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Mt. Rigi - Day Pass Winter

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    What to Expect
    Hop on the cogwheel train in Vitznau - which is also Europe's first mountain railway - that brings you right up to the top of Rigi Kulm, aka ‘Queen of the Mountains.’ Already the journey to the top will fill your eyes with countelss panoramic views overlooking lake Lucerne. Topping the Rigi mountain range at 5,899 feet (1,798 meters) in elevation, the summit boasts unbeatable views of the Swiss Plateau with the Bernese Alps, Vosges mountains, Black Forest and Glarus Alps beyond, and on foggy days, it offers sunny views over the sea of fog. Take a short stroll around the top of the mountain to immerse in the 360-degree panorama over countless lakes or just enjoy the sun and endless wide view on one of the many wellness benches. If you selected this tour, you are free in your time and can choose what you would like to do - e.g. embark on an easy and well prepared winter walking trail, rent a sledge or some snow shoes or grab lunch in one of the cozy restaurants (activities and food are your own expense).

    When it’s time, the cogwheel train transports you down to the mountain resort of Rigi Kaltbad. From an altitude of 4,701 feet (1,433 meters), it’s the perfect vantage point over Lake Lucerne. Board the aerial cable car from here and drift down to the pretty lakeside town of Weggis. 

    If you prefer to discover another coghweel train and route, you can also hop on the train into direction "Goldau", from where you have countless direct railway connections up to Zurich (37 min), Lucerne (28 min) or others.
    *Please note - up on your individual planning, you can also start and end your tour in Goldau or Weggis. The ticket entitles you for unlimited rides on the three services during the whole day and you are able to choose your routing according to your wishes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Vitznau, Galdau, or Weggis train station
    Departure Time
    Cogwheel train from Vitznau: hourly from 9:15am - 4:15pm
    Cogwheel train from Goldau: hourly from 10:10pm - 4:10pm
    Cable car from Weggis: every 30 minutes through the day
    Cable car from the summit:  hourly from 11am - 4pm
    Return Details
    Concludes at Vitznau, Galdau, or Weggis train station
    • Cogwheel train from Vitznau or Goldau to Rigi Kulm
    • Cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad (excluding the lift maintenance period)
    • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
    • Food and drinks
    • Activities at the summit
    • Parking fees
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible; make a note in the 'Special Requirements' box when you book
    • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    In all honesty, this was our second choice, but we were not disappointed. Our family of 4 (including 2 teenage sons) found the whole trip very simple to follow and extremely rewarding. Initially we had planned to go up Mt Pilatus, but the timing of our trip (21st to 24th
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    Awesome place !!!! Nature at its best . Though it was foggy below but the sun was bright and shinning on mountain
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    Took the ferry from Lucerne to the base of Mt Rigi, then took the cog railway to the top, climbed i the snow to the very top, crystal clear day, great view of the Alps. its a fun day trip..
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    Mt. Rigi is one of the mountains located near Luzern and Luzern Lake, in Switzerland. We came here with a cogwheel from Vitznau and do trekking in the surroundings of the mountain. In fact, it is possible to do some excursions and we tried to do a few of these like Rigi Kulm
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    Response from Rigi_CH, Customer Service at Mt. Rigi - Day Pass Winter
    Responded Jul 11, 2019
    Dear AlbertSalichs, thank you for taking your time to describe us your experience. The trails you mentioned are indeed very stunning and worth to see. What a pleasure you took your time to do all these routes and enjoy Mount Rigi from a side that not many tourists see. Mount Rigi offers more than 120 km hiking trails in summer and even 35 km in winter and therefore always good for an insider tip. We hope to see you soon once again and send you all the best wishes, Ragna, Customer Service
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    the train was not busy, half an hour ride and we were at a beautiful point of view. it was in the middle of May and the weather was sunny.
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    Response from Rigi_CH, RIGI GUEST SERVICES at Mt. Rigi - Day Pass Winter
    Responded Jun 15, 2019
    Dear Ziv Tirosh R Thank you very much for visiting the Queen of the Mountain. We are very glad to hear that you had a wonderful view and a sunny day. We hope to see you again on Mt. Rigi. Majestic greetings. Yvonne
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    About the operator
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    Cary, North Carolina
    Absolutely stunning views! After a simple cog wheel train ride, enjoyed a cup of cocoa and some crisps at the
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    Toronto, Canada
    Railway ticket from zurich to goldau
    Can I take any train from zurich going to goldau? The ticket doesn't seem to indicate that. I guess it's a day
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    Michael C
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Breathtaking views
    We took a short train ride from Zurich to Lucerne.The cog wheel train up Mount Rigi was an experience it’s
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    Jackie H
    London, United Kingdom
    Lovely walks and views
    This is the subject of one of JMW Turner's water colour masterpieces and the peak is just as breathtaking in 'rel
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    Georgetown, Texas
    Best day of entire trip.
    We took a ferry from Luzern to Vitznau where we got the train which we took to the top of Mt Rigi where we stopped
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    Adam F
    All White and Alright!
    In all honesty, this was our second choice, but we were not disappointed. Our family of 4 (including 2 teenage
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    My Rigi
    Awesome place !!!! Nature at its best . Though it was foggy below but the sun was bright and shinning on mountain
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    cog railway to the top
    Took the ferry from Lucerne to the base of Mt Rigi, then took the cog railway to the top, climbed i the snow to
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Awesome view on the way up
    Ferry ride from Zurich ferry terminal to Vitznau gave nice views of white capped mountains and green pastures with
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Interesting experience and journey to Rigi and back to Lucerne
    We went to Rigi in the afternoon after going to Pilatus in the morning. We reach back at Lucerne station around
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    London, United Kingdom
    Unbeatable views
    Breathtaking views after a short trek to the top. The photos taken may not do it any justice. Definitely well
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    Rehovot, Israel
    Awesome view
    We visited the peak in the summer years back and now in December. 2019. It was a sunny snow-covered day and the
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    Decatur, Illinois
    To the top
    Wonderful trip. A little confusing to return to the boat after dark but made it. Also if you want to go to the
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    Norma G
    Chicago, Illinois
    An accidental Mt. Rigi
    Mt. Rigi wasn't on our list of things to do but we were directed to the wrong the boat on Lake Lucerne and well
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    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Great ride, view and hike
    Took Cogwheel train to top and walked downhill for one hour thirty-five minutes to a lower station. Easy walk for
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