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“Stunning and free (with Swiss Pass)”
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 February 11, 2014

We went up on the cog railway from Vitznau and came back on the alternative route to Goldau. Both journeys were completely free with our Swiss Flexi Pass. We were really surprised that this trip was not charged at half price, or marked as a "day used" on our pass, but the staff were certain, so this is worth knowing.

We got there very cheaply using the train service from Lucerne to Brenner, changing at Kussnacht for the frequent number 2 bus. On the way back, the "blue" train took us back to the same railway line at Goldau, making a very pleasant and round trip.

The views going up and coming down we're breathtaking - both of lake Licerne and Lake Zug. The Cafe at the top was reasonably priced with good food and coffee. Not a lot to do at the top, but the Alpine views at 6,000 feet will use up a lot of your camera memory.

We'll worth it, and nice to find something in Switzerland which is very reasonably priced.

4  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

the view is so exciting, inspiring and peaceful at the same time and at every time of the year...just go for it and have a short or long walk and enjoy the constantly changing view...not only overlooking the lake but also far, far into Switzerland...

1  Thank enaww2014
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

A boat trip to this location is a must. The cog railway takes you to the top of the mountain where the air is clear and cool. The views are stunning on all sides. There is a hotel at the top with a restaurant, and also a tiny Swiss bar at which to enjoy the local beer.The options to return to the base are walking, cog railway or cablecar - or a mixture which we did. The only noise you hear is the cow bells and the only smells are green and flowery. There is another option for return to the base which is for the brave - jump off the mountain and fly! on a hang glider !

2  Thank Anita P
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

I went with a tour bus for 124 CHF, which is more or less the same as if you went by yourself. I just thought it was easier. I was dropped at Weggis and took the cable car up followed by cogwheel train to Riji Kulm. The panoramic views were just breathtaking. It wasn't a sunny day but everything was still clear. 360 degree views of the Alps and lakes below from above the clouds was simply amazing. There's a choice of hiring a sled or taking a scenic walk. I decided on the latter and it was well worth the extra effort. I'd have to stop every 20 metres or so for photos. Will definitely revisit in the summer.

2  Thank Dennis Z
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We chose Mt. Rigi to visit during our Lucern visit. We had a clear day and had sweeping views of the central Switzerland mountains. The trip to Mt. Rigi was fun. We took a boat to Weggis which is a cute town to explore, then the cogwheel train up to the top of Rigi Kulm. Once on top, it was fun watching some kids sledging down part of the mountain. You can also ski at the top. The cog wheel train gives you good views of the upper small towns and chalets built on the mountainside. If you go in the winter, you should wear sturdy warm boots, a hat, gloves, sunglasses and a warm coat. It gets cold at that elevation but may not be that cold in Lucern.
We hiked to the summit for AMAZING views. Then hiked down to Vitznua to catch the cable car back to the boat, which brought us back to Lucern. The whole trip took abound 6 hours. So plan a day if you want to visit Mt. Rigi. You will love it!

1  Thank JAMAClevelandArea
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