150 years of railway history on Mount Rigi

In 2021, the oldest mountain railway in Europe will turn 150 years old. Who would have thought in 1871 that the builder of this cogwheel railroad, Niklaus Riggenbach, would lay the foundation for a successful history of tourism in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region?

No vehicle travels up Mount Rigi more majestically than the steam locomotives. A special jewel of the historic fleet is locomotive 7. This locomotive is the world's only mobile rack steam locomotive with a standing boiler, and can usually be found at the Swiss Museum of Transport. For the anniversary, locomotive 7 has been brought back to Mount Rigi Railways. There it is currently being restored to take passengers up to the Queen of the Mountains exclusively and for a limited time only during the anniversary year 2021 starting in May.

The steam rides on the Rigi can be combined with a seminar, event or dinner at almost 1800 meters above sea level.


Location and contact

Hotel Rössli Gourmet & Spa
Seestrasse 52
6353 Weggis
+41 (0)41 392 27 27