The Rigi-Klösterli Path

Winter Hiking
2.1 km
Travel time
1 h
The Rigi-Klösterli Path
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
The Rigi-Klösterli Path
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
The Rigi-Klösterli Path
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege

Rigi Kaltbad - First - Rigi Klösterli 

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

Along the route of the former Rigi-Scheidegg Railway, this effortless 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 numerous Capuchin monks once lived. The pretty pilgrimage chapel "Maria zum Schnee" (built in 1689) is one of the most beautiful mountain chapels in the world. With the cog railway you will reach Goldau, the traffic junction of the region.



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 Klösterli
2 / 6
21 m
139 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, November, December

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

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

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Good to know

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: Lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Arrival / Return journey
From A4 highway take the exit Küssnacht, direction Weggis - Vitznau 

From A4 highway take the exit Brunnen, direction Vitznau - Weggis


Accessible by bus and train
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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