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Mt. Rigi

Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sunway Damansara, PJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We took the boat ride from Luzern to Viznau followed by a cogwheel train to the top. Breathtaking view throughout the journey. Exactly like the pictures on postcards! On the way down, we chose to stop at Rigi Kalbad. Then the journey down is by a cable car to Weggis. We walked through houses with beautiful gardens while walking to... More

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near Milwaukee, WI
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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took the boat to the cog wheel train and then up to the top of Mt. Rigi. Absolutely spectacular views! Food and bathrooms were available as well as paths so we could see all around the countryside. There were a few charming figures with openings for the heads so we could pretend to be Swiss mountain-dwellers.

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virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I so enjoyed our day traveling by boat to Vitznau to ride the cogwheel train up Mt. Rigi. The day was beautiful and the Swiss have organized the arrivals and departures of the boat and the train so there is very little waiting. This excursion is also free with the Swiss Pass making this lovely outing even... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Up on cog railway, great. Not enough superlatives to describe views from top, but it did take a bit of tough walking from station! So calm and peaceful, cowbells from valleys below clearly heard. Took cable car dow, to Weggis, from where we picked ep boat back to Luzern.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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214 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

One my happiest time in touring Europe nice from leaving the boat to the cable train touring the the area buying some souvenirs taking nice pictures return back by sky cable back to lLuzern

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Frankfurt, Germany
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38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I have visited Switzerland many times. I am always impressed by its natural beauty, even when traveling via autobahn or train. If you have a full day, and want to really get a taste of Switzerland, travel to Mount Rigi. It wasn't cheap, if you haven't a Swiss Pass or the like, it was, as of this review, 111 CHF... More

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Beautiful scenery on a clear day. Easily arrived at by cog railway and relaxing ferry from Lucerne. Took the cable car down and had a short walk to the ferry landing, where we enjoyed a nice coffee while waiting for the ferry.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Trip to Mt. Rigi booked through the Lake Lucerne Navigation Company across from the train station at the dock. Free with Swiss Railpass, buy the combo ticket otherwise for the boat, railway and cable car trip to Rigi. Boats leave hourly, no reservations, if busy get to the boarding area early since seating is limited at the dock. First class... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Took the ferry to Weggis and the cable car up to Rigi Kaltbad (uphill walk from the ferry to the cable car), did a short hike as we timed our day poorly and arrived during the lunch hour so had an hour and a half wait for the next cog wheel train to Rigi Kulm. Somewhat touristy at the top,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went via a tour company on a sunny Sunday morning in late September, and the weather could not have been more perfect. First, a cable car ride then via cogwheel train passing by magnificent views of the Swiss alps and countryside. And as if that was not enough, I was treated to a fantastic view of Lucerne from the top.... More

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