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Winter hiking from Rigi Staffel to First

Winter Hiking · Central Switzerland
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  • Rigi Staffel
    / Rigi Staffel
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Winterwanderweg
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Richtung Rotstock
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
  • / Weg Richtung Rigi First
    Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
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Rigi Staffel - Rotstock - Rigi First

This new trail leads from Rigi Staffel via Rotstock to Rigi First with great panoramic views.

moderate
2.2 km
0:50 h
37 m
206 m

From the Rigi Staffel station, the winter hiking trail leads uphill until you reach the summit of the Rotstock. From this magnificent vista point you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Alps and the Kreuztrichter of Lake Lucerne. The trail continues steadily downhill to Rigi First, from where numerous hikes continue. The Rigi Bahn station First-Wölfertschen can also be reached in a few minutes, from where you can comfortably return to Arth-Goldau. A few minutes walk from Rigi First is Rigi Kaltbad. From Rigi Kaltbad you can reach Vitznau by the Rigi Railway or Weggis by cable car.

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

Take a refreshment in the cosy restaurant BärgGnuss at the beginning of your hike and enjoy the fantastic wide view up to the Black Forest.
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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: August 27, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,633 m
Lowest point
1,454 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Rigi-First
Restaurant Bahnhöfli
Restaurant BärgGnuss
Chalet Schild
Gasthaus Rigi-Bärenstube
Klanghotel Bergsonne

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking routes.

Start

Rigi Staffel (1,595 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.053517, 8.474156
DMS
47°03'12.7"N 8°28'27.0"E
UTM
32T 460062 5211245
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Destination

Rigi First

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Staffel (1604 m) - Rotstock (1658 m) - Rigi First (1443 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can reach Rigi Staffel, the starting point of the hike,  by cogwheel train from Vitznau or aerial cable car from Weggis.

Click here to timetable

Getting there

A4 highway - exit Küssnacht am Rigi - direction Weggis - Vitznau 

A4 highway - exit Goldau - direction A4 Parkplatz (Parkplatz A4) of Rigi Mountain Railways

Parking

Parking spaces are avaliable at Rigi valley stations in Vitznau and Goldau A4. Fees apply.

Further information about 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
47.053517, 8.474156
DMS
47°03'12.7"N 8°28'27.0"E
UTM
32T 460062 5211245
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
0:50h
Ascent
37 m
Descent
206 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Way cleared Groomed snow

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