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Mount Pilatus

PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
+41 41 329 11 11
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Mt. Pilatus Winter Day Trip from Zurich
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Mount Pilatus Tour from Lucerne with Private Guide
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Mt. Pilatus Experience with Gondola Ride
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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
+41 41 329 11 11
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the cogwheel train up and back since the gondolas were not running due to the weather. Try to sit next to a window - both sides will have scenery. The train goes through trees on the lower part of the mountain, so the...More

Thank vroecker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was definitely a highlight of a recent week in Switzerland. My husband and I took the cable car both ways, as the train was closed due to snow on the tracks. The trip,is done in two stages. For about the first 2/3, you are...More

Thank travelmore149362
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here on a tour, which also included a boat ride on Lake Lucerne afterwards. The mountain itself was truly breathtaking. There were two gondolas we had to go in to get to the top. We hiked around for awhile. For lunch, there was...More

Thank jsftennis801
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the funicular to the top of Pilatus. Pretty ride where we saw mountain sheep and ibex. A bit crowded at the top with tourists arriving on the funicular, on the the Dragon, and by hiking. There is food, a gift shop, and some...More

Thank eroof01
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were very fortunate to arrive in Lucerne on a clear day, so we immediately booked a short train ride out to Mount Pilatus. We were able to take the cog railway up the mountain (the cable car option was closed for maintenance when we...More

Thank Mary Lynne K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting this place with my Friend in late October, probably the last day which was considered good for the season. Actually we were very lucky, the day started with chilly weather, quite cold still at 8am in Alpnachstad. We planned to reach the...More

Thank Addamz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place the most amazing uphill climb visit is a must for all ages 😊a lovely restaurant you can have you lunch. It will be a day well spent😊

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount Pilatus offers sweeping views all around, but the real thrill is the train ride up its back side, from Alpnachstad. Steepest cogwheel train in the world, it climbs up the 30-40 min climb mastering amazing inclines, passing several tunnels and revealing fabulous views. Still...More

Thank AstridGO
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed the cog train up to the summit and the and the cable cars down. Views were excellent and the temperature more than reasonable. Clear skies with views of the city, the lake and the Alps. Very good and clean services...More

Thank greg c
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mt. Pilatus, it wasn't the best day to go but when you are on a holiday schedule you just have to chance the weather, we went up by Cogwheel once up on the Mountain we could not see much at all, but we...More

Thank Sunshineqld
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26 October 2017|
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Response from Anna P | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The hotel pass is only for buses and some local tram systems. Consider a Swiss Travel Pass as it covers the train, bus and most museum charges. You can buy when you first arrive and use immediately for your first... More
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