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The Rigi - Kaenzeli Walk

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

When Mt. Rigi wrapped herself in a wintery white dress, it is the time to be invited by the Queen of the Mountains to have fun in the snow. On Rigi Kaltbad, a panoramic winter hiking trail awaits you.

easy
1.8 km
0:30 h
33 m
33 m
Visit the pretty rock chapel at the starting point of this easy walk. Small icicles are formated in a crevice which as seen just next to the chapel. Here is exactly where the Kaltbad spring flows even in nowadays and attracted tourists as early as the 16th century. It was the initial way of the wellness, which lasts until today in the modern Mineral Bath and Spa Kaltbad from the star architect Mario Botta. The flat path leads through the wintry fairytale forest, past interesting rock formations, to the magnificent Kaenzeli vista point. There you have a phenomenal panoramic view of the Kreuztrichter of Lake Lucerne, Lucerne and the crowning panorama of the Alps. In 1868 Queen Victoria of England visited here and wrote her enthusiasm in her diary.         

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 be inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.

    

Author’s recommendation

In the village grocery at Rigi Kaltbad I always take some regional specialities home for my beloved.
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Updated: August 27, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,466 m
Lowest point
1,435 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Restaurant SunSet
Rigistübli
Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Panorama Restaurant
Klanghotel Bergsonne

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.

 

Start

Rigi Kaltbad (1,437 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.044113, 8.466540
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°27'59.5"E
UTM
32T 459476 5210204
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Destination

Rigi Kaltbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - Kaenzeli (1464 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 Weggis or Vitznau by cogwheel railway or cable car.

Click here to timetable

Getting there

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

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

Parking

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

Further information on getting there 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, 8.466540
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°27'59.5"E
UTM
32T 459476 5210204
w3w 
///down.carefully.directors
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

High profiled winter equipments are needed: hiking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.8 km
Duration
0:30h
Ascent
33 m
Descent
33 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cableway ascent/descent Way cleared Groomed snow

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