Mt. Rigi, also known as the “Queen of the Mountains”, is a great place for fun and recreation right in the very heart of Switzerland. It is one of Switzerland’s most favourite excursion destinations with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alps and offers 100 kilometres of hiking and nordic walking paths, covered picnic areas, playgrounds for children, skiing and tobogganing, nostalgic steam trains and a great variety of events and adventures.

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The mountain is easily accessible by public transportation. It offers many winter and summer excursions such as skiing or sledding. Hiking there is also a favorite. It can be reached from Goldau and Vitznau by the Rigi-Bahnen, a rack railway, and from Weggis by cable car.

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The Rigi has been further made famous through paintings by JMW Turner, including “The Blue Rigi, Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise”.