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Rigi, Lucerne

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#3 of 9 in Parks in Lucerne
Surrounded by three lakes, 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 Rigi and all Lucerne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lucerne trip planner .
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  • Took the train from vitzanu to the top and walked back down to Vitzanu. Generally well marked directions, amazing views all the way down, step in places especially towards the bottom, but well worth i...  more »
  • It's only a little time before a train, it's too much to be lost! If you're walking down the stop or want to take a photo at the stopway, it's best to see the time sheet clearly, and if you don't, you might have to wait an hour. If it's like this every time, the journey takes a lot more time. I can't get the view than the Pilaus.
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  • We took a ferry boat from Lucerne to Rigi. We enjoyed the nice view of alps from far. Mount Rigi’s highest point is around 1700m high. The view was very nice. We went up with a cogwheel and came back ...  more »
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  • I visited Rigi in April. Took the cogwheel train to the summit here. The day we went it was cold, and it was hailing but before the clouds covered everything it was such a beautiful site! I didn’t spend much time on the mountain but even with the little that I saw I was beyond impressed.
  • I made the mistake of going here on a cloudy day but I was quite lucky that I got to witness snowfall by the time I reached the top (this was June). The train is exceptionally good and leaves every hour. You'll get to see many waterfalls during the ride if you go during summers. I can't say much about the view since I couldn't see any of it due to the clouds but it is definitely a good idea to trek in this area.
  • Definitely one of the most breathtaking places in Switzerland! A must see. Especially if you love hiking it will be for you. There are many different trails. I also love that every places is accessible for free if you have a “GA”. So it’s definitely the best choice if you are on a budget as well. In winter you can also go sledding! Easily one of the best places to spend a sunny day and enjoy nature.
  • Incredible views at the top, and a cafe in the hotel that you can grab a snack or coffee and relax. Would highly recommend taking the rail to the top then hiking down to Rigi Kaltbad (about 1 hour) to take the rail to Vitznau. Wonderful panoramic views all along the way!
  • Beautiful place to visit during summer and winter... It would be more good if there is clear sky during winter... Travelling by mountain train is one of the best thing on this place...
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