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Rigi or Pilatus with babies?

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Rigi or Pilatus with babies?

We are planning a trip to Lucerne next September (2014) and will have 3 small children (aged 3, 2, and 10 months). Is it possible to visit the mountains with 3 small kids? I read on the Mt. RIgi website - Children (6-16 years) accompanied by at least one adult can travel on Mt. Rigi Railways for free in July and August. But what about younger children? Does anyone know of any other day trips in the area where our family can go and see great views and be in the mountains... and maybe pet some cows? We will have a car. Thanks!

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1. Re: Rigi or Pilatus with babies?

Mt Rigi would be fine for your purpose. Your kids will travel free, and should enjoy the amenities at Rigi Kaltbad. I don't think you can take your car up the mountain, which means you probably have to back track to return to your car. If your kids are older they may like to see Morschach nearby.

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2. Re: Rigi or Pilatus with babies?

Hi bacon_poland

You can find many tips about excursions from Lucerne on the Top Questions about Lucerne (right side of your screen). I agree with bofroster, Mt. Rigi would be a great choice. Take the train from Lucerne to Arth-Goldau, the cogwheel train up to Rigi-Kulm and the other side down to Vitznau and from there the boat back to Lucerne. There are roundtrip tickets available and the Swiss Pass would fully cover the whole roundtrip.

Please keep your kids under control, in the mountains there are always places which can be dangerous for small kids.

Have a great time


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3. Re: Rigi or Pilatus with babies?

Have a look at the website for ballenberg museum http://ballenberg.ch/en/. They have over 250 different types of animal - but I'm not sure how hands on they all are. Certainly the website shows many animals that the children can touch.

it's an absolutely brilliant place, it's got traditional houses taken from all over Switzerland together with the contents, bedlinen etc inside and outside are traditional gardens and animals.

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