Path of Rigi Bildstöckli

Hiking Trail
2.6 km
Travel time
approx. 1h
Tour details
Tour details
Path of Rigi Bildstöckli
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
Path of Rigi Bildstöckli
Rigi Staffel
Photo: Ralph Welling 079 318 82 82, Schwyzer Wanderwege

Rigi Kaltbad – Rotstock – Rigi Staffel

From Rigi Kaltbald there is a fairly steep ascent to Rotstock where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view. From Rostock there is a short descent to Rigi Staffel.

A short but worthwhile trail for a quick trip to the top. The Rotstock (1659 metres a.s.l.) features a sublime 360° panoramic view that many visitors find more captivating than the lookout at Rigi Kulm. In addition to the alpine scenery and view of the Swiss plateau, you can also see the part of the summit with the two railways lines – which from this height looks like a model train set. The ascent from Kaltbad takes you through a shady mountain forest and is dotted with 14 wayside crosses. On the Rotstock, there are places to sit and take a break among the flower-filled meadows. A short downhill section then takes you to Staffel, where the railway lines from Vitznau and Goldau meet.

For your information

In order to let our next generation also could enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all of the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Rigi Kaltbad
Point of arrival
Rigi Staffel
2 / 6
238 m
51 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) – Rotstock (1659 m) – Rigi Staffel (1604 m)

Festes Schuhwerk und witterungsbedingte Kleidung empfohlen. 

Author’s advice
Enjoy a fine picnic on the benches at the Rotstock viewing point and watch the two cogwheel railways in action.
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Good to know


There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at the valley stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Arrival / Return journey
Vitznau: A4 exit Küssnacht am Rigi, follow the signs to Weggis or Vitznau
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport

You can reach the starting point and finishing point of this trail by aerial cable car from Weggis or by cogwheel train from Vitznau

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