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A Winter Afternoon on the Queen of the Mountains

Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi First - Unterstetten - Hinter Dossen - Rigi Scheidegg

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A Winter Afternoon on the Queen of the Mountains

Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi First - Unterstetten - Hinter Dossen - Rigi Scheidegg

Published on 02.02.2016 by GabrielleMerk | Tour Date: 21.01.2015 | Favourite Entries (2)

Mount Rigi has rightly earned its nickname of „Queen of the Mountains“ not least for its accessibility but mostly for its versatility in terms of activities for the entire family, both summer and winter…. And of course for the 360° views stretching wide over Lake Lucerne to the Bernese Alps in the South, to the Uri Alps in the East and all the way to Germany in the North.

The Rigi Panorama Trail is a 7 km prepared trail which runs along the former railway line from Kaltbad to Scheidegg (in operation from 1874 to 1931). It is an easy walk for the whole family along a mostly level and wide path, with just a small ascent toward the end. (Can of course be walked in both directions).

Along the way is evidence of the former railway line: tunnels, old bridges, water tanks for the old steam locomotives, and even an old passenger coach which has been converted into a vacation home.

A stop for lunch at the restaurant in Unterstetten is recommended as they serve hearty well-priced meals, and on a warm winter day the terrace invites you to enjoy the superb views over Lake Lucerne. A day with thick fog in the lower elevations has its very own charm as well.

 

 

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Published on 02.02.2016 by GabrielleMerk | Tour Date: 21.01.2015 | Favourite Entries (2)

Route Details 

Region
Central Switzerland
Time Required
2 hours 5 minutes
Distance
8 km
Ascent
290 m
Descent
85 m
Max. Altitude
1647 m
Min. Altitude
1415 m
Season Start / Season End
December - March
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Points of Interest
The old viaduct of the once operational Scheidegg Railway at Unterstetten.
Starting Point
Rigi Kaltbad
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Rigi Scheidegg Cable Car Station
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Kaltbad, First, Unterstetten, Scheidegg
Things to Note
There is no bus to the Weggis cable-car station in Weggis. It is a 15-minute walk from the Bus Station "Weggis, Dorfplatz" to the cable car station. The Scheidegg Cable Car line was upgraded in 2017 and newly-opened on Dec.23, 2017. GA-cardholders ride for free and there are 50% reductions for various subscriptions, but the full price for a single trip is 27 SFr.

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This time we did the tour starting in Scheidegg and walking to Kaltbad. From the...

Rating: 6/6

Hiked on 29.12.2017 by GabrielleMerk

This time we did the tour starting in Scheidegg and walking to Kaltbad. From the Scheidegg station there is a smaller upper trail which gives maybe even better views. This is such a great walk, barely any uphill, and alternately fabulous views North/Northeast and then South/Southwest.

 

 

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