We cast off at a few moments after 10 am. The whole boat ride from Lucerne to Vitznau is scheduled to take around a hour. So in the meantime, just sit back and enjoy the ride!
An attendant came around to check tickets shortly after departure. It was all done very professionally with the fellow being very pleasant and jovial throughout the process. There’s also food and drink available onboard, at a price, of course.
After a couple or more stops along the way, the ship finally docked at Vitznau, just in time for the cogwheel railway going up the hill!
As with all other modes of transport in Switzerland, just flash your Swiss Travel Pass and the inspectors will let you pass.
I was among the last to board the train. A few moments later, the doors were shut and off we go into the misty mountains!
Once the train climbed past 1000m, snow started falling bit by bit. I was absolutely hyped; I hadn’t seen snow in ages, not since my last trip to China which is almost a decade ago or more. Its like magic drifting down straight from the heavens.
We stopped at quite a few stations on the way up, though I didn’t get off at any of them yet. What will I find at the top of Rigi Kulm?