Rigi Royal Round Trip

Rigi Railway – Europe's oldest mountain railway


The most entertaining way to visit the Rigi, Queen of the Mountains.

On this outing, the journey itself is the destination. Combine different means of transport and enjoy the varied views. For this half-day or day trip you board the boat in Weggis. Relax on deck on the short trip to Vitznau. Admire the views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains and villages.

In Vitznau, climb aboard the Rigi Railway, Europe's first cogwheel railway, which takes you up to Rigi Kulm with its 360-degree panoramic views at an altitude of 1797 metres. You take in the awe-inspiring snow-covered alpine chain, 13 lakes, the Swiss Central Plateau – even the distant Black Forest and Vosges mountains.

You can take the railway or walk for about an hour from Rigi Kulm to Rigi Kaltbad. In Rigi Kaltbad you have the possibility of visiting the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths and Spa, going for a walk or relaxing over a meal.

The Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad terminus is adjacent to the spa complex. You float in the cable car down to Weggis, after which it's a short walk to the village square.

Cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad

Cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad


Our tip

Grey below, blue above. If the lowlands are blanketed by low cloud, head for the sunny uplands! It only takes a few minutes to pass from dreary grey to uplifting sunlight. The views on the Rigi above the sea of cloud are fabulous.


Location and contact

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