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Mt. Rigi

Lucerne 6354, Switzerland
+41 41 399 87 87
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Mount Rigi Self-Guided Day Ticket
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Mount Rigi's majestic peninsula on Lake Lucerne is the perfect setting for an authentic Swiss mountain experience with unforgettable views of over 13 lakes and the spectacular snow-capped Swiss Alps. Located in the heart of Switzerland, Mt. Rigi can be quickly and easily reached from Lucerne and Zurich. It is the Swiss people's favourite mountain destination, can be accessed via Europe's first ever cogwheel train (est. 1871) and is renowned for its numerous cogwheel railway and aerial cable car routes. You can visit Mt. Rigi 365 days a year and there's plenty of outdoor action on offer, including 120km of hiking trails. The numerous lookouts, delightful terraces and the Mineral Baths at Rigi Kaltbad also ensure there are plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation on the Queen of the Mountains.
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Lucerne 6354, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very enjoyable day or half-day trip to do from Lucerne with excellent views of the Swiss Alps. Quite and experience going up in the cogwheel train. Not quite as amazing as Mt. Pilatus but still very worthwhile and enjoyable.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although it was a fairly cloudy day we still decided to go just in case it would be cloudy our whole stay, nevertheless, we had a great day at Rigi. It was really nice to go up on the trains and walk around the mountain....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a cable car that took us to Scheidegg. Beautiful views. Cable car is not cheap though... We found a very sympathic place fir lunch; Maison Rigi where they Bbq the food in front of you and serve the best home made cakes.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lovely sunny weather and took the boat from Lucerne to Vitzanau. This boat ride provided a pretty ride across the lake. In Vitzanau the cog wheel train station is at the pier. This was a fun ride up the mountain to the top...More

Thank OliverKM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because we already have done Mt. Platus we decided to give this a try. I would say "so-so" Looking over the lakes is pretty but did not have "Wow" factor. We hiked down part way.

Thank oldprune
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry took us from Lucerne terminal to Mt Riggi. You can choose a short trek (2 hours approx) or a longer trek (4 hours, I think) up and down Mount Riggi. On bright sunny day, the views from the top is really beautiful. You...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our honeymoon I visited Mt. Rigi. We took a boat ride from Luzern boat station. Boat ride takes 45-50 mins but it's a must. You need to get down at vitnau boat station and board mini train to reach mountain.Mini train journey is very...More

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Rigi_CH, RIGI GUEST SERVICES at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Thank you very much for your kind feeback. We are very glad to hear that you spent a day on the Queen of the Mountains on your honeymoon.The Rigi can be well connected with a round trip over the lake with the boat...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk up, my teenage track star ran 5 miles. We used the rain. Long slow ride past 5 villages. Near top is a modern hotel. Top is spectacular, with restaurant, shops and views of multiple lakes. We walked down to the next stop...More

Thank richard s
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Rigi_CH, RIGI GUEST SERVICES at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Richard Thank you for your feedback. The Rigi offers a beautiful view from the top. If you are tired of hiking, you have the possibility to board the train at every station. Hope to see you again. Best regards. Yvonne

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a nice place which is not very far from Zurich. I went with my husband , 5 year old son and office friends and the trip was amazing. Nice and quite place. Good for picnic. Beautiful scenic views of the lakeMore

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Rigi_CH, RIGI GUEST SERVICES at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Manika Thank you very much for ypur positive feedback. The Rigi can be visited with a round trip over the whole mountain. On the Rigi there are many cosy picnic places as well as many restaurants. We are looking forward to welcoming soon again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike to Mt Rigi was superb as always to the others Mountains in the Switzerland. I took the train till the up position. But there are also other options of hiking. But i hiked down all the way from the Rigi. It took me...More

Thank nemoshrestha
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Rigi_CH, RIGI GUEST SERVICES at Mt. Rigi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a superb walk on the Queen of the Mountains. The Rigi offers a hiking network of over 120 km, from easy to difficult hiking trails. We hope to...More

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Mayur T
7 July 2018|
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Response from meenakshi_agg | Reviewed this property |
Rhine falls is aprroximately 1 hour 40 min from lucerne. And travel to Mt rigi is approximately 1 hour 15 min minimum. You can cover both only if you start early in the day like around 7 am or so. And do Mt. Rigi first. And... More
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Hattrick55
26 June 2018|
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Response from Rigi_CH | Property representative |
Hello Hattrick5, I suggest you'd best take the Swiss Travel Pass, with this pass you do not have to worry about other fares at most of the mountains, boats and trains. Tell Pass is valid in Central Switzerland, which does... More
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Hattrick55
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Response from Rigi_CH | Property representative |
Dear Hattrick5 With the Swiss Travel Pass you travel completely free on Mt. Rigi. You do not need to book in advance unless you arrive with a group larger than 10 people. We are looking forward to welcoming you on Mt. Rigi... More
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