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Rigi - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Rigi, 6410 Arth, Switzerland

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About Rigi

The Rigi is a mountain massif of the Alps, located in Central Switzerland. The whole massif is almost entirely surrounded by the water of three different bodies. The Rigi Kulm and other areas, such as the resort of Rigi Kaltbad, are served by Europe's oldest mountain railways, the Rigi Railways. The whole area offers many activities such as skiing or sledging in the winter, and hiking in the summer.


Attractions Near Rigi

Rigi Railways
Rigi Railways4.81km from Rigi

Mt Rigi watches over the eastern shore of Lake Lucerne and was one of the first mountains in the world to have a cog railway. First opened in 1871, the Mt Rigi rack train was originally pulled by steam engines. It was changed to electric, later on, but still today the route operates with nostalgic steam on special runs. There are actually two railways to the summit of Mt Rigi. The original Mt Rigi cog train from the shore of Lake Lucerne at Vitznau where the lake cruise boats stop.

Nature and Animal Park Goldau

The Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park Goldau is located in Central Switzerland in the middle of a wild, romantic landslide area. More than 100 species of wild European animals live in an area of 42 hectares. Many of them are endangered. The spacious animal enclosures are situated in between giant rocks and give the park its distinctive charm. One of the beautiful and informative places which gives an idea about the rare species of animals in the world.

Lake Zug
Lake Zug7.61km from Rigi

The Lake Zug is one of the lesser-known Swiss lakes, on the outskirts of the Alps and north of Lake Lucerne. It is fed by the Aa, which descends from the Rigi and enters the south end of the lake. The Lorze feeds the lake at the northern shore.

Wildspitz
Wildspitz7.69km from Rigi

One of the highest mountain in the canton of Zug, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Zug and Schwyz. The Wildspitz is surrounded by three lakes: Lake Zug, Lake Lauerz, and Lake Ägeri. It is one of the picturesque locations in this area and a nice picnic spot.

Schwanau
Schwanau8.9km from Rigi

Schwanau is an island in Lake Lauerz, located in the canton of Schwyz in Central Switzerland. It is occupied by a ruined castle, the Burgruine Schwanau, a chapel and a restaurant. Administratively the island lies within the municipality of Lauerz, but it is owned by the canton of Schwyz. The island is situated some 125 m off the south shore of the lake, close to the lakeside village of Lauerz. Its highest point is 22 metres above normal lake level or 469 metres above sea level. It is the largest

Hammetschwand Elevator
Hammetschwand Elevator9.1km from Rigi

The 152.8 meter-high lift to the Bürgenstock looks like a heaven-bound rocket. And views from Hammetschwand over Lucerne and its lake are best described as heavenly!. Built by hotel and railway businessman Franz Josef Bucher it was the first of its type in Switzerland when first opened in 1905. The lift carries passengers 153 metres up to the summit of the Hammetschwand in under a minute.

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Schwyz
Schwyz
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The canton of Schwyz is a canton in central Switzerland between the Alps in the south, Lake Lucerne to the west, and Lake Zürich in the north, centered on and named after the town of Schwyz.

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