571 Rigi Klassiker-Winterwanderweg
571 Rigi Klassiker-Winterwanderweg

Winter hiking

Rigi-Klassiker-Winterwanderweg

Rigi-Klassiker-Winterwanderweg

Rigi Kulm–Rigi Staffel–Rigi Kaltbad

Route report
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Rigi-Klassiker-Winterwanderweg

Rigi-Klassiker-Winterwanderweg

This easy high-altitude walk on the queen of mountains features magnificent views out over the Swiss plateau to the Black Forest, the Vosges mountains and the Alps, as well as a breath-taking bird’s-eye view of Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug.
Enjoy a feast for the eyes with minimum effort – the entire trail is a gentle descent. The panoramic view from the lookout at Känzeli even inspired Queen Victoria, who praised this spectacular location in her diary when she visited back in 1868.

From Rigi Kulm, the hike runs down to Rigi Staffel and passes the tracks of the Rigi Railway on the way to Rigi Staffelhöhe. This is the destination of the cog railway from Vitznau, opened in 1871 and Europe’s first mountain railway. The panoramic terrace offers a view over the Swiss plateau and the Alps. From Staffelhöhe, the trail makes its way through the forest and across meadows to the lookout at Känzeli. The final section to Rigi Kaltbad is leisurely and straightforward, with a constant view of Lake Lucerne.

In Rigi Kaltbad, all eyes are drawn to the Mineral Baths & Spa, whose modern architecture blends pleasingly with the landscape. It continues the resort’s bathing tradition that stretches back 600 years. At the time, Rigi Kaltbad was renowned in Switzerland and beyond as a pilgrimage site.
This easy high-altitude walk on the queen of mountains features magnificent views out over the Swiss plateau to the Black Forest, the Vosges mountains and the Alps, as well as a breath-taking bird’s-eye view of Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug.
Enjoy a feast for the eyes with minimum effort – the entire trail is a gentle descent. The panoramic view from the lookout at Känzeli even inspired Queen Victoria, who praised this spectacular location in her diary when she visited back in 1868.

From Rigi Kulm, the hike runs down to Rigi Staffel and passes the tracks of the Rigi Railway on the way to Rigi Staffelhöhe. This is the destination of the cog railway from Vitznau, opened in 1871 and Europe’s first mountain railway. The panoramic terrace offers a view over the Swiss plateau and the Alps. From Staffelhöhe, the trail makes its way through the forest and across meadows to the lookout at Känzeli. The final section to Rigi Kaltbad is leisurely and straightforward, with a constant view of Lake Lucerne.

In Rigi Kaltbad, all eyes are drawn to the Mineral Baths & Spa, whose modern architecture blends pleasingly with the landscape. It continues the resort’s bathing tradition that stretches back 600 years. At the time, Rigi Kaltbad was renowned in Switzerland and beyond as a pilgrimage site.
4 km | 1 Stage
20 m | 340 m
1 h 40 min
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Rigi Kulm
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from beginning of December to (and including) the 2nd Sunday in March.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rigi Kaltbad
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Contact

Gäste-Service Rigi
Bahnhofstrasse 7
6354 Vitznau
Tel. +41 (0)41 399 87 87
welcome@rigi.ch
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Rigi Kaltbad
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Places of interest

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

Signalization
For winter hiking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization