Rigi, CH

The majestic location between three lakes, the easy accessibility by rack railroad or aerial cableway, the panoramic view of the alpine rim and the wide range of leisure activities make the Rigi a popular excursion mountain.

Between Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and Lake Lauerz rises the Rigi, also called the “Queen of the Mountains”. It reaches its highest point on the Rigi-Kulm (1,797 m above sea level), from where visitors can enjoy a wonderful panorama over Lake Lucerne and the nearby Alps as well as to the north into the Central Plateau.


The Rigi Scheidegg (1,658 m) is a mountain summit of the Rigi massif, overlooking Goldau in the canton of Schwyz on its north mountainside, and Gersau and the Gersauerbecken on its south side. The cable car station 160 metres east of it is called Rigi Scheidegg.

The summit is connected by two aerial cable cars, one, the Kräbel – Rigi Scheidegg, on the north side connecting to the Kräbel station on the Arth-Rigi Bahn, and another one, the Obergschwend – Rigi Burggeist, on the south side leading down to Obergschwend in the municipality of Gersau.

Alternatively, it is possible to walk from Rigi Scheidegg to Rigi Kaltbad (that’s the one, we did) or Rigi Klösterli by a panoramic footpath on the eastern and western mountainside of the Rigi massif. Much of the path uses the trackbed of the former Rigi Scheidegg railway that once linked Rigi Kaltbad and Rigi Scheidegg.

The summit of Scheidegg was once the site of a large hotel, built in 1830. The reduction in tourism due to World War I, and the subsequent change in tourism from overnight stays to day trips, resulted in the closure of the hotel and its eventual demolition in 1943/4.

Getting there

By any means or by choice of public transport services: SBB Timetable, please click here.

The Country

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.

The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

The Weather

Here’s the weather for the capitol city. Go to Dark Sky and input any other destination of your choice to get a detailed weather prognosis. There’s also a weather time machine, providing you backcasts for the experienced past and forecasts for the predicted future.

Bern, Switzerland WEATHER

My Blog

To blog or not to blog? That’s been the eternal question with no universal answer. I decided to blog a little and so, from time to time, you will find new posts in here.

Currently, there are 99 posts and counting…

One Earth | Many Worlds. There’s an interactive map in My Destinations showing all the spots of which there’s a blog post in this site.