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Mt. Rigi

Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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OC CA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

we went up Mt. Rigi on a grey day and still loved it. The view from the gondola, as well as from the top is amazing. it wasn't too crowded, and almost all tourists were German speaking, suggesting that it is not that well known.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This trip is free for Swiss pass holders. The children loved it. You go by steam boat to Viznau and then take the cogwheel train. You can take the cable car back down

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We got off from Luzern station and hopped on a ferry that runs from Luzern to Rigi that takes about an hour. This boat ride is free with Eurail Pass so be advised. And then you need to climb Rigi Mountain on a train called Rigibahn. This is also 50 percent off with Eurail pass. We visited on a rainy,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Took the boat from Lucerne then the train up to Mount Rigi . Loved the view from atop the mountains . Walked the trail back upto Kaltbad and took the cable car down . Then the boat from Wegiis to Lucerne . Stopped at Weggis which is nice place to eat with few restaurants .

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was the first hiking expedition my wife and I (both early 50s) took on our summer Switzerland trip. It was the perfect introduction for the adventures that followed. We followed Rick Steves' advice and took the boat from Luzern to Vitznau, followed by the cogwheel train to Rigi's summit (sit on the side of the train closest to the... More

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We only had 1 full day in Lucerne and had to pick between Mt. Rigi and Mt. Pilatus. We selected Mt. Rigi and had a wonderful time! We had great weather - sunny and a little cool - and really enjoyed the boat ride. Get first class tickets if you can so you can sit upstairs on the bow -... More

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Hearst, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The little train to go up is perfect! The mountain is very nice and green.We were lucky to have a beautiful day so we had an amazing view of the lakes,town and other mountains.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lovely ride up the mountain in a cog wheel train sitting in an open-sided carriage. Fabulous views. Restaurant on top had a lovely terrace and a variety of different food options - nothing special but a bit pricey

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Mt Rigi is definitely worth a visit if you are in Luzern. after Mt Titlis and Mt Pilatus. you can easily do these three in two days!. Incase you are short of time , then you can choose Rigi over Pilatus ! Especially if you hold a Swiss Pass. Mt Rigi is absolutely free with Swiss pass and you dont... More

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did not do the boat / cog rail combo, but we only did the cog rail. This was terrific. It's pretty touristy, which we could do without, but the fact is that this is a really special place up there. We were fortunate to have a clear day, and I would not bother if it was bad weather. The... More

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