With its fantastic distant views, Rigi Känzeli is one of the most popular vantage points on Mount Rigi alongside Rigi Kulm. The Rigi Känzeli viewing platform at an altitude of 1,464 m is easily accessible from Rigi Kaltbad, Rigi Kulm, Staffel or Staffelhöhe. Access from Seebodenalp is somewhat more difficult.
From Rigi Kaltbad (1,423 m), a leisurely hiking trail leads slightly uphill under trees to Rigi Känzeli (duration: approx. 15 minutes). The walk can also be easily negotiated with a baby carriage or wheelchair.
From Rigi Kulm (1,798 m), the trail leads downhill on an easy hiking trail to Rigi Staffel (1,606 m), then with only a slight incline to Rigi Staffelhöhe (1,557 m). The trail then takes you through the forest and across meadows to the Känzeli viewpoint.
From Seebodenalp (1,020 m), the trail initially leads gently up and down to Alp Ruodisegg (1,040 m). Now the ascent to Känzeli begins, with almost 500 meters of altitude to overcome (duration: approx. 1.75 hours).
No matter where you get to the Rigi Känzeli from, it’s worth it and you’ll be amazed. The panoramic view from the Känzeli vantage point is simply fantastic. Queen Victoria of England was already there in 1868 and praised the majestic panoramic view.
From here, you can see the imposing Alpine chain, the waters of Lake Lucerne and the entire region around Lucerne as far as the Central Plateau.
The most famous mountains that can be seen from here are the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Titlis, Pilatus, Säntis and the Matterhorn. The Bernese Alps, the Uri Alps and the Glarus Alps are also visible from the platform.
Various seating areas, a barbecue area and a telescope invite young and old to linger for a while.
When the weather is fine, the oRIGInale – the friendly and personable Rigi hosts – are on hand to offer advice, information and information. oRIGInale are volunteer, motivated Rigi enthusiasts who provide visitors with explanations in a friendly manner and offer tips and exciting stories.
Video Rigi Känzeli viewpoint
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