Schwändi Trail

Winter Hiking
3.6 km
Travel time
approx. 1 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Schwändi Trail

Rigi Kloesterli – untere Schwaendihütte – Schwaendi – Alp Chaeserenholz – Rigi Kulm

A short hike, which has it in itself. Over a distance of about 4 km you will climb almost 500 metres.

This challenging route is suitable for mountain climbers who like to take a mountain walk. From the pilgrimage site of Rigi Kloesterli, with its Baroque chapel which definetly worth a visit, the path leads then steadily uphill to Alp Schwaendi. On Chaeserenholz you should definitely visit the local alpine dairyman and try his tasty Rigi cheese. The idyllic Alpbeiz invites you to take a well-earned break. Enjoy the view of the snow-covered mountain peaks before tackling the last ascent.

Finally you will reach Rigi Kulm, the highest point of the Rigi, where the panoramic view of the Mittelland and the Alps will reward the efforts of this summit tour.

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 be inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.



Technical details

Tour type
Winter Hiking
Starting point
Rigi Kloesterli
Point of arrival
Rigi Kulm
5 / 6
486 m
24 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December

Rigi Kloesterli (1302 m) – untere Schwaendihütte (1409 m) – Schwaendi (1473 m) – Alp Chaeserenholz (1577 m) – Rigi Kulm (1797 m

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking routes.


High profiled winter equipments: hiking boots, rain coat, drinks, food and walking sticks, when possible.

Author’s advice

I love to enjoy a piece of Rigi cheese and a cup of coffee in Rigi Chaeserenholz alpine farm.

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Good to know


At the Goldau A4 station of Rigi railways there are parking spaces available for a fee.

Further information about how to get there and parking

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Arrival / Return journey
A4 highway -  exit Goldau - direction Goldau A4 Parkplatz (Car park) of Rigi mountain railways.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport

Rigi Kloesterli, the starting point of this hike, is easily accessible via Goldau with the Rigi mountain Railway.

Click here to timetable

Further information & links