Shoes for Rigi and Pilatus?

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Jan 22, 2017 - 11:55 PM


I'm about a week away from visiting Lucerne and was wondering what kind of shoes I need to pack to visit Pilatus and/or Rigi. Do people hike around in the winter or stay to the sightseeing areas? I have leather boots that I'm bringing but I also have the option for tall boots, sneakers, hiking boots, or snow boots. I'm only spending 3 days in Switzerland and will also be visiting Spain and Italy so I don't want to take snow boots if I don't have to. Thanks!

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Jan 23, 2017 - 8:01 AM in reply to eablack

Hi eablack,

I would at least bring good hiking boots with you and warm socks. It is -11 Celsius in Luzern (local German spelling) so you can imagine the cold and snow levels if you go up in the mountains. :)

What you do/where you go and what you pack is up to you - but just know it will be cold everywhere!


Last modified on Jan 23, 2017 - 7:01 PM by Lucas
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Jan 23, 2017 - 8:38 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas! I'll be sure to pack warm clothes and hiking boots then!

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Jan 24, 2017 - 2:45 AM in reply to eablack

<<"Thanks Lucas! I'll be sure to pack warm clothes and hiking boots then!">>

That is what I do. Also layers, for clothing. A hiking staff ( German "Spazierstock") is really a good idea, too, if you are out on any trails.


Last modified on Jan 24, 2017 - 2:46 AM by Slowpoke

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