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Address: Lucerne 6354, Switzerland

Mount Rigi's majestic peninsula on Lake Lucerne is the perfect Setting for...

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 ist 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 relaxtion on the Queen of the Mountains.

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pretty. unmissable. Dream's view.

I wanted to see snow anyway. then they have indicated the Mt. Rigi which is near Zurich (our base city in Switzerland). We bought the ticket round trip, leaving from Zurich by... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2016
Ana Carolina L
Juiz de Fora, MG
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Juiz de Fora, MG
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Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to see snow anyway. then they have indicated the Mt. Rigi which is near Zurich (our base city in Switzerland). We bought the ticket round trip, leaving from Zurich by train, arriving at Arth-Godal and returning by boat to Lucerne (worth the visit) and then by train to Zurich. The mountain was covered with snow, the ride is... More 

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Rigi_CH, Marketing at Mt. Rigi, responded to this review

Hello Ana Carolina Thank you so much for your feedback. It's really nice to hear that you enjoyed Mt. Rigi so much and we hope that you have any time soon time to visit us again :) Kind regards, Julia Mt. Rigi More 

Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

I am sure this is a spectacular excursion is good weather but ..... Well what can you do, the weather is not good, but you decide to go anyway. We checked the webcams before leaving Lucerne and it was a bit overcast but looked okay. By the time we arrived at Weggis to catch a gondola, it was raining. On... More 

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Southam, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

We went on a very cloudy day in December and unfortunately missed out on taking in the full beautiful of the views. But when the clouds did part a little it was truly stunning. The trip up was also enjoyable and the food at the top was nice albeit a little expensive but nothing more in comparison to other Swiss... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 12, 2016

We visited Mt Rigi from Lucerne and all the travel was free using our Swiss Pass. We caught the ferry from Lucerne to Vitznau. This was a really nice ferry with great views along the lake. From Vitznau we caught the cog train to Mt Rigi. This was a really fun ride, with great views of the lake and mountains.... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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Reviewed January 12, 2016

Mt.Rigi is at lesser altitude and comparitively has less snow and less colder compared to Mt.titlis and others... And if you have a Swiss pass the ride to Mt.Rigi is free for you... Before visiting others mountains in swiss you can start up with Mt.Rigi... The view is really damn good... The last train from the mountain back to the... More 

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Big Island, Hawai'i
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Reviewed January 10, 2016

We used our Swiss Rail Pass for a free ferry ride to Vitznau from where we caught the cogwheel train up the steep mountain side, enjoyed the views, and then caught the cable car down for another vantage point. A must do day trip while in Lucerne.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed January 8, 2016

We took a tour across Lake Lucern and then a gondola up Mt. Rigi where we had dinner. Going back down the mountain we took the cog-wheel train. The entire tour was unbelievably beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

We went by ferry from Lucerne to Vitznau, and that is itself a pleasant thing to do. Train ride up to the top - stunning views. There are many paths and routes for walking back down, either to catch the train part way down or to go back down to the ferry. All offer easy, sometimes steep walks, places to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed January 6, 2016

Beautiful view. Lovely nature. Worth visit and spent all day. Good transportation.Highly recommended.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We can see this mountain from our apartment so decided to pay it a visit. We arrived by main line train at the foot of the mountain and walked a short distance to the separate mountain railway. The mountain train meanders up the side of the mountain before reaching the final station just below the summit which as at c.1,800... More 

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