Mario Botta’s spa vision
People have bathed on Rigi for 600 years – but never as well as they do now.
Rigi Kaltbad has been a place of pilgrimage for 600 years. The first bath chapel was built here in 1545. But people bathed in cold water back then – as the German name ‘Kaltbad’ (cold bath) suggests. Mario Botta tapped into this tradition with his design and breathed new life into the old spa culture.
Magical mountain landscapes
In the main bathing hall, a 30-metre-long stone wall with large alcoves leads to the outdoor pool. Glass skylights reminiscent of rock crystals create a mystical lighting effect inside the spa. The vast glass façade offers unobstructed views of the stunning mountain landscape. In the outdoor bath, you can relax in the open air in warm mineral water from the healing Drei-Schwestern-Brunnen spring.