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Review of Mt. Rigi

Mt. Rigi
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Mount Rigi Lift and Train Ticket: Day Pass
Ranked #3 of 91 things to do in Lucerne
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Owner description: Mount Rigi's majestic peninsula on Lake Lucerne is the perfect setting for an authentic Swiss mountain experience with unforgettable views of over 13 lakes and the spectacular snow-capped Swiss Alps. Located in the heart of Switzerland, Mt. Rigi can be quickly and easily reached from Lucerne and Zurich. It is the Swiss people's favourite mountain destination, can be accessed via Europe's first ever cogwheel train (est. 1871) and is renowned for its numerous cogwheel railway and aerial cable car routes. You can visit Mt. Rigi 365 days a year and there's plenty of outdoor action on offer, including 120km of hiking trails. The numerous lookouts, delightful terraces and the Mineral Baths at Rigi Kaltbad also ensure there are plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation on the Queen of the Mountains.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 14 May 2012

The Pickwick Hotel Management recommended this over the trip to Pilatus. With Pilatus, I believe, one is restricted to go with the train. With Mt Rigi, you can go up by train, walk down a while (if you so wish) and catch the cable car back down. It was great. The locals prefer it!

1  Thank Franglaise2012
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

we had planned to go to Mt.pilatus,and we changed our decision at the very last minute,since the cable car and gondola were not working to go to pilatus.Excellent choice.Very easy to access.A boat ride from lucerne to Vitznau, andd then a 20 minute cogwheel train ride from there takes you to the top. Breathtaking views and not touristy at all.We hiked through the meadows on our return, and then halfway took the cable car down to the beautiful town of Weggis.The best part was, we had a swiss pass and this entire excursion was free with the pass.

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

We just got back from a visit to Lucerne and we did the Mt. Rigi trip while we were there. Our hotel concierge set it up for us. Very beautiful mountain and views. If you can only do a few things while you're staying in Lucerne I would suggest this tour. I do have to say that we had a bit of trouble actually getting down the mountain as the trains do not seem to run frequently from the top. The concierge had suggested we take the gondola down the mountain and we walked quite a way to catch it but it was not running! Had to wait a while for a train. Make sure you wear hiking shoes or you could be in trouble when visiting Rigi!

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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Took the boat from Luzern to Rigi, then the cog wheel train to the top. Gorgeous views. Well worth the trip and all free w the Swiss Pass

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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Beautifull steamboat trip from Lucerne to Wiggis, cablecar to Rigi Kaldbath, kuggle train to the Mt Rigi top. Perfect view throughout the Alps in the vicinity.
Should have walked down, but still too much snow on the roads...

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