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Rigi Floral Trail - From Rigi Staffel to Rigi First

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  • Blumenpfad
    / Blumenpfad
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Rigi Staffel
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Rigi Staffel nach Staffelhöhe
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Unterhalb der Station Rigi Staffel
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Blumenpfad
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Blumenpfad
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Blumenpfad
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Wegweiser Blumenpfad
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Staffelhöhe
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Staffelhöhe
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Blumenpfad
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Oberhalb vom Aussichtspunkt Känzeli
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Aussichtspunkt Känzeli
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Känzeli
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • /
    Photo: RALPH WELLING www.welling.ch, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Felsenweg
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
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Rigi Staffel - Rigi Staffelhöhe - Känzeli – Rigi Kaltbad – Felsenweg - Rigi First

A very easy walk on well-made paths. In the area around Rigi Kaltbad/Rigi First it's even suitable for prams and wheelchairs. The Felsenweg is closed in winter. After the walk you can catch a train back down to the valley from Rigi Wölfertschen-First, Rigi Klösterli or Rigi Kaltbad.

easy
5.1 km
1:30 h
3 m
175 m

This nature tour offers both stunning views and fascinating insights into the diverse plant life and geology of Mt. Rigi. During the flowering season, around 200 kinds of plant are signposted on the side of the walking trail – some of which are incredibly rare. A free floral trail brochure with plenty of pictures is available from the Rigi Bahn valley stations and the Tourist Information Centre in Kaltbad. Between Kaltbad and First, there's an info board explaining how the "Queen of the Mountains" was formed. On this part of the trail the typical Mt. Rigi conglomerate rock known as "Nagelfluh" is clearly visible.

For your information

In order to let our next generation also could enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all of the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

On this instructive hike I recommend a short rest at the Rigi Känzeli. You will be fascinated by the stunning view.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rigi Staffel, 1,605 m
Lowest point
Rigi First, 1,430 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Bistro by Regina Montium
Restaurant BärgGnuss
Chalet Schild
Restaurant SunSet
Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Restaurant Bahnhöfli

Start

Rigi Staffel (1,603 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.053481, 8.474095
DMS
47°03'12.5"N 8°28'26.7"E
UTM
32T 460057 5211241
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Destination

Felsenweg

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Staffel (1604 m) - Rigi Staffelhöhe (1565 m) - Rigi Känzeli (1464 m) - Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - Rigi First (1480 m) - Felsenweg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

Rigi Staffel, the starting point of the hike, can be easily reached via Arth-Goldau or Vitznau with the cogwheel railways of RIGI BAHNEN AG.

Getting there

Take the exit A4 Küssnacht and drive via Weggis to Vitznau or take the exit A4 Goldau.

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at valley stations. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

DD
47.053481, 8.474095
DMS
47°03'12.5"N 8°28'26.7"E
UTM
32T 460057 5211241
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Equipment

Festes Schuhwerk und witterungsbedingte Kleidung empfohlen.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
3 m
Descent
175 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent Suitable for strollers

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