Mt. Rigi, Lucerne

4.8
#3 of 7 in Parks in Lucerne
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 .
Create an itinerary including Mt. Rigi
map
Mt. Rigi Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,728 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 19, 2017
    Nice hike up 1386 meters in altitude. Great views (when good weather) with plenty of interesting places to stop or side treks to take. Plenty of cows and pretty flowers. Had lunch at Rigi Kaltbad. The...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We climbed to the mount in a rack railway those trains are special because due to the slope of the mountain they need a mechanism in the railway that mechanism looks like a zipper hence its name, above there are spectacular views of the Lake and its surroundings, then we descended by funicular
    View original
  • August 16, 2017
    Rigi is very different from the Pilatus, more green, more trails, more nature! Plan a day to enjoy the view and discover a few trails! All transports are impressive (train, gondola and boat for the return trip to Lucerne). Bring with you to the trail map! Don't miss the small artisanal cheese at about 40 minutes of the Summit, the cheeses are delicious! A definite must!
    View original

Plan your trip to Lucerne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Lucerne

Small, historical Lucerne is big in its accommodation offerings. Surrounding the bay are plenty of mid-range and upscale hotels for those looking to splurge, putting you right downtown with easy access to sights, bars, and restaurants. If your budget is tight, look into the handful of guesthouses in the city. There are limited hostels available, and they tend to be a bit farther from the city core. Be sure to book in advance to avoid missing out.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Lucerne by other users

12 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Lucerne, Lauterbrunnen & Bern BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in France, Switzerland & Germany BY A USER FROM CHILE April, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA April, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Switzerland & Freiburg im Breisgau BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe & Dubai BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Dubai & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Paris, Rome & Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Lucerne, Interlaken & Bern BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA November, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans