Source: Gäste-Service Rigi
Author: Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi Kaltbad - First - Rigi Kloesterli
Off your way on this easy hike, where you can spot a magnificent view of Lake Lucerne and the mighty Alpine peaks.
Along this route of the former Rigi-Scheidegg Railway, this leisure but panoramic path with continued a completely another route leads to Rigi First. The snow-capped Alpine peaks greet you from the southern shore of the lake. From Rigi First a descent follows to the cosy Heiri-Hütte alpine restaurant, which invites you to a hearty Älpler snack. Then the walk continues downhill in elegant meanders to the historic pilgrimage site of Klösterli, where many Capuchin monks once lived. The pretty pilgrimage chapel "Maria zum Schnee" (built in 1689) is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain chapels in the world. With the cogwheel train you will reach Goldau - the traffic junction of the region.
For your information
You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here .
In order to let our next generation also inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of the waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.
Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - First (1443 m) - Rigi Kloesterli (1302 m)
Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.
High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible.
I suggest you to stop over in Hotel zum goldenen Hirschen. This hotel is located at the end of your hike.
At Rigi valley stations you will find parking spaces at a fee.
However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.
A4 highway - exit Küssnacht - direction Weggis - Vitznau
A4 highway - exit Brunnen - direction Vitznau - Weggis
Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of the hike, can be reached via Vitznau by cog railway or cable car from Weggis.