848 Rigi-Panoramaweg
848 Rigi-Panoramaweg

Hiking

Rigi-Panoramaweg

Rigi-Panoramaweg

Rigi First–Rigi Scheidegg

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Rigi-Panoramaweg

Rigi-Panoramaweg

The route starts a the Arth-Goldau RB station from where you take the Rigibahn to Rigi Wölfertschen-First. This is the beginning of the demanding route, with breathtaking panoramic views accompanying you along the entire way.
This popular high-level path is stunning, affording views of the Vierwaldstätter (Lake Lucerne), the Zugersee lake, the Lake Lauerz and the impressive Alps. Not to mention a slice of history! The path leads along the route of the former Scheidegg Railway, easily recognizable for the old railway bridges, short tunnels and decommissioned wagon, which you pass in the midst of natural surroundings.

Lush, green hills, wild meadows and fascinating rock formations line the route. The spectacular panorama, with it's glistening lakes and backdrop of towering Alps, appears as if it had been painted. The stunningly scenic route leads across the slope, partly through shady forests and repeatedly passing sections of old railway track, a witness to railway history.

There are sufficient comfortable places and barbecue spots to take a break en route. And at all times you are treated to magnificent far-reaching views. Alpine restaurants also offer the chance to stop for refreshments. The route remains varied, fascinating and picturesque all the way to the destination at Rigi-Scheidegg.
The route starts a the Arth-Goldau RB station from where you take the Rigibahn to Rigi Wölfertschen-First. This is the beginning of the demanding route, with breathtaking panoramic views accompanying you along the entire way.
This popular high-level path is stunning, affording views of the Vierwaldstätter (Lake Lucerne), the Zugersee lake, the Lake Lauerz and the impressive Alps. Not to mention a slice of history! The path leads along the route of the former Scheidegg Railway, easily recognizable for the old railway bridges, short tunnels and decommissioned wagon, which you pass in the midst of natural surroundings.

Lush, green hills, wild meadows and fascinating rock formations line the route. The spectacular panorama, with it's glistening lakes and backdrop of towering Alps, appears as if it had been painted. The stunningly scenic route leads across the slope, partly through shady forests and repeatedly passing sections of old railway track, a witness to railway history.

There are sufficient comfortable places and barbecue spots to take a break en route. And at all times you are treated to magnificent far-reaching views. Alpine restaurants also offer the chance to stop for refreshments. The route remains varied, fascinating and picturesque all the way to the destination at Rigi-Scheidegg.
7 km | 1 Stage
240 m | 70 m
1 h 50 min
difficult (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rigi First
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Barrier-free travel / public transport
It takes just 5 minutes from the Arth-Goldau support railway station to reach the Arth-Goldau RB station of the Rigibahn, where you take the aerial gondola to the stop at Rigi Wölfertschen-First. The Rigibahn requires advance notice of 1 hour (Tel: +41 (0)41 399 87 87). The Rigibahn staff will assist with boarding and alighting. Transport is only possible in manual wheelchairs.
Rigi Bahnen AG
Bahnhofstr. 7
6354 Vitznau
Tel. +41 (0)41 399 87 87
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Parking spaces suitable for wheelchair users
The Arth-Goldau railway station has a parking space suitable for wheelchair users.

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WC at the Rigi Wölfertschen-First stop
WC at the Rigi Wölfertschen-First stop
The waiting room at the Rigi Wölfertschen-First stop has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. There are two steps up to the waiting room and you may need help here as inside the waiting room are two narrow ramps that can be put over the steps. These ramps are also used to get on and off the cogwheel railway. WC info: door width 90cm; movement room (DxB) 170x95cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips, none; access left; mirror height 130cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 58cm.
km0 - km2.9
km0 - km2.9
The first part of the route leads over a mostly level gravel path. Seven drainage channels across the path have to be crossed within the first 0.5km. At km0.8 is an approx. 100m section with a 7% gradient.
km2.9 - km6.9
km2.9 - km6.9
The second section of the route also leads along a gravel path and has a continual ascent with an approx 7% gradient. Parallel to the railway bridge there is a section concrete path with a 17.5% gradient over 60m. Alternative path over the bridge: There are cattle grids before and after the bridge at km2.9, but these have a special device that can be lowered for easy crossing. These must be operated by an accompanying person. At present the bridge has a temporary wooden ramp. On the last 300m in Rigi Scheidegg you meet an ascent of approx 14%.
WC at the top station Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg
WC at the top station Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg
A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located at the new top station. WC info: door width 90cm; movement areas (DxB) 155x100cm; seat height 45cm; handgrips, left non, right moveable; access right; mirror height 95cm; washbasin underside clearance 55cm.
WC at the valley station Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg
WC at the valley station Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg
A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located at the new valley station. WC info: door width 95cm; movement areas (DxB) 130x170cm; seat height 45cm; handgrips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 62cm.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rigi Scheidegg
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
Since 2017 a new aerial cable car operates between Rigi Scheidegg and Kräbel. The mountain and valley stations are handicapped accessible and easily accessible by wheelchair. Both stations also have WC facilities for the disabled. From Kräbel station you can return with the Rigibahn to Arth-Goldau, from where you can reach the Arth-Goldau support station in 5 minutes. Those returning the same way and using the Rigibahn for the return journey must give advance notice of 1 hour (Tel: +41 (0)41 399 87 87). The Rigibahn staff will assist with boarding and alighting and again transport is only possible with a manual wheelchair.
Luftseilbahn Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg
6410 Rigi Scheidegg
Tel. +41 41 828 18 38
welcome@rigi.ch
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Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
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Places of interest

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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization