Rigibahnen und SBB-Linien am Zugersee
• Arth-Goldau - Rigi Kulm (35'51 ")
• Rigi Kulm - Vitznau (37'55 ")
• Zug - Rotkreuz (8'04 ")
• Lucerne - Arth-Goldau (26'47 ")
• Arth-Goldau - Zurich HB (36'35 ")
The Arth-Rigi-Bahn and the Vitznau-Rigi-Bahn merged into the Rigi-Bahn in 1992. The two lines are operated as standard-gauge rack railways and are a total of 15.4 km long. The Rigi is - as it is also called - the queen of the mountains and almost 1800 m high. You have a wonderful 360-degree view of several lakes, the plains and the mountains. There used to be a third railway on the Rigi, the Rigi-Scheidegg-Bahn, a narrow-gauge railway that was shut down in 1931. A hiking trail was laid out on the former railway line with tunnel and viaduct.
At the foot of the Rigis is the Lake Lucerne on one side and Lake Zug on the other. Various SBB lines run along Lake Zug, which can also be seen on this disc (with extensions from Lucerne and Zurich).
Filmed in Summer 2011 to Summer 2017.
*Please note: These titles contain German-language descriptions, narration and on-screen captions.
Starting in 2010, Andrew Perren, together with his film partner Daniel Felix, set about on an ambitious project to film ALL the railway lines of Switzerland! This had not been done before, and the plan was to shoot them all from the cab (footplate or drivers-eye-view) and release them on DVD and Blu-ray. A decade later 44 titles have been released, with a further nine to complete over the next 2-3 years.
In addition to the well-known main lines in the country, the duo has filmed museum lines, freight-only lines, some very special lines and some closed and abandoned lines. Contacting more than 50 railway-companies for permission to film, this is not a full-time job, just a hobby and Daniel currently works full time for the Swiss National Television.
These titles range from the well-known Gotthard line to some of Switzerland's most scenic and breathtaking railways. So, whether you're a seasoned traveller or just fancy something a bit different, we hope these titles prove popular and enjoyable.
Produced by - Perren
Duration - 145 minutes
Format: 16:9 widescreen
Blu-ray and DVD
Released - 2019