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Mount Rigi Tickets

Journey from Lucerne to Mount Rigi. Dive into scenic vistas of the Swiss Alps with our experiences. Opt for a boat ride on Lake Lucerne for panoramic views.
Mount Rigi Tickets
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Mount Rigi Day Pass

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Flexible duration
CHF 78

Mount Rigi Tickets Guide

Mount Rigi, the revered 'Queen of Mountains,' standing tall amidst Lakes Lucerne, Zug, and Lauerz. At 1,797m, Rigi-Kulm offers breathtaking panoramas over Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. With a rich history in Alpine tourism, this iconic destination invites adventurers to explore its year-round wonders. Accessible via historic cogwheel trains, scenic boat cruises, or thrilling cable cars, it promises gorgeous scenescapes and adventures. Find all your Mount Rigi ticket and tour options with an extensive travel guide for a smooth and happening visit.
  • Beautiful views: It's a feast to the eyes with gorgeous views of Lake Lucerne, the Alps, and the Swiss Plateau from the 1,797m summit.
  • Rich tourism history: A pivotal hub for 18th-century European travelers, Rigi's legacy as a pioneer in Alpine tourism, hosting Queen Victoria and boasting historic spas, hotels, and Europe's first mountain railway, marks it as an iconic historical landmark.
  • Year-round adventure: From winter sports like skiing and snowboarding to summer hiking on 120km trails, Mount Rigi offers diverse activities for every season.
  • Exciting transportation options: Accessible via historic cogwheel trains, boat cruises, and cable cars, each journey to Mount Rigi is an adventure in itself, enhancing the overall experience.
  • Family-friendly excursions: A family-friendly destination with activities suitable for all ages. Children can enjoy the train ride, easy hikes, and explore the mountain's beauty.
Best for: Visitors looking for a budget-friendly option and extensive exploration
  • A comprehensive ticket option at an inclusive price, providing access to Rigi Railways and Cable Cars within a single pass, ensuring cost efficiency.
  • Works for the ones on time crunch, offering a broader experience and flexibility to discover multiple parts of the mountain in a day.
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Mount Rigi Day Pass
Best for: Travelers looking to explore in-depth
  • Tailored for individuals or families looking to combine exploration with relaxation, offering access to the Mineral Baths & Spa for a rejuvenating wellness experience.
  • Option to upgrade for a boat ride adds an extra dimension to the relaxing journey.
Mount Rigi welcomes visitors year-round, ensuring accessibility regardless of the season.
Best time to visit
The prime visiting times for Mount Rigi are kind pf perennial. During the low season from November to February, accommodation rates tend to be more budget-friendly. To avoid larger crowds, it's advisable to steer clear of weekends and public holidays, opting instead for early mornings or after 5 PM. However, for optimal views of the natural landscapes, visiting between 9 AM and 5 PM is recommended.
Address: Mount Rigi, Central Switzerland [ Find on Maps]
Getting There
  • By train: Experience the world's oldest cogwheel train, accessible from either Arth Goldau or Vitznau villages.
  • By cable car: Begin your journey by cable car, starting either from Weggis or Kräbel, for an ascent to the mountain's summit.
  • By car: Traveling from Zurich? Opting for a car might be the most convenient choice to reach Arth Goldau. From there, you can easily board the train destined for Mount Rigi.
  • Mineral Baths & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad.
  • Mountain hut experience.
  • Kidsland Rigi Staffel.
  • Nostalgic steam trips.
  • Eisfeld Rigi Kaltbad.
  • Alpine wellness Chäserenholz.
  • Fondue Excursion.
  • Group Cheesemaking.
  • Information centers: Visitor centers and information points provide guidance, maps, and details about the mountain's attractions, trails, and activities.
  • Restaurants and Cafés: Several dining options near the train station offer local Swiss cuisine, snacks, and beverages, allowing visitors to refuel and lounge during their exploration.
  • Spa: Enjoy a wholesome mineral bath and spa experience at Rigi Kaltbad.
  • Wheelchair access: While not all stations are wheelchair accessible, facilities are available for individuals with disabilities at Rigi Kulm, Rigi Kaltbad, Staffelhöhe, and Rigi Staffel. The Goldau to Vitznau cogwheel railway does offer wheelchair accessibility.
  • Sunrise or sunset views: Consider experiencing the sunrise or sunset from Mount Rigi. The breathtaking colors across the horizon offer a mesmerizing and tranquil experience.
  • Night stay: Plan an overnight stay on the mountain. The serene evenings away from city lights offer an incredible stargazing opportunity. Some accommodations provide ideal spots for this astronomical treat.
  • Local culinary experiences: Explore local cuisine at smaller, lesser-known eateries along the mountain's trails. These hidden gems often offer authentic dishes with stunning views.
  • Photography hotspots: Seek out lesser-explored viewpoints for photography. The mountain offers numerous scenic spots beyond the popular areas, allowing for unique and captivating shots.
  • Off-Season exploration: Consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (late spring or early autumn). You might encounter fewer crowds, making it an excellent time to explore the mountain's trails and attractions more peacefully.
  • Cultural encounters: Engage with locals or guides to learn about lesser-known historical and cultural aspects of Mount Rigi. Some may share intriguing stories about the mountain's past or folklore.
  • Alpwirtschaft Chäserenholz: Situated a 21-minute stroll from Arth, relish Swiss cheese on toast (Käseschnitte), meat, and carpaccio amidst mountain serenity.
  • Bistro by Regina Montium: Merely a 7-minute drive from Rigi, savor genuine Swiss cuisine crafted from local produce at this locale.
  • Restaurant Lok 7: Found just an 8-minute drive from Rigi, indulge in the Alpine Cordon Bleu Lunch alongside breathtaking Alpine vistas.
Cogwheel train ride
Get on Europe's inaugural cogwheel train journey up Mount Rigi. As the train chugs up the mountain, travelers are treated to breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and the serene lakes of Lucerne, Zug, and Lauerz. The slow ascent allows ample time to soak in the panoramic views and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Cable car ride
Glide through the skies on a cable car adventure, whether ascending from Weggis or Kräbel. Revel in the stunning bird's eye view as the cable car ascends to Rigi Kaltbad, a picturesque spot renowned for its mineral baths and scenic hiking trails. The ride presents an opportunity to witness the grandeur of the mountains and lakes, offering an immersive aerial perspective.
Hiking trails
Set out on an adventure along the extensive network of hiking trails spanning 120 kilometers across Mount Rigi. From leisurely strolls to more challenging treks, these trails cater to all levels of hikers. At an altitude of 1,400 meters, these trails offer enchanting vistas of mountains, slopes, cliffs, and serene Alpine vegetation, providing a profound connection with nature.
Observation points
Discover the beauty of Mount Rigi from various observation points such as Rigi Kulm, Rigi Staffel, and Rigi Scheidegg. Ascend the Känzeli observation tower near Rigi Scheidegg for a captivating 360-degree view of the breathtaking Alpine scenery, capturing the essence of Switzerland's natural splendor.
Winter sports
Embrace the thrill of winter sports activities amidst the snow-covered landscape from December to March. Engage in skiing, snowboarding, sledging, winter hiking, or snowshoeing, enjoying the winter wonderland and the adrenaline rush of these exciting outdoor pursuits.
Nature Reserve & Wildlife Park
Immerse yourself in a 42-hectare nature reserve and wildlife park adjacent to Mount Rigi. Explore the natural habitat of around 100 native Swiss wildlife species, gaining insights into their behaviors and characteristics while observing them in their element.
Mineral Baths & Spa
Unwind at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa. The indoor-outdoor pool is set amidst gorgeous Alpine views, let lose in the sauna, steam baths, and relaxation areas, and pamper yourself with a range of massages and beauty treatments.

How do I purchase Mount Rigi tickets?

Tickets can be bought online through authorized partners like Headout, or at the spot. However, it is advised to book in advance for a seamless visit.

What ticket options are available for Mount Rigi?

There are different ticket options like day passes offering access to trains, cable cars, and various attractions. Other options might include combined passes with spa access or boat rides.

Are there discounts available for children, seniors, or groups?

Yes, various discounts might be available for children, seniors, or groups. It's recommended to check the specific ticketing details for eligibility criteria and discounts offered.

Can I purchase tickets for specific activities or attractions separately?

Yes, some tickets allow for specific activities or attractions like cable cars, specific train rides, or entry to the spa area. You can choose tickets based on their preferences.

Are Mount Rigi tickets valid for a specific date or can they be used anytime?

Ticket validity varies based on the type of pass purchased. Some tickets are valid for a specific date, while others offer flexibility, allowing visitors to use them on any day within a certain period.

Do I need to book in advance or can I buy tickets on the day of my visit?

It's advisable to book in advance, especially during peak seasons or for specific activities. However, tickets might also be available for purchase on the day of your visit, depending on availability.

Are there any additional fees or charges apart from the ticket price?

There might be additional charges like handling fees, taxes, or extra costs for specific activities or services. You can check for any additional fees when purchasing tickets.

What is the Mount Rigi?

Mount Rigi, located in Central Switzerland, is a mountain known for its panoramic views of the surrounding lakes, mountains, and landscapes. The mountain has several hiking trails, and also offers various winter sports activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.

What is the usual duration for a visit to Mount Rigi?

The time needed largely hinges on your chosen activities. For a scenic visit, approximately two hours suffice. However, engaging in hiking or winter sports like snowboarding may necessitate dedicating an entire day.

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