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Review of Mt. Rigi

Mt. Rigi
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Mount Rigi Lift and Train Ticket: Day Pass
Ranked #3 of 91 things to do in Lucerne
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Owner description: 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 its 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 relaxation on the Queen of the Mountains.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 29, 2013

i had gone to mount rigi or rigi kulm as called in switzerland,....anyways i took a ferry from lake lucerne to vitnau and then a cable car and again a mountain train....the view from the top was nothing exceptional....just ordinary......i would always recommend tourist to visit lesser known gunterkulm in bern...it is simply amamzing....more on it on my review on bern and gunterkulm

4  Thank Tarun K
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The combination boat trip and cog rail ascent of Mount Rigi are a delightful change from museums (wait for the rainy day to do those) and was thoroughly enjoyable. While there appears to be plenty of hiking options, it's also easy to do this ecursion with "no heavy lifting", excercise-wise.

1  Thank joekr
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We drove from Lucerne to Vitznau and took the cog train to Rigi Kulm. The train was filled with people of all ages (and a few dogs) who were heading up to do some hiking. The views from the top were spectacular. After spending time enjoying the scenery, we eventually took the trail down to Rigi Kaltbad. There were many viewpoints along the way as well as cattle in farmers fields. We also passed by one of the take-off points for paragliders and watched the careful preparations of one glider before he caught the wind and was gracefully pulled into the sky. The sound of the cow bells in the valley below was remarkable. We could easily have spent another few hours on Mt. Rigi to enjoy more of the many trails. This was a wonderful way to spend a day.

2  Thank Hawkhardt
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We enjoyed a full day of adventure by taking one of the paddleboat steamers from Lucerne over to Vitznau, followed by cogwheel railway trip up to Rigi Kulm. From there we had numerous options for hiking the vast system of trails and small roads to thoroughly enjoy the mountain experience and tiny hamlets. We stopped midday at a nice restaurant in Rigi Kaltbad (many to choose from all over the mountain!) to savor a local delight and after a few more hours of hiking and sightseeing we made our way down to Weggis by cable car. Both Vitznau and Weggis are worth taking some time to explore as well. Then back onto a paddleboat steamer for the return to Lucerne. Great day, great sights, relaxing boat rides, great hikes.

2  Thank Rod C
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Wonderful views and various walks at the top. Got the cog train up from Vitznau and cable car to Weggis to return which was very crowded and uncomfortable on a hot day. Next time would probably go both ways by red cog train return from Vitznau.

2  Thank happytourist44
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