Surrounded by three lakes, Rigi once inspired painter J.M.W. Turner to create a series of works studying its changing views and blue sunrises. Known to many as the "Queen of the Mountains," the Alpine massif features a towering summit 1,798 m (5,898 ft) above sea level. A year-round tourist destination served by one of Europe's oldest mountain railways, the idyllic region draws a growing number of nature lovers with an extensive network of walking trails and ski slopes. Gear up and tackle the mountain's hiking paths all the way to the summit, or sit back and enjoy the sweeping views on the cable car that departs from the small town of Kussnacht. See Rigi and all Lucerne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lucerne trip planner .
Tours to Rigi
Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $137
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $123
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Einen Tag auf diesen Bergen lohnt es sich auf jeden Fall. Die Zahnradbähne sind super und die älteste Wagen sind wie eine Reise in die Vergangenheit. Die Mitarbeiter sind freundlich und korrekt. Ganz ... more »A day on these mountains is definitely worth it. The gear edits are great and the oldest cars are like a journey into the past. The staff is friendly and correct. At the top you can have a coffee or a bite to eat. I recommend a short or long hike in the direction down. The small waterfalls and the trees on the way have a different taste in running.
Wonderful lake, train and cable car round trip from Lucerne. Awesome! Well worth doing. The vistas are truly amazing. more »
It’s always a pleasure. Since it’s is so close to my home I do go there quite often for hiking or just spending a day off in one of the various restaurants or the thermal bath. The railway staff is in general very friendly.
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