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Mt. Rigi

Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #4 of 33 Attractions in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We got tickets for the classic Rigi tour which gives you a boat trip from Lucerne to Vitznau then with the cogwheel train to Rigi Kulm, the cable car down to Weggis and the boat back to Lucerne. We were lucky and the day we went was a beautiful sunny and clear day. The cogwheel train was the highlight for... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Funicular comes every 30 min, hike routes are very well indicated and there are different choices. Several restaurants in the way to Rigi Kulm. Nice park for children near the funicular. Really recommend this hike to families with children.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took a boat to Vitvnau, then a train up Mt Rigi .Now 12:15, sitting on another cog railway ascending Mt Rigi, elevation 5,000 feet. Although cold, the ride up the mountain affords spectacular views of the snow covered Alps The views are beautiful in all directions. Green hills, lined with large firs and hemlock trees; which lead to the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This trip offered the opportunity for three transport options - boat trip to Vitznau which gave a small experience of Lake Lucerne, then the cogwheel train to Mt Rigi and then the cable car down to Weggis before another boat trip back to Lucerne. We had a clear day and the panoramic views (360 degrees) from the top were extensive... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It takes a few hours to "do" Mt. Rigi but well worth the time if you have it. Take the boat ride, then the train up to Rigi. Views just get better with every turn. Spectacular is the one word that comes to mind.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I and my family returned this week after 10 day trip to Switzerland. Mt Rigi was awesome. we had a clear, sunny day and the views from the top were breath-taking. The entire journey is covered with Swiss pass. So no additional costs needed. Kids anyway travel free As others mentioned, take a boat ride from Lucerne (opposite train station)... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited the majestic Mount Rigi from Lucerne by booking the collective ticket from the tourist office, which is good value to take you by boat, funicular, cable car, all those transportation means with fascinating view all through. On top of the mountain, snow activities abound. Because of short time and being beginners in this regard, our boys went for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was raining in the morning but we saw that the weather would clear in the afternoon - so we decided to do Mt Rigi from our base in Zurich. It was the most enjoyable and memorable day trip using various modes of transportation including train, cog train, cable car, boat and then again train!! Awesome views from the top.... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A short hill, good for a trekking. Recommend to start from Weggis, come down to Vitznau. Cable avaiable from Weggis to the top of the mountain, train availabel in Vitznau.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When you see a quaint place, even if it's not at your destination, take a gamble stop and enjoy it. We hiked to the top and were treated to an expensive, very ordinary cafeteria meal at an outside table. What a waste of a beautiful view.

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