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.
Once the train is positioned, everything is ready to climb up to Rigi Kulm!
Train and landscape reflections and viceversa
After Kaltbad middle-station, the snow still covers the landscape
Leaving behind the rail-junction at Rigi Staffel
Hikers and skiers, all up by train.
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.
Wood-fire and fireworks in a night enlighten by the Milky Way.
Up there, through Scorpio to down there on Lake Lucerne, billions of fires turned on.
What a show the night sky on the Alps… watch it at least once in your life…