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The Rigi Panorama Path

Route
Winter Hiking
Length
7.1 km
Travel time
2h
The Rigi Panorama Path
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
The Rigi Panorama Path
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
The Rigi Panorama Path
Photo: Judith Peeters, Community
The Rigi Panorama Path
Photo: Judith Peeters, Community
The Rigi Panorama Path
Foto von Winterwandern: Rigi - Panoramaweg • Zentralschweiz (18.01.2018 20:42:11 #1)
Photo: Stefanie Coletta, Community
The Rigi Panorama Path
Foto von Winterwandern: Rigi - Panoramaweg • Zentralschweiz (18.01.2018 20:42:11 #2)
Photo: Stefanie Coletta, Community
The Rigi Panorama Path
Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Rigi Kaltbad – First – Unterstetten – Hinder Dossen – Rigi Scheidegg  

The panoramic hike from Rigi Kaltbad to Rigi Scheidegg is wonderful just like a winter dream. In this entire area you will find inviting restaurants with panoramic terraces or hearty picknick places with prefilled firewood. Even in winter!

Enjoy the unique 360° panoramic view on the 7 km long panorama hiking trail. This route is ideal for passionate hikers.

Many interesting contempororay witnesses of the former Rigi-Scheidegg Railway can be discovered along this way. This route takes you through the old railway bridge, then a tunnel, pass by a disused passenger couch and a water filling station for the steam locomotives. The view of the Alps and the Schwyz basin is just magnificent. From Rigi Scheidegg you can take the cable car back to Goldau via Kräbel.

This hike can also be taken in the opposite direction.

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 be 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 Scheidegg
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
243 m
Descent
54 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, November, December
Directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) – First (1453 m) – Unterstetten ( 1451 m) – Hinder Dossen (1546 m) – Rigi Scheidegg (1656 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

At the end of the hike I recommend to take refreshment in the mountain inn Rigi Scheidegg with their local products.

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Good to know

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

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

Further information on parking

Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport

You can reach Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of this hike, from Vitznau by cogwheel railway or cable car from Weggis.

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