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RIGI Mountain (Visit the Summit)

A breathtaking panoramic view across the Alps, of 13 lakes and over the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France can be enjoyed from the summit of the Rigi.

The two cog railways from Vitznau (Europe’s first cog railway back in 1871) and Goldau, together with the panorama cable car from Weggis, make the journey up the mountain alone a truly unforgettable experience.

In winter, the view of the vast sea of fog becomes a unique experience. 35 km of groomed winter hiking trails, four toboggan runs and ski pistes offer everything for the perfect winter’s day. There are also three signposted snowshoe trails from Rigi Kulm. Other facilities include ski and snowboard courses, night skiing and tobogganing, guided snowshoe tours, the “Pinocchio” kids’ play areas on Rigi First, Rigi Staffel, Rigi Scheidegg, Rigi Burggeist and Seebodenalp as well as a natural ice rink. Winter on the Rigi – experience the magic of nature in its most romantic form.

Covering around 90 km2, this car-free holiday and recreation area with 120 km of well signposted hiking trails is perfect for walks and mountain hikes. The magnificent Alpine flora and unique views of the lakes and mountains will delight every hiker. Guests can watch incomparable sunrises on the Rigi and linger on the sun terraces of many hotels and restaurants. There are also rustic-style covered barbecue sites (“Gruebis”) for a cosy picnic from your rucksack.


Open 7/7

Closure because of maitenance works cable car Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad
18. April 2017 to 12. May 2017
6. November 2017 to 17. November 2017



On may 21, 1871, Europe`s first mountain railway departed on its inaugural ascent from Vitznau to Rigi Staffelhöhe – a milestone in history of Mount Rigi. Today, Mount Rigi and its cogwheel railways and aerial cable cars mean heaven to mountain railways aficionados. Some come aboard, have a seat and enjoy the ride. The breathtaking views will make it an unforgettably impressive travel experience.

Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad timetable

Route: Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad

Year 2017 (11. December 2016 – 09. December 2017)
Timetable Weggis 2017 (pdf – 553.17 kB)

Closure because of maitenance works cable car Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad

18. April 2017 to 12. May 2017
6. November 2017 to 17. November 2017

  • Address Rigi Bahnen Station Weggis

    Rigi Bahnen Station Weggis
    Rigistrasse 77
    6353 Wiggis

  • Phone

    Phone : +41 41 390 18 44
    Fax : +41 41 390 26 10

Vitznau – Rigi Kulm timetable

Route: Vitznau – Mittlerschwanden – Grubisbalm – Freibergen – Romiti Felsentor – Rigi Kaltbad/First – Staffelhöhe – Staffel – Rigi Kulm

Winter 2016/17 (valid from 11th of december 2016)
Timetable Vitznau Wi 16/17 (pdf – 243.61 kB)

Summer 2017 (valid from 14th of April 2017)
Timetable Vitznau Summer 17 (pdf – 574.69 kB)

  • Address Rigi Bahnen Station Vitznau

    Rigi Bahnen Station Vitznau
    Bahnhofstrasse 7
    6354 Vitznau

  • Phone

    Phone : +41 41 399 87 87
    Fax : +41 41 399 87 00