Mount Rigi
A breathtaking panoramic view across the alps

Welcome to Mount Rigi

Chris Zimmermann

Enjoy the splendid views over 13 lakes and over the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France
View from Mount Rigi

View from Mount Rigi

What will I see?

A breathtaking panoramic view across the Alps, of 13 lakes and over the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France can be enjoyed from the summit of the Rigi.
The two cog railways from Vitznau (Europe’s first cog railway back in 1871) and Goldau, together with the panorama cable car from Weggis, make the journey up the mountain alone a truly unforgettable experience.

  • Panoramic views
  • Train ride from Vitznau to Mount Rigi
  • Special landscape with many variations
  • Lens selection and composition for different shots.
  • Composition and using available light
  • Guided Tour by professional Photographer Chris Zimmermann
  • Personal assistance with many tips and tricks
  • Very small group for optimal flexibility and tour experience
  • Full-Day, 10 hours
  • Coffee, Tea, non alcoholic beverages during the breaks in the morning and afternoon. A lunch menu
  • Personal transfer in a SUV from your hotel in Lucerne to the train station in Vitznau and back
  • Train ticket from Vitznau to Mount Rigi and back
Skill, Exertion Level
  • Suitable for all skill levels and for all types of digital cameras
  • Several hikes on Mount Rigi - approx. 4 km. Mostly downhill
  • Altitude of Mount Rigi: 1798 m a.s.l
Schedule, Price
  • Full-Day, 10 hours, 08:00-18:00, CHF 820.00 p/p (min 2 persons, max 4 persons)
What to bring
  • Digital Camera
  • 1 or 2 different lenses are usually enough during a shoot as there are many variations with angles, light, exposure time and of course the different locations and subjects. The list below gives you some ideas so that you can set your personal preferences
  • General Lenses: 24-70, 24-105 for a wide range of photo types and panoramas
  • Wide angle Lenses: 11-24, 16-35 for great wide angle shots
  • Telephoto Lenses: 28-300, 100-400 for details in subjects
  • Special Lenses: If you own a Macro lense or a Tilt-Shift lens - there will be plenty of opportunities to use them
  • Tripod: For morning, evening and long exposure shots during daylight. A tripod will greatly enhance your photographic experience
  • Filters: Polarizer, ND-Filters in different grades 3, 6, or 10 stops or variable ones for perfect long exposure shots
  • Accessoires: Spare batteries and memory cards. Camera and Lens cleaning set. Raincover for your gear
Other Essentials
  • Temperature can vary greatly during the day. So we recommend you dress in layers and don't forget a rain jacket and an umbrella
  • Sun protection is essential. A hut and sun creme is recommended
  • Please bring your personal ID
Gear for Rent
If you couldn't bring all your foto gear there is a chance to rent various items like:
  • Canon (Lenses)
  • Manfrotto (Tripods, Panorama-Head, Foto back packs)
  • LEE (Filters)
  • Syrp (Motion-Control for Timelapse and Video)

360-degree panorama on the summit


Mount Rigi in Winter

Flying above the clouds

Sunset at the top

Sunset with Mount Säntis in the far distance

Snowy tree

A cold winter day on the top

Fresh snow

A Bench with a view

Snow blasting

Tour-Map - Location and Area


  • Phone

    +41 79 579 9000

  • E-Mail

  • Address

    Chris Zimmermann
    Fine Art Photography
    Hitzlisbergstrasse 1
    CH-6006 Lucerne



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