Rigi - Queen of the mountains

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Snowy winter landscape on the Rigi

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RIGI BAHNEN AG obtains 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources.

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Your event in the middle of Central Switzerland

Are you ready to take your event to new heights? At Mount Rigi – Queen of the Mountains – your event will be taken to the next level! Located in the heart of Central Switzerland, Mount Rigi is perfectly accessible from all four points of the compass. After a relaxing boat cruise from Lucerne, you will hop aboard Europe`s oldest cogwheel railway in the charming lake-side town of Vitznau. This train will take you to 1'800 metres above sea level through a unique and idyllic mountain landscape. At the top, you will enjoy not only incredible 360 degree panoramas, but you will also find the ideal backdrop for your one-of-a-kind event.

From the exclusive, multi-functional Rigi Event Tent to the 100,000 year-old cave at Gruebisbalm, Mount Rigi has the right venues to deliver an event close in touch with nature. The different spaces are suitable for events ranging from 2 to 600 persons.

The technical partners of Mount Rigi are the best in the business and will work with you to deliver state-of-the-art light and sound. The cooks will amaze you with creations ranging from the simple to the more elaborate. On Mount Rigi, all tastes ranging from basic fare to culinary creations worthy of Michelin Stars are catered. When it comes to cuisine, there are no cravings that cannot be satisfied.

Event Highlights

100% renewable power source
600 People for banquets
200 Species of plants
100,000-year-old cave

Activity Programs

The variety of activities on Mount Rigi offers exciting and diverse programs to compliment your event or congress. Whether you want to take it easy or engage in exciting activities that will get your heart racing, they have got you covered! Everything from a herbal excursion to downhill sledging, to igloo-building or even cheese-making can be organized! Not only will these activities clear your head, but they will motivate and inspire you to reach new creative heights.

Sustainable engagement

In the Rigi region, numerous businesses are involved and contribute to the sustainable development of the Queen of the Mountains.

Sustainable engagement

In the Rigi region, numerous businesses are involved and contribute to the sustainable development of the Queen of the Mountains. From the Rigi for the Rigi: Free rail transport for food that needs to be delivered on the Rigi. Fighting food waste: The Rigi Kaltbad Hotel uses artificial intelligence to reduce food waste and thus save costs. Oeko-Hotel Gruebisbalm: Agriculture is an important part of Gruebisbalm. The farm produces natural, fresh products for the guests and supplies various partners on and around the Rigi with regional products. The Kräuter Hotel Edelweiss uses only Swiss products with the restriction that they are also grown in Switzerland. In accordance with the terroir philosophy, it prefers to use products from the immediate surroundings, the corresponding climates and the potential found with the local people. Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg/Bärenstube: Also advocates food waste. Their leftovers are processed into biogas.

RIGI BAHNEN AG's electricity comes 100% from renewable energy sources. The newly renovated station building in Vitznau has a photovoltaic system on the totally refurbished flat roof. With the installed system, RIGI BAHNEN AG can avoid around 18,500 kg of CO2 emissions every year. The renovated roof at Berghaus Rigi Staffel received a photovoltaic system at the end of 2020. RIGI BAHNEN AG has a 50% share in the condominium ownership of this building and operates the Lok 7 restaurant there. The RIGI BAHNEN AG administration building and depot in Vitznau are expected to be heated or cooled with lake water by the eRIS project from winter 2022/23.

Projects for biodiversity and conservation are supported via myclimate: The habitat of the sand lizards living on the mountain is threatened. Slopes are being cut back at the same time, which is why the lizards are losing their shelter. The habitat of the sand lizards should be preserved. In order to achieve this goal, the Rigi Railways, together with the farmers on the mountain, are drawing up a maintenance plan for embankment maintenance along the railway track.

Over 60% of guests travel by public transport. Clear commitment to sustainability through the acceptance of the General Abonnement and the Swiss Travel Pass by RIGI BAHNEN AG. The Pro Rigi Association has been promoting the fauna and flora on the Rigi since 1967. On the flower trail, which leads from Rigi Kaltbad via Chänzeli to Rigi Staffel, over 200 plant species can be seen and learnt about during the season. The plants are marked with signs. The flower meadows along the tracks can be seen thanks to extensive management by RIGI BAHNEN AG employees. Over 50% of the orchid species native to Central Europe grow on the Rigi. Together with the company Railex, RIGI BAHNEN AG is working to ensure that weeds on the tracks can be removed without the use of chemicals.

Rigi Bahnen AG has the highest award from Switzerland Tourism: Swisstainable - leading for RIGI BAHNEN AG. In addition, Rigi Bahnen AG has had TourCert certification since 2019.


Opening hours railways

All year round

Ideas for group activities

Herbal Excursion,


Location and contact

Rigi Bahnen AG
Bahnhofstrasse 7
6354 Vitznau
+41 (0)41 399 87 87

Interested in an event on the Rigi?

We will advise you competently and free of charge on all aspects of your event in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region. Get in touch with us!