Mount Rigi

The Swiss call Mount Rigi the Queen of the Moutains and rightly so. Mount Rigi is not actually part of the Swiss Alps but more of part of a plateau and is serviced by Europe's first ever cog-wheel railway.


  • Sunrise Rides - Every Sunday from June to September, visitors enjoy sunrise cable car rides from Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Experience a magnificent sunrise (accompanied by the moving sounds of the Alphorn) at Rigi Kulm. A delicious breakfast on Rigi Staffel concludes the experience.
  • Dinner in a floating restaurant - Every Saturday from July to September, the panoramic aerial cable car Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad is transformed into a romantic floating restaurant. Enjoy an unforgettable adventure at a lofty height, surrounded by a breathtaking panorama.0.Wrestling and Alpine Festival
  • The wrestlers, alpine farmers and dairymen celebrate a traditional festival on the Rigi. Local wrestlers compete and test their strength in magnificent natural surroundings. Besides wrestling, other alpine games such as rock throwing, finger wrestling ("Hägglen"), pole climbing and racing take place.
  • Rigi Dixie and Swing Weekend - On three days a handful of exquisite bands will set the mood with eclectic music for your listening pleasure. The evening jam sessions are legendary.
  • Rigi carriage rides and horse-drawn sleigh rides - all year round, Haflinger horses pull visitors at a leisurely pace through the magnificent landscape. Horse-drawn carriage rides with snacks or a fondue as well as luggage transfer and shuttle service are also offered.

Rail Europe products that will get you to Mount Rigi:

  • Swiss Card
  • Swiss Continuous Pass
  • Swiss Flexi Pass

How to get to Mount Rigi:

By train from Lucerne or Zürich, or from Ticino, to Arth-Goldau, the departure point of one of the Rigi mountain trains. The Rigi train departing from Vitznau is best reached by ship from Lucerne. The train on the northern side has its own station stop at the Autobahn exit.