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Rigi - First Promenade

Route
Winter Hiking
Length
2.1 km
Travel time
0 ½ h
Rigi - First Promenade
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi - First Promenade
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Rigi Kaltbad - First - Station Wölfertschen First 

This easy hike offers 2 in 1 pleasures of nature and relaxation.

The first section offers a fantastic view of Lake Lucerne and the snow-capped Alps on the southern horizon.

Are you a relish walker? Then you should not miss this tour. This wide hiking trail runs along the route of the former Rigi-Scheidegg railway. From the restaurant Bärenstube First it leads through a enlightened mountain forest with a view of the both sides of Mt.Mythen that majestically tower over the Schwyz basin.

Hints

You can find the up-to-date operating status of the railways and hiking trails here.

In order to let our next generation also enjoy the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of the waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.

 

Technical details

Tour type
Winter Hiking
Starting point
Rigi Kaltbad
Point of arrival
Station Wölfertschen First
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
2 / 6
Ascent
56 m
Descent
22 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, November, December
Directions
Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m)- First (1453 m) - Station Wölfertschen First (1479 m) 
Safety information
Please always use the marked winter hiking trails.
Equipment
High profile winter equipment are needed: hiking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and possibly walking sticks.
Author’s advice
I recommend to induldge yourself for a moment in the hearty Restaurant Chalet Schild.
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Good to know

Parking
At all Rigi valley stations you will find parking spaces at a fee.

Further information about arrival and parking 

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: Lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Arrival / Return journey
Take the exit Küssnacht from A4 highway, then direction to Weggis - Vitznau 

Take the exit Brunnen from A4 highway, then direction to Vitznau - Weggis

Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport
Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of the hike, can be reached via Vitznau by cog railway or cable car from Weggis.

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