The varied one: Seebodenalp - Rigi Kulm (or vice versa)




4.62 km long
difficulty: difficult
condition: difficult
Great panorama
  • 02:15 h
  • 782 m
  • 1,015 m
  • 1,797 m
  • 782 m
  • 4.62 km
  • start: Seebodenalp
  • destination: Rigi Kulm

Seebodenalp - Grodboden - Holderen - Düssen - Rigi Staffel - Rigi Kulm

This popular hiking route takes you from Küssnacht am Rigi to the Queen of the Mountains. Take the cable car from Küssnacht to Seebodenalp. From there you hike along corridor roads and alpine pastures in the direction of the Holderen hut. A challenging climb continues over the Rütlersplangg to the Gruebi in Düssen (covered fireplace). Through the shady mountain forest up to Rigi Staffel station and on to Rigi Kulm. At the summit you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the whole of Central Switzerland and large parts of the Mittelland. The hike can also be done in the opposite direction.



The current operating status of the railways and hiking trails can be found here. So that future generations can also enjoy the Queen of the Mountains, we ask you to dispose of your waste at the stations or take it home with you. Thank you.


Best season

depending on the weather


Seebodenalp (1020 m) - Grodboden (1030 m) - Holderen (1116 m) - Düssen (1300 m) - Rigi Staffel (1604 m) - Rigi Kulm (1797 m)

Tour information

  • Barrier-Free

  • Stop at an Inn

  • Summit


Sturdy shoes and clothing suitable for the weather. Possibly walking sticks. Food and drinks for the road.


Take the A4 motorway to the Küssnacht am Rigi exit and follow the signs for Weggis - Vitznau.

Approach and parking

Metered parking is available at the valley station of the Küssnacht-Seebodenalp cable car.

However, we recommend public transport instead of a car: sit back, enjoy and do something good for the environment to boot.

Take public transport to the valley station of the Küssnacht-Seebodenalp cable car. The cable car is in continuous operation when the number of guests is high.


The hiking ticket for this hike includes the following train journeys:

  • from Küssnacht to Seebodenalp with the cable car

  • from Rigi Kulm to Vitznau / Weggis by cogwheel train or cable car

The timetables of the Rigi Railways can be found here.


Gäste-Service Rigi


Schwyzer Wanderwege


At the end of the tour, I like to enjoy a hearty Rigi sausage at the Rigi Kulm Hotel.


Getting there
The varied one: Seebodenalp - Rigi Kulm (or vice versa)
6403 Küssnacht am Rigi