The Rigi Kulm Hotel is located immediately below the 1,798 metres (5,899 ft) summit of Mount Rigi in the Alps in the canton of Schwyz, Switzerland, about ten miles south of Zurich and eight miles east of Lucerne. Opened in 1816, it can only be reached on foot or via the Vitznau–Rigi or Arth–Rigi railways. It is said that 125 named peaks and thirteen lakes are visible from the hotel.
A wooden hotel was begun in 1814 by Joseph Martin Bürgi, a cloth cutter from Arth. He ran out of funds, however, and the project ceased. The following year, Heinrich Keller, an illustrator from Zurich, began raising funds for the hotel, but the amount proved insufficient. Keller tried again, this time attracting the interest of well-to-do people in Switzerland's largest cities. The hotel opened on 6 August 1816, with its first guests arriving just over a week later.
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Hannah Chilton | Jul 14, 2018
Amazing! Although we went up on a day with very low cloud the train up was great and good facilities at the top including food, lots of Lindt chocolate and other tourist items!! Obviously quite expensive but a real place to go! Also a beautiful hotel at the top!! 5 min walk to the summit and on a clear day there would be amazing views over Lucerne and the many many mountains beyond.
Рома Василец | Jul 4, 2018
I will recommend you to go up by foot. Not by train. You will see much more wonders
Amit Patel | May 21, 2018
My wife and I had a great time hiking in this area yesterday. We took the train up from the bottom of the city to the very top of Riigi Kulm. The train ride took about 40 minutes. Up on the top there is a hotel with a restaurant, that was very packed with tourist. It is about a total of 1 hour away from Zurich Main Central station.
Florian Speckbacher | May 11, 2018
It is one of the many places in Switzerland where you have a perfect view across many lakes and the beautiful countryside. Going up by train for example from fitznau is worth the price. For 72 CHF you can take a round trip by train. It is worth every cent. Go there by train and take the second train that goes up - out of wood and open windows. Very beautiful panorama on your way up
Franco Giovanola | Jun 30, 2018
Beautiful place and amazing view. Worth visiting if you are around
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