A sunrise in all its glory can stir the soul infinitely more deeply than all the science, the learning and the art of the ages. Suppose we have been deeply moved by the works in the Italian Galleries of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and others, and later on climb some Swiss mountain and contemplate the spectacle there presented, we shall be vividly conscious of what nature can reveal. We shall ask: Who is the greater artist: Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, or the Powers who have painted the sunrise to be seen from the Rigi? — And the answer can only be that wonderful as are the achievements of men, what comes before us as a revelation of divine-spiritual Powers is far greater.
Source: Rudolf Steiner- GA 124 – BACKGROUND TO THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK – VI. The Son of God and the Son of Man. The Sacrifice of Orpheus – Berlin, 16 January 1911
Translated by E. H. Goddard and D. S. Osmond
Wikipedia: The Rigi (or Mount Rigi; also known as Queen of the Mountains) is a mountain massif of the Alps, located in Central Switzerland.
The Rigi Kulm Hotel, established in 1816, is located on the summit.
The Rigi Kulm and other areas are served by Europe’s oldest mountain railways, the Rigi Railways.