The Rigi - Känzeli Walk




1.78 km long
round trip
difficulty: easy
condition: very easy
Great panorama
Winter hiking
  • 00:30 h
  • 33 m
  • 33 m
  • 1,435 m
  • 1,466 m
  • 31 m
  • 1.78 km
  • start: Rigi Kaltbad
  • destination: Rigi Kaltbad

Rigi Kaltbad - Kaenzeli - Rigi Kaltbad  

When Mt. Rigi wrapped herself in a wintery white dress, it is the time to be invited by the Queen of the Mountains to have fun in the snow. On Rigi Kaltbad, a panoramic winter hiking trail awaits you.

Visit the pretty rock chapel at the starting point of this easy walk. Small icicles are formated in a crevice which as seen just next to the chapel. Here is exactly where the Kaltbad spring flows even in nowadays and attracted tourists as early as the 16th century. It was the initial way of the wellness, which lasts until today in the modern Mineral Bath and Spa Kaltbad from the star architect Mario Botta. The flat path leads through the wintry fairytale forest, past interesting rock formations, to the magnificent Kaenzeli vista point. There you have a phenomenal panoramic view of the Kreuztrichter of Lake Lucerne, Lucerne and the crowning panorama of the Alps. In 1868 Queen Victoria of England visited here and wrote her enthusiasm in her diary.         

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 your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.



Best season

depending on the weather


Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - Kaenzeli (1464 m) - Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m)

Tour information

  • Familiy-Friendly

  • Loop Road

  • Stop at an Inn


High profiled winter equipments are needed: hiking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible.


A4 highway - exit Küssnacht -  direction "Weggis - Vitznau"

A4 highway - exit Brunnen - direction "Vitznau - Weggis"

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

Further information on getting there and parking

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of this hike, is easily accessible from Weggis or Vitznau by cogwheel railway or cable car.

Click here to timetable


Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege


Gäste-Service Rigi


In the village grocery at Rigi Kaltbad I always take some regional specialities home for my beloved.

Safety guidelines

Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.



Getting there
The Rigi - Känzeli Walk
6356 Rigi Kaltbad