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Mt. Rigi

Lucerne 6354, Switzerland
+41 41 880 18 88
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Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich
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Mount Rigi's majestic peninsula on Lake Lucerne is the perfect setting for an authentic Swiss mountain experience with unforgettable views of over 13 lakes and the spectacular snow-capped Swiss Alps. Located in the heart of Switzerland, Mt. Rigi can be quickly and easily reached from Lucerne and Zurich. It is the Swiss people's favourite mountain destination, can be accessed via Europe's first ever cogwheel train (est. 1871) and is renowned for its numerous cogwheel railway and aerial cable car routes. You can visit Mt. Rigi 365 days a year and there's plenty of outdoor action on offer, including 120km of hiking trails. The numerous lookouts, delightful terraces and the Mineral Baths at Rigi Kaltbad also ensure there are plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation on the Queen of the Mountains.
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Lucerne 6354, Switzerland
+41 41 880 18 88
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love all of Switzerland, but this area is especially beautiful. It does not matter what time of year you go. You will not be disappointed by the spectacular views!

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This trip was a total rip off. It’s VERY expensive and you get very little for your money. We have been on many cog railways/funiculars, cable cars/gondolas and specialised snow/ice/glacier vehicles all over the world (inc New Zealand, Canada, USA, Iceland) and we understand that...More

Thank Dilly4472
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from northern Australia, our children have not had the opportunity to see it snowing. We decided to bring them to Lucerne on our way to Berlin and take them into the Alpes. On the day of our visit to Mt Rigi it was overcast...More

Thank Jared S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beautiful train ride up Rigi Mountain. Beautiful views going up and the top is just amazing. Over the clouds the views are breath taking. Nice trails to walk all over. There are small shops and plenty of areas to explore.

Thank myab672016
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1870 the very first cog wheel train was built and opened at Mt. Rigi in Switzerland. It was the very first of its kind in the whole of Europe and attracted visitors from all Europe to come and stay at the three hotels once...More

Thank Cary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had fun in the snow.It was too cold that we had to get in to the cafe area like every 3mins for a quick warm up.I had my 7,6,5&19mths children who can never get enough of being in the snow.View was spectacular on top,had...More

Thank Aj E
Rigi_CH, Verkauf und Marketing at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AJ Thank you so much for your feedback. It sounds like you had a great trip on Mt. Rigi :-) We are very happy you enjoyed your day together with your family on the Queen of the mountains. Hopefully see you soon again. Best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this trip. My adventurous teenager modified the Rigi loop, allowing us to travel up the "back" of Rigi from Arth-Goldau, so we actually had the train to ourselves. Awesome.More

Thank mattyh0
Rigi_CH, Sales & Marketing at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you loved your trip on the Queen of the Mountains and your adventurous teenager could enjoy the Rigi loop. We hope to welcoming you soon on your next adventure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had difficulty finding the correct pier at Lucern as there was a carnival at the pier and the display board was blocked by the various carnival structures. By the time we found the display board and the boarding pier, we didn't have much time...More

1  Thank Simply1005
Rigi_CH, Sales & Marketing at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Thank you very much for your travel report. A great information, with the Swiss Travel pass you are travelling free of charge on Mt. Rigi. We are glad to hear that you did the Majestic Round Trip from Lucerne to Vitznau by boat,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the top of Mt Rigi the morning of one day. We enjoyed it, but it wasn't the highlight. It was a fun little mountain and gave a great view of typical Swiss homes. Lots of fun places to hike if that's your...More

1  Thank Paul W
Rigi_CH, Sales & Marketing at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Paul Thank you very much for your feedback und your visit on Mt. Rigi. You are right, the Queen of the Mountains is a hiking paradies. From the top of Mt. Rigi you have a fantastic view of 360 degrees to the mountains and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite mountains in Switzerland. Easily accessible with cogwheel train from either Arth-Goldau or Vitznau (no need for Cable car, YAAAAY!). If you insist on taking the cable car though it’s possible to get on the cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad...More

Thank LoveIStanbul365
Rigi_CH, Sales & Marketing at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day We are very happy to hear that Mt. Rigi is one of your favourite mountain in Switzerland. Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Our around trips are very popular and gives you the chance to do an around trip (cogwheel trains...More

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29 November 2017|
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Response from Ramona M | Reviewed this property |
We went with my cousin’s tiny (2 month) baby when it was snowy at the top of Rigi - no problem at all. As long as you have good footwear yourself and everyone is bundled up, you can enjoy all of it. Everything runs all year... More
Michael A
2 November 2017|
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Response from Rigi_CH | Property representative |
Dear Michael Rybak Many thanks for your kind question and your interest in Mt. Rigi. It would be our pleasure helping you to plan your excursion to Mt. Rigi as best as possible! You can find on our website every... More
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25 July 2017|
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Response from FamilyKaufmann | Reviewed this property |
If you are traveling lake Como by train, you will pass via Arth -Goldau, the cog wheel train station to visit the Rigi is at the station, so it would be quite direct for you.