This is the most popular panoramic mountain amongst swiss people and lies like a peninsula amidst three lakes: Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and Lake Lauerz. Rigi made a name for itself very early on as a perfect hiking destination.
The Rigi Classic is a straightforward high-altitude hike from Rigi Kulm to Rigi Staffel, which does not present any particular challenges for hikers. This pleasant route offers incredible panoramas across the Swiss plateau and you can also enjoy the view down towards breathtaking Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug. This hike is truly delightful and requires minimal effort as the trail runs gently down to the valley, covering a good 300-metre cumulative elevation gain.
You will find everything your gourmet heart desires on the Rigi. You can look forward to numerous restaurants to indulge in regional and seasonal delicacies after your tour of discovery. From the classic Rigi fondue to a GaultMillau dish – the next meal stop is never far away on the Rigi. One example is the BärgGnuss restaurant on Rigi Staffel, which invites you to relax awhile and enjoy.
The historical rail fun begins in Vitznau at the base of Mount Rigi, which ist also known as the “Queen of the Mountains”. What started as the first mountain railway in Europe in 1871, is now a unique service offering everything from historical cultural heritage to the modern railway and with its own catering outlets. Since March 2022, the brand new trains of RIGI BAHNEN AG have been running between Vitznau and Rigi Kulm.
For 65 years, the Mount Rigi railway operated via steam traction. In the first half of the 20th century, electrification took place in stages. The current railway company RIGI BAHNEN AG operates the two standard gauge cogwheel railways from Arth-Goldau and Vitznau and the Weggis-Rigi Kaltbad cableway. It is also the operator of the Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg cableway. The vision of the mountain railway pioneer Riggenbach has been at the heart of the company for almost 150 years. Besides the regularly scheduled trains, Mount Rigi Railways owns an exceptional fleet of nostalgic wagons and vehicles for special journeys, with several historical examples still in service.