In 1871, Europe’s first mountain railway made it to this striking viewing point. Today, two cog railways – one from Vitznau and one from Arth-Goldau – travel to the Rigi Kulm and its summit hotel. From Weggis, an aerial cableway leads directly to Rigi-Kaltbad. The summit view onto 13 lakes, into the Alps and towards the Black Forrest delights guests from near and far.
By the way: Rigi is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass.
Altitude: 1,798 m a.s.l.
Arrival: Boat or bus to Vitznau, continuing on the cog railway to Rigi Kulm; train or bus to Art-Goldau, continuing on the cog railway to Rigi Kulm; boat or bus to Weggis, continuing on the areal cableway to Rigi Kaltbad
Timetable: Operates year-round
Travel duration to summit: 30 minutes from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm; 37 minutes from Goldau to Rigi Kulm; 10 minutes from Weggis to Rigi Kulm
Attractions: 360-degree panorama on the summit, special steam train rides, Rigi Kaltbad mineral bath & spa
Food & beverage: Around 30 mountain inns on the mountain
Specials: Fully included in the Swiss Travel Pass; 200 years Rigi Kulm Hotel (1816 - 2016)
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