It is easy and convenient to get to the top of the Rigi mountain thanks to the cogwheel railway. In 1775, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had to embark on a rigorous hiking journey, wanting to explore Rigi Kulm, before wandering hungrily back into the valley to get a wholesome meal and regain his strength. These times are firmly in the past.
These days, guests can enjoy the view alongside fine dining at the summit of the Rigi. In the Rigi Kulm-Hotel there is an à la carte restaurant, which serves seasonal dishes made largely with regional products. Visit the self-service restaurant for a simple, hearty lunch or snacks.
Culinary masterpieces with a bit more
The panoramic view is included in the package for guests at all of the restaurants. Sitting out on the sun deck with some chips and the local Rigi sausage from the self-service restaurant really hits the spot. Try the tasty filet mignon in the panorama room or the Jugendstil dining room, which is made with locally-sourced organic meat.
Admittedly, the stunning view can completely distract you from the culinary masterpieces on your plate, whilst contributing to the overall experience.
In this room, gems of the past, like the Bavarian King, Ludwig II’s tea service, meet modern-day, fresh cuisine, with very little fuss.
If you are staying at the Rigi Kulm-Hotel, wait until sunset to be treated to an almost exclusive 360º all-round view. Fancy a nightcap?