Rigi Kaltbad

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View from Rigi Kaltbad

Rigi Kaltbad is a resort in the Swiss Alps, located in the canton of Lucerne. The resort sits on a sunny terrace at a height of 1,433 metres, overlooking Lake Lucerne above Weggis in Central Switzerland. The locality is part of the municipality of Weggis.[1]

Rigi Kaltbad is located on the flanks of the Rigi and is connected to Vitznau by the Rigi Railways. It is also connected to Weggis by a cable car.[1]

Rigi Kaltbad was also the terminus of the Rigi–Scheidegg railway, a contour-following panoramic rail line that connected it to the Scheidegg summit between 1875 and 1931. Today the line's trackbed, which is 6.7 kilometres (4 mi) in length and includes a tunnel and several bridges, is a rail trail that serves in summer as a panoramic footpath, and in winter for cross country skiing.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rigi–Scheidegg Bahn". www.eingestellte-bahnen.ch (in German). Retrieved 2 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rigi Kaltbad at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 47°02′39″N 8°28′00″E / 47.04417°N 8.46667°E / 47.04417; 8.46667