This ideal day trip destination rewards visitors with a breathtaking 360° panoramic view over 13 lakes, the majestic Alps and even as far as the Black Forest in neighbouring Germany. Two cog railways – one from Vitznau (this being Europe’s very first mountain railway) and one from Goldau – together with the aerial cableways from Weggis and Kräbel (above Goldau), allow for interesting travel combinations between them. More actively inclined guests may pick and choose from a network of roughly 120 kilometres (75 miles) of hiking trails.

Top attractions

  • Queenly round trip: Luzern – Vitznau – Rigi Kulm – Arth-Goldau – Luzern (by boat, cog railway and train).
  • Nostalgic steam engine rides in historic salon coaches.
  • Guided culinary hiking tours with local guides and regional dishes.
  • Sunrise and sunset rides.
  • Mineral bath & spa in Rigi Kaltbad.

Arrival: by boat or bus in Vitznau, then by cog railway to Rigi Kulm; by train or bus in Goldau, then by cog railway to Rigi Kulm; by boat or bus in Weggis, then by aerial cableway to Rigi Kaltbad. By railway to Kräbel, then by cableway to Rigi Scheidegg
Travel time to Rigi Kulm: from Vitznau, 33 min; from Goldau 37 min; from Weggis, 10 min to Rigi Kaltbad (connection to cog railway to Rigi Kulm).
Open 365 days a year (regular interval timetable for all lines).
Various accommodation and catering facilities.

Children from 6 to 16 get a discount, children under 6 do not require a ticket but will share seats with a paying adult. Children under 16 travelling with their parents on a Swiss Family Card, will travel for free.

Discounts for passengers holding a Swiss or Eurail Pass.

Once travel on the voucher is initiated, no refund will be due.