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Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
From US$ 59.81*
Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
From US$ 59.81*
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Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cold and cloudy day. The trip up through the forest was beautiful. Huge pine trees, pretty houses covered in snow layed out below. But when we broke through the clouds at the top it was over the top! So beautifiul . Plan...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 163chass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From Lucerne my daughter and I took the #1 bus to Kriens. You can then just pretty much follow the signs. We saved 40€ by using our Eurail pass. It was a dreary day and could not see the mountains through the cloud cover. After...More

Thank vcbinca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took the train, then took the multiple tram rides up the mountain. played on the ropes course, drank some beer and wine. Was very affordable..Had some pork sausages cooked outdoors. Yummy. hiked thru a cave. Great day...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Craig M
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway - A great 30 minute ride to 7,000 feet to the top of Mt. Pilatus. Beautiful site to see and all the way up and down the scenery is breath taking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JMMcD
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Up the mountain by cog wheel railway and back down by cable cars. Great views from the top, can explore a little more by foot . A good half day trip, well worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This experience includes tickets in the cable cars then gondola to the top of Mount Pilatus. The 4-person cable cars take you about 90% of the way up, then you switch to a 55-person gondola for the final climb to the top. AMAZING. Once at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cmkcmk
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel on the mountain and took the cogwheel train up and down the mountain as the cable car was being serviced. The ride is incredible and so picturesque. The history of how the cogwheel train was made was is fascinating. I...More

2  Thank carmenm236
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We bought our tickets online and got our hotel to print off the voucher. The website and the voucher are a bit vague with information but we were able to work it out. Tje voucher told us to be at the pier for 8.30am departure...More

3  Thank krismic_kt
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Well worth the visit . The trip up included a gondola ride, and a cable car to the peak. The views of Lucerne were breathtaking. There are 2 hotels at the top and hiking is available, from easy to more challenging day hikes. To descend,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Becky B
Reviewed 17 October 2018

A small group of us were on a Rhine River cruise that ended in Basel. We decided to extend a few days in Lucerne. We did this tour of Mount Pilatus on our last day and it was a definite highlight of the trip. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 July 2018|
Response from kentdg |
It was warm enough for just shorts and tee shirt when we went up on a hot summer day. Being 2100 meters above sea level it can get cold quickly so we all took a second layer.