558 Rigi-Chänzeli-Weg
558 Rigi-Chänzeli-Weg

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Rigi-Chänzeli-Weg

Rigi-Chänzeli-Weg

Rigi Kaltbad–Rigi Kaltbad

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Rigi-Chänzeli-Weg

Rigi-Chänzeli-Weg

A varied route awaits you! The journey by boat to Weggis (or easier arrival by cogwheel railway from Vitznau, registration required) and then by aerial cableway to Dorfplatz (village square) Rigi-Kaltbad is a special experience in itself. But the real highlight is the section to Chänzeli.
You first take the boat from Luzern railway station to Weggis and thus get a breath of lake breeze. In Weggis you make your way to the bottom station of the aerial cableway, which takes you to the modern and spacious Rigi-Kaltbad Dorfplatz (village square) and the start of the path to Chänzeli. You soon reach the attractive Felskapelle chapel – a worthwhile detour! Several colourful figures, called the Rigi-Wildmannli, bring smiles to the faces of passersby.

A splendid highlight is the Chänzli vantage platform, which affords fabulous far-reaching lake and mountain views. The route then leads back to Kaltbad Dorfplatz and climbs gently towards Scheidegg. Along a wide path, you continue at an elevated level through a section of light forest, passing meadows and pastures. Here and there you discover impressive boulders towering into the sky.

The last stretch leads back to Rigi-Kaltbad Dorfplatz. After the extensive tour, the local mineral spa offers the chance to relax before you make the return journey by aerial cableway and boat.
A varied route awaits you! The journey by boat to Weggis (or easier arrival by cogwheel railway from Vitznau, registration required) and then by aerial cableway to Dorfplatz (village square) Rigi-Kaltbad is a special experience in itself. But the real highlight is the section to Chänzeli.
You first take the boat from Luzern railway station to Weggis and thus get a breath of lake breeze. In Weggis you make your way to the bottom station of the aerial cableway, which takes you to the modern and spacious Rigi-Kaltbad Dorfplatz (village square) and the start of the path to Chänzeli. You soon reach the attractive Felskapelle chapel – a worthwhile detour! Several colourful figures, called the Rigi-Wildmannli, bring smiles to the faces of passersby.

A splendid highlight is the Chänzli vantage platform, which affords fabulous far-reaching lake and mountain views. The route then leads back to Kaltbad Dorfplatz and climbs gently towards Scheidegg. Along a wide path, you continue at an elevated level through a section of light forest, passing meadows and pastures. Here and there you discover impressive boulders towering into the sky.

The last stretch leads back to Rigi-Kaltbad Dorfplatz. After the extensive tour, the local mineral spa offers the chance to relax before you make the return journey by aerial cableway and boat.
4 km | 1 Stage
57 m | 58 m
1 h 00 min
medium (for wheelchair users) | medium (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 Kaltbad
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free arrival / public transport
The journey from Luzern support railway station is made by boat to Weggis. The aerial cableway is reached along an about 1km-long signposted path. The wheelchair- accessible entrance at the aerial cableway bottom station is at the back on the left. An ascent of 10% must be overcome. A lift, which must be operated by a member of the aerial cableway staff, takes you to the ticket desk. A bell is available but it is advisable to make contact by telephone in advance. The lift at the arrival area of the top station takes you to Rigi-Kaltbad Dorfplatz (village square). Lift: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 210x160cm.
Easier arrival by cogwheel railway from Vitznau, but registration for wheelchair users (+41 41 399 87 87) required.
Information on wheelchair-accessible boats
Rigi Bahnen
Bahnhofstrasse 7
6343 Vitznau
Tel. +41 (0)41 399 87 87
info@rigi.ch
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Wheelchair suitable parking spaces
Parking spaces for wheelchair users are found at the Weggis aerial cableway.

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The path from Rigi-Kaltbad Dorfplatz first leads in the direction of Chänzeli. The route climbs gently uphill until shortly before Chänzeli a gradient of maximum 12% for a few metres leads to the vantage platform. The tour leads along an easily negotiable gravel path. The entrance to the Felsenkapelle (chapel) is reached after 140m. A 3cm step must be mastered at its entrance. At the end of this part, you arrive at the Chänzeli vantage platform.
Rainwater channels
There are 12 rainwater channels to be crossed along the whole route. These usually have a gap of about 6cm. The third channel coming from the aerial cableway is the trickiest with a gap of 12cm.
km0.8 - km1.6
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This part of the stretch leads back along the same way to Dorfplatz Rigi-Kaltbad.
km1.6 - km2.1
km1.6 - km2.1
The first 500m from Dorpfplatz towards Scheidegg leads along a tarmac road. After about 20m the track of the funicular railway has to be crossed. Several wheelchair users find the cross-fall of 13% over 10m difficult. Before this awkward spot is reached there is an incline of 10% for 10m. These are the only gradients of any note along this stretch.
WC Rigi-Kaltbad railway station
WC Rigi-Kaltbad railway station
A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located at the new Rigi-Kaltbad railway station. WC info: door width 80cm; movement areas (DxB) 155x170cm; seat height 49cm; handgrips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 62cm.
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The last stretch before the Rigi-Staffelegg branch-off leads along an easily negotiable gravel path with no notable inclines. Here and there the route is crossed by horse-drawn carriages and residents' vehicles.
Berggasthaus Chalet Schild
Berggasthaus Chalet Schild
The terrace of the Berggashaus Chalet Schild (mountain restaurant) is wheelchair accessible and in good weather offers wonderful views of cows grazing in the meadows above the chalet. The toilets are not wheelchair accessible.
Berggasthaus Chalet Schild
Scheideggstrasse 1
6356 Rigi-Kaltbad
Tel. +41 (0)41 855 02 53
https://www.chaletschild.ch/
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This stretch leads along the same route back to Dorfplatz Rigi-Kaltbad and the aerial cableway top station.
Mineral spa
The Rigi-Kaltbad mineral spa offers pure relaxation after completing the tour. The spa is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet and changing cabins and a mobile pool lift.
Mineralbad & Spa
6356 Rigi-Kaltbad
Tel. +41 (0)41 397 04 06
info@mineralbad-rigikaltbad.ch
http://www.mineralbad-rigikaltbad.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rigi Kaltbad
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
The return journey is made with the aerial cableway from Rigi-Kaltbad. The staff at the bottom station will help by providing a wooden ramp to master a small step and also accompany visitors to a wheelchair-negotiable exit. Weggis boat station is just 1km away. Not all boats are wheelchair accessible and the necessary information is available on the shipping company’s website. Luzern railway station is a support station.
Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstädtersees
Werftstrasse 5
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 367 67 67
info@lakelucerne.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
Rigi Kaltbad
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Places of interest

Rigi Railways
Rigi Railways
Goldauer Rigiweg (Goldau–Rigi Kulm)
Goldauer Rigiweg (Goldau–Rigi Kulm)
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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.
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