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The Rigi - First Trail

Winter Hiking · Central Switzerland
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Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi First - Rigi Kaltbad 

The First trail is a simple but panoramic hiking trail that leads through the enchanting Rigi winter wonderland.

easy
2.4 km
0:30 h
57 m
57 m

The easy walk leads you from the village square Kaltbad to Rigi First. On the flat and very easy walkway with a magnificent view of Lake Lucerne, the reformed mountain church by Zurich architect Ernst Giesel and the typical snow-covered "Nagelfluh" walls deserve special attention. From the First sun terrace, the idyllic upper First Trail leads back to Kaltbad. An enjoyable round trip without any strain.

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.  

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Author’s recommendation

A stay in the Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad to end up the hike relaxingly is highly recommended.
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Updated: August 27, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,493 m
Lowest point
1,437 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Alpwirtschaft Obere First
Hotel Rigi-First
Restaurant SunSet
Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Panorama Restaurant
Chalet Schild
Klanghotel Bergsonne

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.

Tips, hints and links

 

 

 

Start

Rigi Kaltbad (1,438 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.044112, 8.466587
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°27'59.7"E
UTM
32T 459480 5210204
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Destination

Rigi Kaltbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - Rigi First (1453 m) - Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of this hike, is easily accessible from Vitznau by cogwheel railway or cable car from Weggis.

Click here to timetable

 

Getting there

A4 highway - exit Küssnacht -  direction "Weggis - Vitznau"

A4 highway - exit Brunnen -  direction "Vitznau - Weggis"

Parking

At all Rigi valley stations you will find parking spaces at a fee.

Further information on 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
47.044112, 8.466587
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°27'59.7"E
UTM
32T 459480 5210204
w3w 
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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
easy
Distance
2.4 km
Duration
0:30h
Ascent
57 m
Descent
57 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cableway ascent/descent Way cleared Groomed snow

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