eng
Switzerland
  
Countries
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Ukraine
  • Vatican
Search

Rigi mountain

N 473.405', E 829.118'
2017-05-26
https://www.rigi.ch/en
Our rating: 8.20
Overall rating:
The Rigi mountain is located near Lucerne, belongs to the Alps, but is territorially located outside of them. Therefore, it offers views of snow-white mountain peaks, as well as endless plains.

You can go up by train from the towns of Vitznau and Goldau. Find the schedule here https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html. The train from Vitznau is considered the oldest mountain train in Europe, the railway opened on May 21, 1871.

Old Train
Old Train Yuriy Buriak

In 1880, Mark Twain's book about a journey around Europe "A Tramp Abroad" was published. One of the chapters is dedicated to the Rigi mountain, which he climed to see the famous sunrise. If you are interested, then read here the chapter XXVIII. There you can see sketches of that time. What is surprising - nothing has changed since the 19th century!

Despite the presence of the train, Twain climbed on foot from the village of Weggis, where he sailed on a boat from Lucerne. Nowadays there is a cable car from Weggis (N 47 02.031 E 8 26.447). From the top station to the top of the mountain you have to walk about 3 km, the difference in altitude is only 300 meters.

We arrived by car in Vitznau, left it in the covered parking near the station (N 47 00.548 E 8 29.002). The train is expensive, so you can also go on foot. But the difference in altitudes is 1400 meters, which is quite a lot.

Map of the Lake Lucerne
Map of the Lake Lucerne lakelucerne.ch

Waiting for the train and watching the sunset over the lake.

Vitznau
Vitznau Yuriy Buriak


Vitznau
Vitznau Yuriy Buriak


Vitznau
Vitznau Yuriy Buriak

Park Hotel Vitznau

Park Hotel Vitznau
Park Hotel Vitznau Yuriy Buriak

Most tourists spend on the top about an hour, but we spent the night at the Rigi-Kulm-Hotel. As of 2018 booking is possible only through the official website https://www.rigikulm.ch/en/. Prices are average for Switzerland, about 200 euros.

In the morning we went up to the lookout, which offers the chic panoramas of central Switzerland. The weather was good and we could easily distinguish the ground objects at a distance of 50 kilometers. Almost like watching Google.Maps live.

Rigi mountain
Rigi mountain Yuriy Buriak


Rigi mountain
Rigi mountain Yuriy Buriak


Rigi mountain
Rigi mountain Yuriy Buriak


Rigi mountain
Rigi mountain Yuriy Buriak


Rigi mountain
Rigi mountain Yuriy Buriak


Rigi mountain
Rigi mountain Yuriy Buriak

Mount Pilatus on a large zoom, there is also a hotel which we plan to visit.

Rigi mountain
Rigi mountain Yuriy Buriak

On the mountain we were almost alone, as the first tourists arrived only at 9 am.

Rigi mountain
Rigi mountain Yuriy Buriak

Landscapes from the train

Rigi mountain
Rigi mountain Yuriy Buriak

Prices (2018):

In Lucerne you can buy a day ticket (information) to visit the Rigi mountain. For example you can go on the boat to Vitznau, then on the train to the top, then walk down on foot to Rigi Kaltbad-First station (or by train), then on the cable car to Weggis and on the boat to Lucerne. The ticket price is 117 CHF (58 CHF with Half Fare Card).

Train Vitznau - Rigi Kulm one way - 45 CHF (21 CHF with Half Fare Card), return - 50 CHF (34 CHF with Half Fare Card).

Train Arth-Goldau - Rigi Kulm one way - 45 CHF (21 CHF with Half Fare Card), return - 50 CHF (34 CHF with Half Fare Card).

Cable car Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad-First one way - 33 CHF (16.5 CHF with Half Fare Card)

Getting there: Goldau can be reached by train, Vitznau by boat from Lucerne (http://www.lakelucerne.ch/en/). Find the timetable here https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html.
Tags, Switzerland: height, hotel, mountains, observation deck

Tags, all countries: height, hotel, mountains, observation deck
- Rate this place -
Location :

Impressions :

Number of tourists (weekend afternoon) :

State :

Picturesque (for the photographer) :

* - Note: Description of the evaluation is not always appropriate for a particular object, it's just a little help
Our rating - 8.20
Location :

Impressions :

Number of tourists (weekend afternoon) :

State :

Picturesque (for the photographer) :

* - Note: Description of the evaluation is not always appropriate for a particular object, it's just a little help
Visitor's rating - 0.00
Location :

Impressions :

Number of tourists (weekend afternoon) :

State :

Picturesque (for the photographer) :

* - Note: Description of the evaluation is not always appropriate for a particular object, it's just a little help
Please follow standard rules to add comments

Name / Nickname


You can also log in with your name or with social networks

Comment

  - What you need to see (6)
  - What to see next (0)
  - Other interesting places or events (3)
View map
  - Aargau (0)
  - Appenzell Ausserrhoden (0)
  - Appenzell Innerrhoden (1)
  - Basel-Landschaft (0)
  - Basel-Stadt (0)
  - Bern (3)
  - Fribourg (0)
  - Geneva (0)
  - Glarus (0)
  - Graubünden (0)
  - Jura (0)
  - Luzern (1)
  - Neuchâtel (0)
  - Nidwalden (0)
  - Obwalden (0)
  - Schaffhausen (0)
  - Schwyz (0)
  - Solothurn (0)
  - St. Gallen (0)
  - Thurgau (0)
  - Ticino (2)
  - Uri (0)
  - Valais (0)
  - Vaud (0)
  - Zürich (2)
  - Zug (0)

Uetliberg mountain

32.56 km

Bruno Weber Park

39.50 km

Grindelwald - First

55.04 km

Schynige Platte

62.67 km

Mannlichen mountain and hike to Kleine Scheidegg

64.19 km

ecological trail height hotel mountains observation deck park unusual structures
2019-09-09 11:54
Vikos Gorge and surroundings
2019-09-04 19:20
Gemen castle
2019-08-25 18:07
Sokolyne Berdo (Falcon's Nest) Cliff in the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
2019-08-24 14:55
Sokolyne Berdo (Falcon's Nest) Cliff in the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
2019-08-23 12:08
Kamianets-Podilskyi
Salamanca - 9
Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler's House) - 10
Sukholuchchya, the hunting residence of Yanukovych - 10
Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler's House) - 10
Oleksandriya Park in Bila Tserkva - 10
About Us
Advertising
List of countries
Travel history
2012 - 2019
PIZZATRAVEL.COM.UA
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this sites author and/or owner is strictly prohibited