Saturday, June 04, 2005

Admiring the Views from Mt Rigi

One of the must visit stops on your trip in Switzerland should be The Rigi Mountain range which rises up to 1798m between the lakes of Luzern and Zug. The Rigi has long been a majestic viewing point with several summits along the mountain range, dividing the two lakes of Zug and Luzern.

Some of the highlights include the wonderful views south to the Alps. You can choose to wake up and watch a picturesque sun rise or on a perfectly blue day basque in the incredible views the Rigi has to offer.

There are several transport options up to the mountain. Vitznau and Arth-Goldau are the train routes which ascending to the summit. Both trains converge at the Staffel near the summit for the final pull up to Rigi-kulm. A third route by cable car from picturesque Weggis, also on the Lake Luzern, connects at an intermediate stop at Rigi-Kaltbad.

The most popular method is to go up one route and down by another. The Swiss Pass, Eurailpass and InterRail all bring a 25 percent discount. If you are set on hiking to the Summit, it can take up to 4 hours from Weggis.

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