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Mt. Rigi

Lucerne 6354, Switzerland
+41 41 399 87 87
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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
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Visited this place in the first week of April. Caught a bus from Basel(Ibis Budget) and travelled to Zurich and from there to Mount Rigi. It is very important that you have an SBB Pass(traveller pass which can be used for all modes of transport...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in Oerlicon which is right next to Zurich doing day trips & the trip to Rigi was perfect. leaving on a 9 am train & arrived at Lucerne a few hours later- the Ferries were close bye & that was smooth and Free...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

An amazing trip up on the funicular railway despite the cloud! Will stay longer and get a clear day next time

Thank AlanJUk
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Rigi_CH, Rigi Guest Service at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Alan thank you for your Feedback. We hope for you that you will enjoy a perfect day on your next visit on the Queen of the Mountains. KInd regards Stefan

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Mt. Rigi on a bright sunny day in late April and was treated with some amazing scenery and great views of the snow capped Alps. We had the Swiss travel pass which covers the cost of the journey entirely. It was very easy...More

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Rigi_CH, Rigi Guest Service at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi thank you for sending us your review of your Mt.Rigi trip. We are happy that you enjoyed a pleasant day on the Queen of the Mountains. Our cable car between Weggis and Rigi Kaltbad was closed due to annual maintenance Services (always to times...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought a 2 day Tell pass which meant the trip around the lake and up/down the mountain was all covered. Very scenic trip around the lake to get to the cog train then up the mountain. We spent an hour up their walking around then...More

Thank GKD60
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Rigi_CH, Rigi Guest Service at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Thank you for sending us your feedback. Travelling with a Tell Pass is a perfect way to explore most attractions in Central Switzerland for a reasonable price. The combination from Lucerne by boat and then to Mt. Rigi from Vitznau with Europe's first mountain...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to see the Alps. We walked from the train station up 8 km to the top. The cable car ride up was great luckerly it was cloudy at the bottom so as we went half way up the midst cleared and we...More

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Rigi_CH, Rigi Guest Service at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Terry thank you for sending us your impressions from your day trip to the Queen of the Mountains. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed a splendid day on Mt. Rigi. We hope to welcoming you back soon Best regards Stefan

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Grindelwald the day before and we could go up for more than 1000 meters for only 20 franc. This was a short ride for 30 francs and then you still had to take the train to the top. Because it was cloudy,...More

Thank François V
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Rigi_CH, Rigi Guest Service at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Francois thank you for sending us your Feedback. Mt. Rigi Railways does offer many possiblities to reach the top of the Mountain. The two cogweel Trains from Goldau and Vitznau (Europes first mountain railway 1871) to the top or in combination with the cable...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are stunning. Definitely recommend. Cold at the top so wrap up but when the sun comes out its glorious.

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Rigi_CH, RIGI GUEST SERVICES at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day Thank you for your nice feedback. The Rigi is also known for the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We are looking forward to your next visit. Majestic greetings. Yvonne

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello fellow travelers! We moved to Zurich a few months ago so Rigi is very close to us. So far we did two very different visits. To get to the mountain top, there is a cable car leaving from the town called Weggis or a...More

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Rigi_CH, RIGI GUEST SERVICES at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day Thank you for your detailed report. We are very happy that you have already visited the Rigi twice. The Rigi is open 365 days a year. It offers a wide hiking network, a mineral bath, playgrounds and in winter you have the possibility...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want to leave the tourists far behind for a while? Take a boat to Weggis and hike up the whole way to Rigi!! It’s not overly steep at any specific point but the climb is truly never ending (well, until the end). 7 miles with...More

Thank Ryan B
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Rigi_CH, RIGI GUEST SERVICES at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ryan Thank you very much for yor specific description of your walk. Congratulations on your great performance, that you climbed the summit on foot. The Rigi offers a wide hiking network and the right path for everyone. You can combine the hike with a...More

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Anjalik96
30 April 2018|
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Response from Tileaves | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember the older Vitznau railway to Rigi is not as steep compared to other cars in Switzerland. It's actually quite gentle in slope from what I remember.
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Anishatalwar
22 April 2018|
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Response from marmotte16 | Reviewed this property |
We bought a Swiss rail pass in Basel and travelled to Lucerne, virtually straight onto ferry and after several stops we got off in Vitznau. Cogwheel train departs from there. All trip included on our ticket.
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