It’s called the Queen of the mountains
How to get thereEveryone who visits Lucerne will surely go to mount Pilatus. Thus, if you want an alternative you better go to the Rigi. Because of its location in the heart of Switzerland, Rigi is easily accessible from every direction of Switzerland.
If you are coming from Weggis take the aerial cable car, which floats high above the forest offering views down Lake Lucerne and out of the Bernese Alps, up to Rigi Kaltbad. In Rigi Kaltbad you are then able to take the mountain railways to the top of Rigi known as Rigi Kulm. If you plan to come by car then Weggis is a great place to start offering a large car parking area.
You don’t like aerial cable cars? Don’t worry, as mentioned there are several ways up to the top. The mountain railway starts directly in Goldau, which is easily accessible by train from Lucerne. Regular trains run from Lucerne (26 min), Zurich (37 min), Zurich Airport (59 min) and various other locations.
More Information about the mountain railways: Goldau/Vitznau – Rigi Kaltbad.
In case you are seeking something even more spectacular, you can take the boat from Lucerne to Vitznau. This way you will experience the natural beauty and alpine magnificence of Central Switzerland. After the trip by boat you will have the unique chance in Vitznau to take the mountain railways up to Rigi Kulm.
You are more of an athletic person?
Great! Rigi is a hiking paradise. With more then 120 kilometres of marked hiking trails, Rigi is for everyone. You will find easy trails for families as well as tougher ones for hiking sympathizers. 😉 But before explaining every hiking trail let us switch to the site of Rigi, where you can find more information!