|we traveled in the wooden, open-air car|
When we were going up the cog train to the peak of Rigi, it was clear some event was taking place. Since we could see plenty of people up ahead, we decided to get off one stop sooner than planned and investigate.
|Schwingen mural on building|
There was a huge Schwingen (Swiss wrestling) competition in progress! We were able to recognize it from a distance having seen this sport previously, but certainly not of this magnitude. We'd seen a local competition. This one had three rings for wrestling and so many more spectators.
|the prize cow|
In typical Swiss fashion, there were people and animals in costumes and plenty of activity. Once we had a chance to soak in a bit of local color, we headed to the peak on foot. The path is mostly paved and when taken slowly, it's not too difficult.
|view back as we walk up - that's a lot of spectators|
|we're further away now|
|our destination - the summit|
|Rigikulm (summit) station|
|soaking in the view|
|thrilling or terrifying?|
|great day for parasailing and hang-gliding|
|can't mistake which country we're in|
|like my hat?|
It was another warm day here - plenty of people were lakeside.
|Luzern and its iconic bridge|
|they played when we left too|