Switzerland Rigi Kulm
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Switzerland Rigi Kulm

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From the peak of the Rigi you have a stunning view over the alps of central switzerland and also the Swiss Midland. The antenna on top is a recognition feature that lets the mountain be identified from faraway.

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A: Perfect weather on top of Rigi Kulm

by Alain Gutjahr, 20 meters away

An einem Tag mit hervorrangender Weitsicht im April 2013. Man sieht bis zum Sempacher- und Baldeggers...

Perfect weather on top of Rigi Kulm

B: Rigi Summit in Winter

by Thomas Bredenfeld, 20 meters away

The Rigi mountain (1797 meters high) is one of the most famous view points of the entire alps. The fi...

Rigi Summit in Winter

C: Rigi - Königin der Berge

by Fabian, 170 meters away

Rigi - Königin der Berge

D: Rigi Kulm perfect weather perfect view

by Alain Gutjahr, 550 meters away

Perfekter Tag zum Wandern im April 2013

Rigi Kulm perfect weather perfect view

E: Switzerland Rigi Des Alpes

by Markus Kaeppeli, 1.1 km away

Switzerland Rigi Des Alpes

F: Rigi Kaltbad perfect weather, perfect view

by Alain Gutjahr, 2.0 km away

A beautiful day in April 2013

Rigi Kaltbad perfect weather, perfect view

G: Outdoor Pano in Switzerland

by Ian Savill, 2.9 km away

Outdoor Pano in Switzerland

H: Kuessnacht Gesslerburg

by Thomas Schwarz, 3.9 km away

Kuessnacht Gesslerburg

I: Weggis, views of the mountains and lake

by Daniel Batrac, 4.0 km away

Weggis lies on a projection into Lake Lucerne at the southwest base of Rigi, a mountain; such project...

Weggis, views of the mountains and lake

J: Lac des Quatre Cantons

by Christof Martin - pfalz360.de, 4.0 km away

Lac des Quatre Cantons

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