The mineral baths offer not only relaxation, recuperation and rest, but also a wellness experience in the heart of a legendary landscape with mountain views.
Rigi Kaltbad has a bathing tradition dating back 600 years. From the Middle Ages onwards, pilgrims sought the healing power of the legendary ‘Spring of the Three Sisters’. Legend has it that those who wished to be healed of their affliction had to recline naked in the ice-cold spring. They then had to submerge themselves three times and run around the bathing chapel, built in the 16th century, while saying the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary Prayer five times each. Today, bathers still benefit from the mineral-rich water of the Spring of the Three Sisters. The spring originates directly by the chapel and boosts visitors’ health and well-being with precious, vitalising minerals.
Mario Botta, the internationally renowned architect, designed the mineral baths. It was created as a place of rest and relaxation. The sacral, sensual ambience of the premises makes it easy to leave behind the hustle and bustle and concerns of everyday life for a spell. During the day, guests at the baths can enjoy the unique views that Rigi Kaltbad offers of the mountain scenery from the indoor and outdoor pools. At night, bathing in the large, washed-out hollows in the rocks beneath gentle crystal downlights in 35-degree water becomes a mystical experience.