I grabbed some takeaway lunch and got on the boat. The views from the boat were amazing!!
I took the boat to Vitznau then immediately hopped on a cogwheel train to Rigi Thun.
On the way up:
It's only 1798m (5899 ft, only 700ft higher than the bridge at Grandfather) but the terrain basically goes from 436m in Luzern with 1000m hills then into the 4000m+ peaks very quickly so it seems so much bigger than Grandfather. Here are some pics from the top:
Looking towards Luzern and Pilatus:
Looking towards Zurich:
At the top, there is a crazy looking cell/tv/everything tower that you could climb a little bit AND the peak of Rigi is used trignaglate the locations and heights of all the other peaks in Switzerland! Geography rocks!!
I took a different train down Rigi and after a few minute of questionable mechanics, and the diver switching to the rear controls, we headed down the mountain to Arth-Gouldau. I would definitely reccomend going up Rigi from Vitznau over Arth-Goldau just because the views are better. There was a pretty church in Gouldau and from the train station I had a great view of two of the peaks visible from Rigi.
I decided to stop in Zug on the way home because I knew I wanted to visit, but didn't think it would require a whole day. I basically walked around the whole town in an (very fast) hour. If I have time another day, I might stop back in to check out the Brug Zug museum! Here are the highlights:
Lake Zug with Rigi on the left and Pliatus (background) on the right:
Huwiler Tower, probably used to store gunpowder back in the day:
When I got back to Baden, the Swiss were playing Argentinia in the World Cup so L and I walked around town with some beers watching on TVs in outdoor bars (and a big screen set up in ine of the squares!) until Swiss unfortunately lost the game!