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Winter Hiking

The Rigi Panorama Path

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Rigi Kaltbad – First – Unterstetten – Hinder Dossen – Rigi Scheidegg  

The panoramic hike from Rigi Kaltbad to Rigi Scheidegg is wonderful just like a winter dream. In this entire area you will find inviting restaurants with panoramic terraces or hearty picknick places with prefilled firewood. Even in winter!

moderate
7.1 km
2:00 h
243 m
54 m

Enjoy the unique 360° panoramic view on the 7 km long panorama hiking trail. This route is ideal for passionate hikers.

Many interesting contempororay witnesses of the former Rigi-Scheidegg Railway can be discovered along this way. This route takes you through the old railway bridge, then a tunnel, pass by a disused passenger couch and a water filling station for the steam locomotives. The view of the Alps and the Schwyz basin is just magnificent. From Rigi Scheidegg you can take the cable car back to Goldau via Kräbel.

This hike can also be taken in the opposite direction.

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 the waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

At the end of the hike I recommend to take refreshment in the mountain inn Rigi Scheidegg with their local products.
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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: December 13, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,626 m
Lowest point
1,424 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel-Restaurant Alpina
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Alpwirtschaft Obere First
Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Berggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Gasthaus Rigi-Bärenstube
Chalet Schild
Berghaus Unterstetten
Alpencafè Rigi Maison
Klanghotel Bergsonne

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.

Start

Rigi Kaltbad (1,437 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.044108, 8.466812
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°28'00.5"E
UTM
32T 459497 5210203
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Destination

Rigi Scheidegg

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) – First (1453 m) – Unterstetten ( 1451 m) – Hinder Dossen (1546 m) – Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can reach Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of this hike, from Vitznau by cogwheel railway or cable car from Weggis.

Click here to timetable

Getting there

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

Further information on parking

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
47.044108, 8.466812
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°28'00.5"E
UTM
32T 459497 5210203
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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Reviews

4.5
(2)
Judith Peeters
April 03, 2018 · Community
Empfelungswürdig!
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Completed this Route on April 02, 2018
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Stefanie Coletta
January 18, 2018 · Community
Foto von Winterwandern: Rigi - Panoramaweg • Zentralschweiz (18.01.2018 20:42:11 #1)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.1 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
243 m
Descent
54 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Way cleared Groomed snow

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