Rigi - First trail

Winter Hiking
2.4 km
Travel time
0 ½ h
Rigi - First trail
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi - First trail
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi First - Rigi Kaltbad 

The First trail is a simple but panoramic hiking trail that leads through the enchanting Rigi winter wonderland.

The easy walk leads you from the village square Kaltbad to Rigi First. On the flat and very easy walkway with a magnificent view of Lake Lucerne, the reformed mountain church by Zurich architect Ernst Giesel and the typical snow-covered "Nagelfluh" walls deserve special attention. From the First sun terrace, the idyllic upper First Trail leads back to Kaltbad. An enjoyable round trip without any strain.


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
Rigi Kaltbad
2 / 6
57 m
57 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, November, December
Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - Rigi First (1453 m) - Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m)
Safety information
Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.
High profile hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and possibly walking sticks.
Author’s advice
A stay in the Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad to end up the hike relaxingly is highly recommended.
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Good to know


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

Further information on 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

From A4 highway, exit Küssnacht, then direction Weggis - Vitznau 

From A4 highway, exit Brunnen, then direction Vitznau - Weggis 

Accessible by bus and train
Public transport

Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of this hike, can be reached via Vitznau by cog railway or cable car from Weggis.

Click here to timetable


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