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    A Winter Afternoon on the Queen of the Mountains

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

    A Winter Afternoon on the Queen of the Mountains

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

    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.

     

    Published on 02.02.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 21.01.2015
    Published on 02.02.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 21.01.2015

    Route Details

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    Region
    Central Switzerland
    Time Required
    2 hours 5 minutes
    Distance
    8 km
    Ascent
    290 m
    Descent
    85 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 Train or Cable Car Station
    Starting Point with Public Transport
    Destination
    Rigi Scheidegg Cable Car Station
    Return with Public Transport
    Places to Eat
    Kaltbad, First, Unterstetten, Scheidegg
    Accommodation
    Gersau
    Things to Note
    The cable car from Weggis (bus station

    Route Description

    00:00 Begin of tour either at the cable car station or Rigi Kaltbad station of the Vitznau-Rigi Railway. Walk in direction of Unterstetten.

    00:25 Arrive Rigi First. Continue in the direction of Unterstetten.

    00:50 Arrive Unterstetten. Slightly off the main path is a restaurant with fantastic views of Lake Lucerne and Mount Bürgenstock. They offer hearty and reasonably-priced meals. Back at the trail continue in the direction of Rigi Scheidegg.

    01:30 Arrive Hinter Dossen. Continue in the direction of Rigi Scheidegg.

    02:05 Arrive Rigi Scheidegg.

     

     

     

     

     

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