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The varied one: Seebodenalp - Rigi Kulm (or vice versa)

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  • Die Baumallee mit Sicht auf die Holderen-Hütte
    / Die Baumallee mit Sicht auf die Holderen-Hütte
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Fotograf Stefan Zürrer, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Tierische Freunde begrüssen Sie auf der Seebodenalp
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Fotograf Stefan Zürrer, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Es erwartet Sie ein steiler Anstieg bis zum Gipfel
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Seebodenalp - Grodboden - Holderen - Düssen - Rigi Staffel - Rigi Kulm
difficult
Distance 4.6 km
2:15 h
782 m
0 m
1,797 m
1,015 m

This popular hiking route takes you from Küssnacht am Rigi to the Queen of the Mountains. Take the cable car from Küssnacht to Seebodenalp. From there you hike along corridor roads and alpine pastures in the direction of the Holderen hut. A challenging climb continues over the Rütlersplangg to the Gruebi in Düssen (covered fireplace). Through the shady mountain forest up to Rigi Staffel station and on to Rigi Kulm. At the summit you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the whole of Central Switzerland and large parts of the Mittelland. 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 end of the tour, I like to enjoy a hearty Rigi sausage at the Rigi Kulm Hotel.
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Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: February 11, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
1,797 m
Lowest point
1,015 m
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Rest stops

Hotel Restaurant Rigi Seebodenalp
Rigi Pic Snack & Shop
Rigi Kulm-Hotel

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 Kulm

Turn-by-turn directions

Seebodenalp (1020 m) - Grodboden (1030 m) - Holderen (1116 m) - Düssen (1300 m) - Rigi Staffel (1604 m) - Rigi Kulm (1797 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
difficult
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
782 m
Highest point
1,797 m
Lowest point
1,015 m
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