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Mount Pilatus

PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
+41 41 329 11 11
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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
+41 41 329 11 11
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything about this is perfect. We went up the mountain on the cog wheel train, so cool. Try and get the right hand side for best viewing. Super fun, and the views will leave you speechless on the journey up. If you are lucky you...More

Thank yyesiamtrish2
Reviewed yesterday

We didn't hesitate at all to take this pricey trip, since it was included in our Tell Pass ( and plenty of other Swiss passes.) It's totally different than other high mountain trips we have done in Switzerland. We took the bus ti the start...More

Thank 2acorns
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No need to book a tour. Jump on the (no 1) bus To Kliens opposite the train station. Walk up the hill and buy tickets. My advice would be to arrive early to avoid the tour buses that arrive in huge numbers from 10am onwards....More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice day tour around Lucerne. Once there, this is a must! Everything is included in the Swiss Travel Pass. To avoid the crowd, make the tour in reverse, starting with the cable cars to Pilatus and finishing with the boat back to Lucerne. In...More

1  Thank Camila U
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mt. Pilates excursion was the highlight of our European trip. We did the 'gold' ticket which included a one hour boat cruise on the lake, the cogwheel train up the mountain and the gondola back down. Every part was just perfect. Lake Lucerne is...More

1  Thank Celticsfan044
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit to take in the beauty of the surrounding region. We went up in 2 stages, being a cable car then gondola - the last stage arriving into the station in clouds. From the main central hotels at the top, there are...More

Thank AustralianDuk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From Lucerne, it's about a 10 minute coach ride to the base of Mt Pilatus. With a combination of trams and gondolas, you'll take a quick ride to the top (about a 5000 ft climb), with a chance to take a break at the midpoint...More

Thank paul g
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nearby mid of luzern. Easy access. Reasonable prices. Amazing experience. We tried the train only, but can go also by cable car. Very nice view from top. Don't miss this experince.

Thank amoono
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love to do the Fräkmündegg to the Pilatus hike. IF all goes well we cover the distance in slightly over 2 hours. With a larger group and frequent stops it can take a bit longer. The best part is reaching the top and enjoying...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 3 days ago

very nice and beautiful. Feel the nature and cogwheel adds a lot to the enjoyment. a must visit with family

Thank Jimmy0402
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Destinationdate | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we had light long sleeves and jeans and were fine, alot of people went up in tshirts. it was a little cooler but not bad. we had a car and drove to Alpnachstad where the cog railway starts it cost 71 swiss franks pp... More
9 July 2017|
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Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
You could take train S5 from Lucerne Bahnhof track 14 to Alpnachstad and take the cogwheel rail car to midpoint and then walk the rest to the top. It should take about 2.5 hours to reach the top. You can then either take the... More
1 July 2017|
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Response from Jacqueline E | Reviewed this property |
I went on a day where it had snowed 3 inches and we arrived about 3pm and took the last trolley back. It's worth going and enjoying what ever you get. Of course a clear day would be amazing but mother nature is unpredictable... More