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“Lovely Walk from Rigi-Kulm to Rigi-Scheidegg”
Review of Mt. Rigi

Mt. Rigi
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Authentic Swiss Experience from Lucerne: Watch Producer Visit, Boat Ride, Rigi...
Ranked #3 of 78 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 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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“Lovely Walk from Rigi-Kulm to Rigi-Scheidegg”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband and I spend our second day in Lucerne on a day trip to Mt. Rigi where we walked from Rigi-Kulm to Rigi-Kaltbad and on to Rigi-Scheidegg, about a three hour walk that took us past several minor peaks on Mt. Rigi. Like many others, we took a paddle boat steamer from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the red cog wheel train to the top. It was a little hazy the day we went, but the lake views from the train and at the top were still pretty amazing. The walk to Rigi-Scheidegg was on a level path with a few ups and downs, but was not strenuous. We had lunch at a small place about 10 minutes or so past Rigi-Kaltbad - no English menu, but the food was good and listening to the cow bells while we ate was fun. Once we passed Rigi-Kaltbad, there were far fewer people, and there were fewer lake views, but the countryside was beautiful and the views from Rigi-Scheidegg were lovely. We took a cable car from Rigi-Scheidegg down to the blue cog rail train which went to the station at Arth-Goldau, and then caught the train back to Lucerne. Tips: Get a map before you go - the signs are mostly clear, but at times were a little confusing. Also, as you enter Rigi-Kaltsbad, don't miss the hidden chapel. And you don't have to pay for a full round trip ticket if you walk this route - explain what you plan to do, and they will sell you the appropriate ticket.

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Wow! What a gem!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Friend of mine took me here saying the views of the lake was good. When we arrived, it was overcast and we were somewhat disappointed, but decided to take the cable car anyway since I'm here, and flew 6000 miles from USA.

Well this didn't disappoint. As the cable car ascended, it rose above the sea of clouds, giving way to, what i think, is probably better than a clear day... sea of clouds!

One regret, I spent only about 3 hours here, theres so much to do, so much sights to see. Recommended!

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing place”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went to Weggis by Ferry and then to Rigi by Cable car and train. the whole place is awesome, including Rigi Kulm and Rigi Katbald. Layers of snow and greenery. Though a lot of Koreans were there, don't know why.

Visited October 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Stunning views and a lovely train ride”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

I has a Switzerland all day travel pass so I decided to go to Lucerne. The sun was out so I headed out on a boat across the lake to Vitznau. On my way I saw that there is a cog train to the top of my Rigi about 1700 Meyers high. I would recommend the trip for the panoramic views and stunning vistas on the boat, the train and at the top.

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“Beautiful view you never forget”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful view you will enjoy. Must go someday again. But weather is very important. When I was there it was little cloudy but still very beautiful. When it is sunny and clear day it would be perfect.

Visited September 2013
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