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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

We visited two days back. It was great. The vernacular railway that has a 48% incline was an experience. Better to do this than the cable car option. We first went there & were told this was better as the train waiting time was two...More

Thank Nel46
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just visited this weekend during our trip to Luzern. Did the Golden Round trip. Did it in reverse based on other recommendations, and it was great, could not have been easier. Bus to gondolas in Krines, then train down and boat back. Pilatus was amazing,...More

1  Thank almesq
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed every aspect of the boat/train/tram/gondola trip. Absolutely worth your half day. The pictures will be are breathtaking.

Thank ACK-team
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the Golden round trip. Lucerne to Alpnachstadt by a scenic boat trip, the cogwheel train up to Pilatus and the gondola down to Kriens. A stop in the toboggan slide enroute is good for those looking for a little fun. This is much...More

Thank MountainVA
Reviewed 2 days ago

Paddle steamer across the lake. Rack railway up the mountain. Stunning views from the summit. Cable car down and finally trolley bus back to Lucerne

1  Thank williwanderer
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though the reportedly spectacular view was masked by clouds on our visit, we enjoyed the trip. We took the gondola up, the cog railway down, and the boat back to Lucerne, for a little taste of everything. Atop Mt. Pilatus there is a cafe,...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

My Wife & I visited this attraction while on a motorbike tour,mainly for the toboggan run,but the views on the way up were REALLY fantastic.Worth the 40chf return fare each.Toboggan run spoiled a bit by having someone in front of us who WOULDN"T let go...More

Thank davidnashWrexham
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the round trip starting off with the boat trip, then the cogwheel train and the gondola on the way down. We were there in July 2017 and the weather is hot but the scenery on the boat... spectacular. The cogwheel train gives another...More

Thank Moonbeam59
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago

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

1  Thank 2acorns
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25 July 2017|
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Response from ACK-team | Reviewed this property |
N2T - I would recommend NOT buying a ticket in advance because you will want/need to check the weather first. If the mountain is not "out" (not fogged in) on the day you plan to visit, it would probably not be worth it... More
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