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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. Put Mt. Rigi on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lucerne tourist route planner.
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  • The beautiful Cog Railway to get up to about 200 m below the Summit and must climb the rest on foot. Once at the top you have good visibility views of the lakes and the panorama of the central Alps.
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  • In the summer well suitable for hikes. Great winter ski area. Very nice views from the top...
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  • So the trip my two children (5&8) and I did was a lovely boat ride from Luzern to Vitznau, then a nostalgic steep train journey up to Rigi Kaltbad (half way up Rigi), and then we walked back down to V...  more »