T 459428 5213015
w3w 
///manicured.standard.arrive
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
5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
449 m
Descent
49 m
Highest point
1,464 m
Lowest point
1,015 m
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