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Mount Rigi: Cogwheel Train Ticket

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Mount Rigi: Cogwheel Train Ticket

From US$ 78.23 per person

Ride on Europe's first railway in Rigi, the Queen of the Mountains. Enjoy a unique combination of rack railway and cable car and enjoy an exhilarating outing by Luzern in the heart of central Switzerland.

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  • Have an adventure on a rack railway and get a glimpse into the history of the area
  • Experience the Queen of the Mountains at the Rigi in central Switzerland
  • Enjoy a break from everyday life and the fantastic views over Lucerne and the highest Alpine peaks of Switzerland
Full description
Discover Rigi, a mountain range in central Switzerland with a particular charm. Choose for yourself how you would like to discover the Queen of the Mountains with its outstanding 360-degree panoramic view overlooking the Swiss Alps and lakes. Take the first mountain railway in Europe (since 1871), which travels from Vitznau to the top of the mountain (Rigi Kulm; 1797 meters above sea level). Or travel to the top from Goldau with the rack railway on the north face, from where you can also access the small cable car departing at Kräbel, going up to Rigi Scheidegg. From Weggis, the cable car travels to Rigi Kaltbad, where you can transfer with the rack railway to the Rigi Kulm.  All of the valley stations can easily be reached from Lucerne by boat to Weggis/Vitznau or direct train to Goldau as well as from Zurich with a direct train connection to Goldau. Each valley station also has car parking facilities.  Summer (March - November): The Rigi Day Pass includes all 4 modes of transport for the whole day. The mountain rage offers different hiking- and walking trails of approximately 120 kilometers with fantastic panoramic views. This is a popular area for all fans of walking or for those seeking respite and relaxation away from the beaten tourist path. Be aware during summer months the Rigi is not covered in snow! Winter (December - March): The Rigi Day Pass includes all 4 modes of transport for the whole day. Skiers and snowboarders can use the ski lifts on the Rigi. Hiking enthusiasts can look forward to about 40 kilometers of well-groomed hiking trails with fantastic views. Active people have the great opportunity to discover the Queen of the mountains by sled or with snowshoes.
  • Cogwheel railway from/to Vitznau
  • Cogwheel railway from/to Goldau
  • Cable car from/to Weggis (closed from 16.-27.11.2020, 08.03.-01.04.2021, & 15.11.-26.11.2021)
  • Cable car from Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg (closed from 02.11.-13.11.2020, 06.04.-16.04.2021, & 02.11.-12.11.2021)
  • Food and drink
  • Rental of winter and skiing equipment
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Rigi Bahnen AG, Station Vitznau, Bahnhofstrasse 7, 6354 Vitznau; Rigi Bahnen AG, Station Goldau; Rigistrasse, 6410 Arth-Goldau; Rigi Bahnen, Station Weggis, 6353 Weggis

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  • The ticket is not valid for special rides, for example, the steam trains
  • The Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad cable car is closed from November 16 - 27, 2020, March 8 - April 1, 2021, and November 15 - 26, 2021
  • The Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg cable car is closed from and November 2-13. 2020, April 6 - 16 2021, and November 2 - 12, 2021
  • Children ride free of charge with adults from 1 July to 31 August
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

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February 22, 2020

Just do it.

August 19, 2019

Very good fun and enjoyable activity

May 7, 2019

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