Did you know why Mount Rigi is the Queen of the Mountains in Switzerland? Here, in 1871, the Vitznau-Rigi Bahn started operating and was the first mountain railway in Europe! Rigi Kaltbad, located on Rigi first, has had a bathing tradition for 600 years. In times gone by, people from all over the world were attracted to the healing waters of the ‘Kaltbad’ mineral springs. Some tips for a family day trip on this fantastic mountain!!
Family trip to Mount Rigi
You can arrive at Arth-Goldau with the train or car and board up to Rigi Kulm on the Cogwheel Railway.
From Weggis or Vitznau
From Vitznau, you go up with the cogwheel railway, and from Weggis, the experience is board on the Cable Car up to Rigi First. From Weggis/Vitznau, you can combine a boat trip to your ticket from Lucerne.
Activities and Events
Skiing, Sledding (We love to take the kids to sled up there!) Rigi offers lots of exciting events all year round! From Mountain Brunch (from Fr.25.-per person) to Gondel Candlelight dinner, Fullmoon trails, legendary Sunrise Rides. Take a look on the Rigi website and choose your fave here.
Did you know that there is a Holiday Camp for kids? Our boys went for a week on the “Ferien lager” and loved it! 🙂
Rigi First and Rigi Kaltbad
You can visit the Rigi Kaltbad and enjoy the Spa. During summertime, there is a special price combine day pass/Spa admission for Fr.60.- after 15:00. It is on our bucket list!
Rigi Kulm Top of Mount Rigi
Enjoy the view on 1797m a.s.L and 360º panorama of the Swiss Alps, Lake Lucerne Region, and much more! You will fall in love with Rigi!!
Swiss Travel Pass holders and General Abonnement can travel free of charge to the top of Mount Rigi! Half fare card and Interrail or Eurail pass 50% off on the day ticket.
Tuesday specials at Rigi, day card for Fr.-44 and lunch for two for one on Restaurant Bahnhöfli in Rigi Staffel (From January to Mai and November to December)
From Zurich, travel time around 1 hour by train or 45 min by car. From Lucerne to Weggis/Vitznau 20 min, Arth-Goldau 35 min.
Any questions about a family journey the Queen of the Mountains? Write to us with a comment!!
Thanks for reading!! I´m Aline and glad to show you our tips for your best vacation in Switzerland with Kids! We are based in Lucerne and weekly testing families day trips and outdoor adventures! Enjoy and welcome to Switzerland! 🙂