Mt. Rigi, Lucerne

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Surrounded by three lakes, Mt. Rigi once inspired painter J.M.W. Turner to create a series of works studying its changing views and blue sunrises. Known to many as the "Queen of the Mountains," the Alpine massif features a towering summit 1,798 m (5,898 ft) above sea level. A year-round tourist destination served by one of Europe's oldest mountain railways, the idyllic region draws a growing number of nature lovers with an extensive network of walking trails and ski slopes. Gear up and tackle the mountain's hiking paths all the way to the summit, or sit back and enjoy the sweeping views on the cable car that departs from the small town of Kussnacht. See Mt. Rigi and all Lucerne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lucerne trip planner .
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  • Incredibly beautiful panorama at any time of year. Only the journey with the Cog Railway is wonderful.
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  • We went in mid march. The day was cloudy and cold at top. we took the boat ride -> then cable car -> then cogwheel train and then we reached the top. we crossed clouds and reach the top of the peak. O...  more »
  • First mounted by cable car or funicular. Then walk up to the Summit, with many stops to admire the glance. The weather, of course! aim!
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  • Fun place for a couple of nights. A bit confusing and chaotic layout takes getting used to. But the train is great, and the train staff are all super warm and helpful. Not many toddler options for snow fun though (lots for the 5yo+ it seems).
  • On the edge of the beginning of the Alps. It's worth traveling a little longer for a much better view. However the hike here is still nice and simple for families
  • Hiking along the Rigi is very great and one and only thing you should do in Luchern.
  • best place to go. 25 mile distance from zurich, Switzerland. you can go there through arth-Goldau from zurich by one and half hour.
  • Mountain train is highly recommended to visit. It takes 1.5 hrs from Luzerne or Zurich. Approaching from Vitznau is perfect if anybody wants to enjoy Mountain train. The Rigi (Mount Rigi; also known as Queen of the Mountains) is a mountain massif of the Alps, located in Central Switzerland. The whole massif is almost entirely surrounded by the water of three different water bodies: Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and Lake Lauerz. The range is in the Schwyzer Alps, and is split between the cantons of Schwyz and Lucerne, although the main summit, named Rigi Kulm, at 1,798 meters above sea level, lies within the canton of Schwyz.
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