Rigi Kulm Zurich Reviews
Half day trip to Rigi from Zurich Mar 22, 2012
Now I will try to give you some advices for your 1-day-Switerland-trip:
at the moment it looks like you will have still winter-weather. This is a pitty, but we cannot change it. And Switzerland should be interested also in winter-time.
If you arrive in Zurich at 8:00 and you can start from 9:30 for a trip in the surroundings of Zurich, I would prefer to take a train from Zurich main station (Zurich HB) at 10:09 in the direction of Locarno (train number: IR 2267) until you reach "Arth-Goldau" at 10:46. There you have to change your train. At 11:10 you have to take the regional train (R 135) to "Rigi Kulm". This train is starting from a small upstairs platform and going direct to one of the most famous mountain in Switzerland, called "Pilatus". Train will pass among the snow and trees. Most of passengers have ski suite in this session. The train will reach to 1500 meter summit after 3 stops. If it is sunny, you should have a great view! There you have minimum 77 minutes to enjoy the view. You may like to experience some winter sports, so you can go back later, every hour there will be the same connection back to Zurich). If you start at 13:04 back from "Rigi Kulm" by the regional train (R 146), you will reach "Arth-Goldau" at 13:48. There you have to change your train. At 14:13 you can start by Eurocity (EC 16) back to Zurich HB (14:51).
There is another way to “Rigi Kulm” too by boat starting from Zurich Lake. I have no chance to experience it, but you may try.
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