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Mount Pilatus

PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
+41 41 329 11 11
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“cogwheel train” (479 reviews)
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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
+41 41 329 11 11
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sunny, snow or cloudy, if you love nature and hiking you should definitely visit it. There are lots of different hiking, walking trails to choose from ( easy, moderate or difficult). Make sure you wear appropriate footwear ( hiking shoes). Warm clothing is a must....More

Thank mrvica071
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite the videos at the TI suggesting the weather at the top was good, we arrived to find it extremely cold and completely socked in with fog. We couldn't see anything so returned on the next descending train. However, the views in the cog-wheel train...More

Thank Melody S
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great time - either take the cable car and cog train down or vice versa -either way you get access to beautiful views and getting there is really half the fun. The cog train experience was amazing. When we got to the bottom...More

Thank StaceyHKC
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best Mountain view which gives a complete panoramic view of the lake below. A must visit place to get the first hand experience of world steepest Cogwheel train which gives you a breathing view of the entire valley. On top you can...More

Thank Srikar D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing trip. Went up by train and came down via cable car. The view is just magnificent and we even had snow to play with. The hot cocoa is very good

Thank Jorge L G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The view going up the cogwheel train was beautiful what we could see, due to wind, rain, and fog. It is sad to have planned our trip and we missed it, by bad weather. We can't control the weather, at least we saw a little.

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in the Lucerne area in Switzerland, you can't miss this natural beauty. You can reach it by bus, then take a cable car all the way to the top. The views you'll see are superb and out of this world. I highly...More

2  Thank Janet V
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went up Mount Pilatus as it is one of the most accessible mountains in Switzerland and we only had one day but we were absolutely impressed by the fantastic experience. It might not be the tallest or most beautiful mountain in the country, but...More

Thank P E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We only had one day to go here and the weather wasn't fabulous. It was cloudy but we did it anyway and boy were we glad. We started with the gondola ride which was good because most people start with the train ride up so...More

2  Thank 14hungrymama
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome views, nice walking ways around the peak, yet pretty pricey but worth it You could spend a nice day by doin what they call the golden-Round-Trip.

Thank Malte1981
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Ranjitha G
4 September 2017|
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Response from law_david | Reviewed this property |
I booked a half day tour, this saved time queueing for various tickets. As the other travellers advised you probably can use the Swiss pass only for the train and boat sections. For the cable car/gondola option you need to... More
Cheryl G
19 August 2017|
Response from WendyandTim | Reviewed this property |
The weather varies - check monthly predictions on weather sites, but there will most likely be snow on top of the mountain (I hiked it on the weekend and small bits of snow are already there now summer is sadly over!). There... More
Cheryl G
19 August 2017|
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Response from irkbylihp | Reviewed this property |
December is usually when the first snow arrives in the area. It won't prevent operations but it will be cold and hiking may be difficult. Closing times are usually 6:30 pretty much everywhere.