Next year, Mount Rigi Railways, the oldest mountain railway in Europe will celebrate its 150th anniversary. This important moment in Swiss history – and indeed in the history of global travel – will be celebrated with commemorative events and programmes throughout the year.

These will include:

  • Departures with Locomotive #7 (built in 1873)
  • Exclusive steam train journeys on Mount Rigi with 100 year-old locomotives
  • Inauguration of new trains.

Only in 2021 you will get the chance to enjoy some royal experiences during your visit of The Queen of the Mountains that include culinary, cultural and traditional highlights.

Mount Rigi Railways

On 21 May, 1871, the first mountain railway in Europe made its way up towards Rigi Kulm. To celebrate this occasion on 22 and 23 May, 2021 there will be extensive events and festivities planned on Mount Rigi. Mount Rigi Railways will focus thee events on the local and regional population, without whom Mount Rigi Railways would not be what it is today.

Numerous staff members and loyal patrons of Mount Rigi Railways will recall the historic carriage parades of past anniversary celebrations. This is the occassion when all of the old jewels are cleaned and polished and brought out for an impressive display for the public. As they make their way in formation from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm, it’s a sight that is guaranteed to make you smile.