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The steep trail: Seebodenalp - Rigi Staffel (or vice versa)

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  • Steiler Anstieg mit traumhafter Aussicht
    / Steiler Anstieg mit traumhafter Aussicht
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Gönnen Sie sich eine kurze Pause vor dem strengen Aufstieg
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Mit der Luftseilbahn geht's hoch auf die Seebodenalp
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Seebodenalp - Grodboden - Holderen - Düssen - Rigi Staffel

Many hiking options lead from Seebodenalp to the Rigi.

difficult
Distance 3.4 km
1:40 h
590 m
0 m
1,606 m
1,016 m

The starting point of this challenging hike on the north slope of the Rigi is the hiking paradise of Seebodenalp. It is situated on a large, protruding terrace at 1020 m.a.s.l. above Küssnacht am Rigi. Lake Lucerne glistens at your feet and Rigi Kulm towers high above. The fastest and most comfortable way to reach the forest-lined alp is by cable car from Küssnacht to Seebodenalp. Rustic mountain restaurants invite you to enjoy and stay a while.

 

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

As a reward, I treat myself to a cool Rigi beer at the Lok 7 restaurant on Rigi Staffel. Brewed at the Hotel Seebodenalp.
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Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: February 11, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,606 m
Lowest point
1,016 m
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Rest stops

Hotel Restaurant Rigi Seebodenalp
Restaurant BärgGnuss
Restaurant Bahnhöfli

Start

Seebodenalp (1,015 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'678'009E 1'213'661N
DD
47.069373, 8.465656
DMS
47°04'09.7"N 8°27'56.4"E
UTM
32T 459428 5213011
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Destination

Rigi Staffel

Turn-by-turn directions

Seebodenalp (1020 m) - Grodboden (1030 m) - Holderen (1116 m) - Düssen (1300 m) - Rigi Staffel (1604 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
2'678'009E 1'213'661N
DD
47.069373, 8.465656
DMS
47°04'09.7"N 8°27'56.4"E
UTM
32T 459428 5213011
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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
difficult
Distance
3.4 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
590 m
Highest point
1,606 m
Lowest point
1,016 m
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