Source: Schwyzer Wanderwege
Author: Gäste-Service Rigi / 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.
Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - First (1443 m) - Rigi Klösterli (1302 m)
Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.
High profile hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and possibly walking sticks.
I suggest you to stop over in Hotel zum goldenen Hirschen. This is located at the end of your hike.
However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: Lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.
From A4 highway take the exit Brunnen, direction Vitznau - Weggis