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Mount Pilatus

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Address: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
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+41 41 329 11 11
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Mount Pilatus Tour from Lucerne with Private Guide
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Mount Pilatus Photography Day Tour

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Rednecks in the Alps

This was a part of a Viking River Cruise. We toured Lake Luzern and took the Cog Train to the top of Mt Pilatus and the tram down. Hiking trails are clearly defined with route... read more

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Walnut, Mississippi
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a part of a Viking River Cruise. We toured Lake Luzern and took the Cog Train to the top of Mt Pilatus and the tram down. Hiking trails are clearly defined with route, time to traverse and total distance. There are several different trails to chose from difficult to very easy.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took the gondolas/cable cars both up and down the mountain. First 2 cable car runs I had all to myself. Views were incredible as you whisk along the treetops and see the lake below. The panoramic cable car was the best part, when the ground below you drops off several hundred feet. Plenty of options once you get to... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there for the first sunny day in May 2017. Thank goodness. The concierge at the hotel instructed us how to get there by bus to the ski lifts. To date, the cog train had not been running, so she was uncomfortable telling us to buy the golden ticket. For us, the ski lift worked fine. We had ridden... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to the top of Mount Pilatus after a boat ride across Lake Lucerne. After the one hour boat ride we got on the steepest cog way train in the world which goes up to the top of Mount Pilatus. The views on the way up were fantastic. When we got to the top of the... More 

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College Station, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friends suggested Mt Pilatus for an adventure out on my own (they had to work one of the days of my visit). It was a quick bus trip from the main train station in Lucerne, then maybe a 10 minute walk up past the church and around a bit. The signs to Pilatus are easy to follow. Here you... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to take the ferry to the cog railway or cable car. We stopped halfway up and hike the rest of the way and we were so glad we did. The views were incredible. We passed cows, wildflower, saw great views. If you are active - I would highly recommend. Strenuous hike but not any exposure for those with... More 

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A friend recommended I check out MT. Pilatus. Since I had the Swiss Pass, my roundtrip cable car trip was free. Midway there is a lovely cafe with food and nice drinks to enjoy. By chance there was some local entertainers playing native music. The view was breath taking, and I really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the cable car up and the cog railway (steepest in the world) down and then road the boat on Lake Lucern back to Lucerne. Great views. A quartet played their alphorns together for a free concert. We hiked up the various overlook paths and had lunch outdoors on the patio with the Jungfrau and other alpine mountains in... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a recent Rhine cruise we were taken to Lucerne as an excursion, after that we travelled to Mount Pilatus, the cable car up the mountain is in 2 stages so far up is in 4 seater pods then you get out and into pods that carry 50 people, the whole ride is the longest cable car ride I have... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were there before the summer high season which probably made the experience more pleasant. It's super easy to take the bus from Luzern, walk to the cable car and head up the mountain. Definitely do this if you have a Swiss train pass since it may be included depending on the pass you chose. We took the small cable... More 

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