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The Rigi Schwaendi Trail

Winter Hiking · Central Switzerland
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Rigi Kloesterli – untere Schwaendihütte – Schwaendi – Alp Chaeserenholz – Rigi Kulm

A short hike, which has it in itself. Over a distance of about 4 km you will climb almost 500 metres.

difficult
3.6 km
1:30 h
486 m
23 m

This challenging route is suitable for mountain climbers who like to take a mountain walk. From the pilgrimage site of Rigi Kloesterli, with its Baroque chapel which definetly worth a visit, the path leads then steadily uphill to Alp Schwaendi. On Chaeserenholz you should definitely visit the local alpine dairyman and try his tasty Rigi cheese. The idyllic Alpbeiz invites you to take a well-earned break. Enjoy the view of the snow-covered mountain peaks before tackling the last ascent.

Finally you will reach Rigi Kulm, the highest point of the Rigi, where the panoramic view of the Mittelland and the Alps will reward the efforts of this summit tour.

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

I love to enjoy a piece of Rigi cheese and a cup of coffee in Rigi Chaeserenholz alpine farm.
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Updated: August 27, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,784 m
Lowest point
1,299 m
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Rest Stop

Rigi Kulm Hotel
Rigi Kulm
Alpwirtschaft Chäserenholz
Restaurant Zum goldenen Hirschen
Rigi Pic Snack & Shop

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking routes.

Tips, hints and links

 

 

 

 

Start

Rigi Kloesterli (1,319 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.042989, 8.486171
DMS
47°02'34.8"N 8°29'10.2"E
UTM
32T 460967 5210069
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Destination

Rigi Kulm

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kloesterli (1302 m) – untere Schwaendihütte (1409 m) – Schwaendi (1473 m) – Alp Chaeserenholz (1577 m) – Rigi Kulm (1797 m

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Rigi Kloesterli, the starting point of this hike, is easily accessible via Goldau with the Rigi mountain Railway.

Click here to timetable

Getting there

A4 highway -  exit Goldau - direction Goldau A4 Parkplatz (Car park) of Rigi mountain railways.

Parking

At the Goldau A4 station of Rigi railways there are parking spaces available for a fee.

Further information about how to get 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
47.042989, 8.486171
DMS
47°02'34.8"N 8°29'10.2"E
UTM
32T 460967 5210069
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

High profiled winter equipments: hiking boots, rain coat, drinks, food and walking sticks, when possible.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
486 m
Descent
23 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Groomed snow

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