Rigi Switzerland – Queen of the Mountains
Join us at the top of Mt. Rigi in Switzerland! Get ready to see the most amazing views from the top of the world!!!
The Rigi Mountain, also known as Queen of the Mountains, offers jaw dropping panoramas of two cantons. This alpine elevation is located in Central Switzerland and it’s surrounded with three lakes – Lakes Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz. The peak, Rigi Kulm, is located at 1,798 meters above sea level and offers amazing views of 13 lakes, nine towns, many mountain summits of the Swiss Alps and even as far as Germany and France on clear days. You can also see plenty of paragliders.
It really is no wonder so many tourists have been coming to Rigi over the past 200 years. Clear alpine air, wide open spaces and walking trails definitely sound appealing. If you ever decide to visit we recommend using the cogwheel train instead of car rentals since parking spots are limited. In fact, Rigi Railways, founded in 1871 is Europe’s oldest mountain railways and also is one of the most reliable.
At the summit there is a restaurant and cafeteria, hiking trails, communications tower and various look out points where visitors can admire the view. There is also a symbolic stone in commemoration of a tie up with a mountain in China.
We went there during the summer and it was really stunning. However, it’s beautiful all year long, even in winter when it becomes a ski destination.