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The Rigi-Kloesterli Path

Route
Winter Hiking
Length
2.1 km
Travel time
1 h
The Rigi-Kloesterli Path
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
The Rigi-Kloesterli Path
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
The Rigi-Kloesterli Path
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Rigi Kaltbad - First - Rigi Kloesterli 

Off your way on this easy hike, where you can spot a magnificent view of Lake Lucerne and the mighty Alpine peaks.

Along this route of the former Rigi-Scheidegg Railway, this leisure but panoramic path with continued a completely another route leads to Rigi First. The snow-capped Alpine peaks greet you from the southern shore of the lake. From Rigi First a descent follows to the cosy Heiri-Hütte alpine restaurant, which invites you to a hearty Älpler snack. Then the walk continues downhill in elegant meanders to the historic pilgrimage site of Klösterli, where many Capuchin monks once lived. The pretty pilgrimage chapel "Maria zum Schnee" (built in 1689) is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain chapels in the world. With the cogwheel train you will reach Goldau - the traffic junction of the region.

 

For your information 

You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here .

In order to let our next generation also inspired from 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 Kloesterli
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
2 / 6
Ascent
21 m
Descent
139 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, November, December
Directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - First (1443 m) - Rigi Kloesterli (1302 m)    

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.

Equipment

 High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible. 

Author’s advice

I suggest you to stop over in Hotel zum goldenen Hirschen. This hotel is located at the end of your hike.

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Good to know

Parking

At 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: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Arrival / Return journey

A4 highway - exit Küssnacht - direction Weggis - Vitznau 

A4 highway - exit Brunnen - direction 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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