Winter Hiking
2.2 km
Travel time
approx. 1 h
Tour details
Tour details
Photo: RIGI BAHNEN AG, Gäste-Service Rigi
Winterwandern Rotstock
Photo: Elmar Bossard, RIGI BAHNEN AG

Rigi Staffel - Rotstock - Rigi First

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

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.


Technical details

Tour type
Winter Hiking
Starting point
Rigi Staffel
Point of arrival
Rigi First
3 / 6
37 m
179 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, November, December

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

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking routes.


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

Author’s advice

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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Good to know


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.

Arrival / Return journey

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

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

Accessible by bus and train
Public transport

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