Source: Schwyzer Wanderwege
Author: Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
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.
Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) – First (1453 m) – Unterstetten ( 1451 m) – Hinder Dossen (1546 m) – Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m)
Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.
High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible.
At the end of the hike I recommend to take refreshment in the mountain inn Rigi Scheidegg with their local products.
However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.
At Rigi valley stations you will find parking spaces at a fee.
You can reach Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of this hike, from Vitznau by cogwheel railway or cable car from Weggis.