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Rigi - The Path of Nature Treasures

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Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi First - Unterstetten - Seeweg - Glettialp - Hinterbergen

From Rigi Kaltbad the hike leads flat along the former route of the Rigi-Kaltbad-Scheidegg-Railway (1874 to 1931). From Rigi First you can reach Unterstetten via a rocky path. 

moderate
5.7 km
2:30 h
94 m
469 m

Breathtaking views from the vertical rock wall and enchanting nature characterise the path of natural treasures from Rigi Kaltbad to Hinterbergen. Throughout this tour, you will greet the mighty Alpine peaks within your horizon - partly even covered with "eternal snow".

A large part of the trail leads over lush alpine pastures. From Rigi First, 12 information boards provide insights into the biodiversity and natural treasures of the Rigi. The rocky structure, natural history and mild sea climate of the Rigi south face have contributed creating a rich flora and fauna. From Rigi Unterstetten follows a short ascent to the Seeweg (lake route), which leads via Glettialp all the way downhill to Hinterbergen. Lake Lucerne with its signature shape lies at your feet. From Hinterbergen the cable car will take you back to Vitznau.

 

For your information 

You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here .

In order to let our next generation also inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of the waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

Take a short break on one of the plenty banches - an effortless way of discover oneself. 
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Updated: December 01, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,487 m
Lowest point
1,063 m
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Rest Stop

Berghaus Unterstetten
Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Gasthaus Rigi-Bärenstube
Bergrestaurant Hinterbergen
Chalet Schild
Panorama Restaurant
Rigistübli
Gratalp Stübli
Klanghotel Bergsonne

Start

Rigi Kaltbad (1,437 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.044113, 8.466727
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°28'00.2"E
UTM
32T 459491 5210204
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Destination

Hinterbergen

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1437 m) – Rigi First (1453 m) – Felsenweg – Rigi Unterstetten (1451 m) – Seeweg – Glettialp (1390 m) – Hinterbergen (1063 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can reach Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of the hike trail, via Vitznau by cog railway or cable car via Weggis.

Click here to current timetable

Getting there

A4 highway - exit Brunnen - direction Vitznau - Weggis

A4 highway - exit Küssnacht - direction Weggis - Vitznau

Parking

At the stations of the Rigi Railways you will find parking spaces at a fee.

Further information on arrival and parking

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment. 

Coordinates

DD
47.044113, 8.466727
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°28'00.2"E
UTM
32T 459491 5210204
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible. 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
94 m
Descent
469 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights

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