Mount Pilatus

The Pilatus rises majestically above the city of Lucerne. From the summit, more than 2,100 metres above sea level, you can see as many as 73 alpine peaks and all the lakes of central Switzerland - or the sun shining above a sea of fog. Get there either by cable car and all new aerial cableway from Kriens (runs all year) or on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad (operates mid May until the end of October) - or do a roundtrip using both. At the top there are five different panorama paths all easily accessible (we recommend good shoes and a jacket though) taking you to the peaks in 10 - 20 minutes, some paths leading through tunnels with windows for a view. There are also two hotels and restaurants. At Fräkmüntegg where you have to change from the cable car to the all new aerial cableway Dragon Ride, there is a summer toboggan run and a suspension rope park. From Zurich, take the train to Luzern (twice per hour, duration 50 minutes), then bus N°1 with destination Kriens. Get off 20 minutes later at the stop Linde/Pilatus. Or from Luzern take the train to Alpnachstad (20 minutes) where the cogwheel train leaves.




Cable car from Kriens runs daily 08:30 - 17:00 (16:00 in winter). Cog railway runs usually from mid-May until Nov 19, 2017.

Price/Additional Info

Adults 72/36Sfr (return journey, either cablecar or cogwheel train).


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