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Climb up to Rigi, the Queen of the Mountains, with Europe’s oldest mountain railways

Europe’s oldest mountain railways were built in 1870 on mount Rigi. With its red wagons, Rigi Railways bring you up to 1,798 m.s.l. from Viznau, at the shores of Lake Lucerne. The gauge rack railway reaches the highest peak, Rigi Kulm, through galleries, bridges and awesome scenarios.

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Rigi raylway turntable linking station and depot at Viznau terminal

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Once the train is positioned, everything is ready to climb up to Rigi Kulm!

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Train and landscape reflections and viceversa

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After Kaltbad middle-station, the snow still covers the landscape

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Leaving behind the rail-junction at Rigi Staffel

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Hikers and skiers, all up by train.

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Here we are, the massive Pilatus by Lucerne as background, ready for the hike downhill in the snow! All pictures shot with Nikon D800 + 50 mm f/1.4G – click each picture to enlarge.

Posted by lorenzoborghi on March 30, 2015
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  1. 04/1/2015

    happy B-day!!! — and this is not a 1-April joke 😉

    • 04/2/2015

      Thank you so much Raya for remembering it! Hugs back!


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