Source: Schwyzer Wanderwege
Author: Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi Kaltbad - Kaenzeli - Rigi Kulm - Chaeserenholz - Rigi Kloesterli
A route full of highlights. From the view at Rigi Kaenzeli where Queen Victoria of England was already thrilled during her visit in 1868.
The hike starts at the "village square" Rigi Kaltbad. After the rock chapel, this flat path leads from Rigi Kaltbad through secluded forest areas, past interesting rock formations, to the Kaenzeli vista point. There you have a majestic view of Lake Lucerne and the crowning panorama of the Alps.
From here you will hike uphill all the time to Rigi Staffelhöhe. After 100 metres of altitude difference you will reach Rigi Kulm, the highest peak of the Rigi with a spectacular 360° panoramic view. On the descent to Rigi Klösterli you should definitely stop by the well-known cheese dairy Chaeserenholz and taste the tasty alp cheese. The trail continues to Ober-Schwändi and finally to Rigi Klösterli. In Rigi Klösterli the 300 year old chapel "Maria zum Schnee" is worth a visit. The pretty pilgrimage chapel is one of the most beautiful mountain chapels in the world.
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.
Rigi Kaltbad (1437 m) – Kaenzeli (1464 m) - Rigi Staffel (1604 m) - Rigi Kulm (1797 m) - Chaeserenholz (1577 m) - Rigi Kloesterli (1302 m)
High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible.
My Recommedation is having a break at the Kaenzeli vista point to enjoy the magnificent view.
At the stations of the Mt.Rigi Railways you will find parking spaces for a fee.
However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.
A4 highway, exit Brunnen, direction Vitznau - Weggis
A4 highway, exit Küssnacht, direction Weggis - Vitznau
From Weggis via cable car to Rigi Kaltbad
From Vitznau via train to Rigi Kaltbad
Shortcut with mountain railways
With presenting of your personal Schwyzer Valley and Summit Tourpass, you will receive a 20% discount on single rides with the mountain railways (can not combined with other discounts)
Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi Kulm / time savings approx. 1h 30min
Rigi Kulm - Rigi Klösterli / time savings about 1h 15min