Rigi railways and cableways

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Cog railway Vitznau - Rigi Kulm

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Cable car Vitznau - Hinterbergen

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Cable car Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad


Europe's first cogwheel railway first ascended from Vitznau to Rigi Staffelhöhe on 21 May 1871 – a milestone in the history of the Rigi. Today, the Rigi is a Mecca for fans of cogwheel railways and aerial cableways by providing unparalleled travel experiences with breathtaking views.

Vitznau - Rigi Kulm Railway
The first section of track between Vitznau on the shores of Lake Lucerne and Rigi Kulm via Rigi Kaltbad was inaugurated in 1871. The 34-minute trip has an elevation gain of 1313 metres. As in the past, the ride is an experience in itself today.</>

Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad aerial cableway
The ten-minute ride to Rigi Kaltbad village takes you high above the forests and Nagelfluh strata while you admire the views of Lake Lucerne far down below. Rigi Kaltbad is a start and end point for hikes, but you can also stay here or transfer to the cogwheel railway to Rigi Kulm.

Vitznau - Hinterbergen aerial cableway
Hinterbergen boasts pristine natural surroundings with stunning biodiversity and awe-inspiring views. The aerial cableway from Vitznau brings you to the upper terminus and restaurant in a few minutes. Hinterbergen is a good starting point for walks in the Rigi region, for example on the Path of Natural Treasures to Rigi Kaltbad or via the Vitznauerstock to Wissifluh.

Arth-Goldau - Rigi Kulm cogwheel railway
Opened in 1875, the second of the two Rigi Railway lower termini is on the far side of the mountain, only a few minutes' walk from Arth-Goldau's mainline railway station. The Goldau high-level terminus is centrally located just 37 minutes from Zurich by mainline train, so it can be the fastest way to get to Rigi Kulm.


    Location and contact

    Rigi Bahnen AG
    Bahnhofstrasse 7
    6354 Vitznau
    +41 (0)41 399 87 87