Mount Rigi is a mountain in central Switzerland, bordering Lucerne, and part of the Swiss Alps. It's also known as the "Queen of the Mountains.” Rigi offers stunning panoramic views and is famous for its beautiful sunrises. Nowadays, the mountain is easily accessible by public transportation. It offers many winter and summer excursions such as skiing, sledding, or hiking.

It has been popular with adventurous, romantic travellers for quite some time (before the advent of public transportation), including Mark Twain more than a century ago. The Rigi has been immortalized through paintings by JMW Turner, including "The Blue Rigi, Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise".

Practical Info

You can access Mount Rigi via steamboat from Lucerne to Vitznau and then the cogwheel train up to "Rigi-Kulm." Enjoy the view and take a ride back to Rigi-Kaltbad and from there the cable car to Weggis where you can go back to Lucerne by boat.

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Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

This independent Mount Rigi tour from Lucerne combines a round-trip boat cruise, cogwheel railway ride and aerial cable car ride for an epic Swiss Alps ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 5.5 or 8.5 hours

From USD $115.08

Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

On this full-day alpine excursion, escape Zurich and spend a glorious day in the Lake Lucerne area, exploring Mount Rigi, known as the ‘Queen of the ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $130.91

2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Combine a trip to Mt Rigi with a relaxing experience at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa on this overnight tour from Zurich. Enjoy the scenic views as ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $380.06

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

Board a comprehensive full day tour from Zurich and visit Mt. Rigi, Queen of the Swiss Mountains at 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). Your partly guided coach tour ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $130.91

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