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Mount Pilatus Tour from Lucerne with Private Guide
"Your tour itinerary is completely flexible and can be arranged with your private guide in advance. Below is a sample itinerary to give you a few ideas!Example tour itinerary:Begin your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel and make your wa board a boat to take a cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains and look back towards the city before arriving in Alpnachstad after an hour on the water. Head to the Pilatus railway station to have a coffee break before boardi enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding area.Once you arrive at the top walk through the rock where we can show you some hidden military objects on the peak. Alternatively climb up the stairs to the panoramic platform where you can see Swiss scenery all around. For lunch choose from two different restaurants and if the weather is good take a seat outside on the terrace and enjoy the panorama. On the descent
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Mt Pilatus Experience with Gondola Ride from Lucerne
"Taking the panorama gondolas the tour starts at the valley station in Kriens. If you have small children leave the panorama gondolas after a 15-minutes ride in Krienseregg where the playground “Pilu Land” awaits them. After another 15-minute cockpit-like design and large windows it gives you the impression of being in an helicopter - only flying is more exhilarating. Enjoy the panoramic views over the lake of Lucerne and the Alps on the summit and decide yourself if you want t relax on the terrace climb one of the peaks (5-10 minutes) or enjoy a meal in our restaurants (own expenses).The world’s steepest cogwheel railway (since 1889) brings you through fascinating rock faces sparkling mountain streams and lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers down to Alpnachstad.Please kindly check below in additional info to see the annual departure timetable from both stations.""""Lucerne’s landmark mountain – a unique mountain experience and an absolute must of your visit to the Lake Lucerne Region. Start at the valley station in Kriens
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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland
"Head to the Lucerne Tourist Information Office in the morning to board your luxury coach. Your multilingual guide — who speaks English Spanish and German — will accompany you throughout your entire full-day journey. Sit back relax and enjoy the scenic drive through Swiss countryside and the Bernese Oberland a fairy-tale wonderland of white jagged Bernese Alps. The scenery is truly captivating and it only gets better from here!After a 1-hour drive stop for a break in the famous town of Interlaken situated between two lakes to form the main gateway to the region's mountains and lakes. Then
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Mount Pilatus Tips (47)

Kriens

The Bustling Town of Kriens is a suburb of the tourist friendly City of Lucerne and is located 6 kilometers west of the Downtown of Lucerne. The town is a popular spillover town for the tourists who visit Lucerne as the hotel and motel rates in the town are cheaper than staying in Lucerne Proper and there is an efficient public bus and train system where the budget oriented tourist can go to and from Kriens to Lucerne and vice versa. Part of Mount Pilatus also is on the town of Kriens and the famous all year round Mount Pilatus Cable Car ride and Rota Air ride to and from Mount Pilatus is also located here as well as the hiking destinations such as Krienserreg and Frakmuntegg on the way to Mount Pilatus as well. (the railway based cogwheel railway is located in nearby alpnachstad town and is not open during winter and early spring).

Kriens is a popular gateway to Lucerne and the mountains around Lucerne

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Nov 16, 2015

Views Around Mount Pilatus Observation Deck

this will be pictures of the various views you can see at the observation deck of Pilatus kulm atop Mount Pilatus.

the Outside Observation Deck of Pilatus Kulm is the best way to enjoy an uninterrupted 360 view of the scenery around mount Pilatus and the areas beyond it like the swiss alps, lake Lucerne, the hiking and alpine trails and forests and even the other lakes towns like Interlaken (if you have a really powerful optical zoom camera) unless there are hordes of people competing for the space around the open air viewing deck specially in the peak tourist seasons. you can go around the impromptu ice cave beside it and hake a little hike and take pictures as there are sections of the cave which are open and have vista points as well. Pilatus Kulm is located 2132 meters (7,000 feet) above sea level.

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Nov 15, 2015

Mount Pilatus Observation Deck

the Outside Observation Deck of Pilatus Kulm is the best way to enjoy an uninterrupted 360 view of the scenery around mount Pilatus and the areas beyond it like the swiss alps, lake Lucerne, the hiking and alpine trails and forests and even the other lakes towns like Interlaken (if you have a really powerful optical zoom camera) unless there are hordes of people competing for the space around the open air viewing deck specially in the peak tourist seasons. you can go around the impromptu ice cave beside it and hake a little hike and take pictures as there are sections of the cave which are open and have vista points as well.

Pilatus Kulm is the top of Mount Pilatus and where the common Stations of the Pilatus Cable Car and the Cogwheel Railway converge (although located at separate sides of the complex and is connected via a concrete walkway. Pilatus Kulm also houses a Hotel, several restaurant facilities, souvenir shops, Pilatus mini museum, a carved cave like pathway around the mountain where you can view around, an open viewing deck where you can see 360 degree vies of the swiss alps, lake Lucerne, and beyond. Pilatus Kulm is located 2132 meters (7,000 feet) above sea level.

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Nov 15, 2015

Esel Summit and Observation Deck

like what I've Said, The Mountain actually is composed of several summits of which the highest (2,128 meters or 6982 feet) is named Tomlishorn (on the far side of the observation deck) and Esel Summit (2,119 meters or 6952 feet), where the Cogwheel Railway Station is located. The mountain is part of the Emmanthal Branch of the Swiss Alps and is 15 kilometers away from the Downtown of Lucerne and if you want to go to the top of Essel Summit, they way there is at the back of the Round Building that hosts both the cogwheel and cable car stations at opposite sides where a concrete round like stepway connects tht buidling it to the observation (about 240 steps) up to the top of the summit where there is an observation deck . the pathway is slippery at times so that they posted caution signs for people who want to go to the top and down.

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Tomlishorn Summit and Observation Deck

The Mountain actually is composed of several summits of which the highest (2,128 meters or 6982 feet) is named Tomlishorn (on the far side of the observation deck) and Esel Summit (2,119 meters or 6952 feet), where the Cogwheel Railway Station is located. The mountain is part of the Emmanthal Branch of the Swiss Alps and is 15 kilometers away from the Downtown of Lucerne and the Tomlinson Summit has a concrete stepway connecting it to the observation (about 200 steps) up to the top of the summit where there is an observation deck and a weather radar dome and telephone dish. the pathway is slippery at times so that they posted caution signs for people who want to go to the top and down.

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Nov 15, 2015

Mount Pilatus (Kriens View)

this will be pictures of mount Pilatus from various areas in Kriens.

the famed Mount Pilatus, which overlooks the City of Lucerne which legend says either that A Dragon Lives on the Mountain (medieval legend) or that Pontius Pilate who famously washed his hands in the Punishment of Jesus Christ, was buried here. The Mountain actually is composed of several summits of which the highest (2,128 meters or 6982 feet) is named Tomlishorn (on the far side of the observation deck) and Esel Summit (2,119 meters or 6952 feet), where the Cogwheel Railway Station is located. The mountain is part of the Emmanthal Branch of the Swiss Alps and is 15 kilometers away from the Downtown of Lucerne.

There are several ways to go to the mountain such as hiking routes in Kriens area and the Cogwheel Railway in Alpnachstad and the Cable Car in Kriens and the popular route during summer is going to the mountain via the Golden Round Trip, which is composed of using a boat from Lucerne across Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, going up on the cogwheel railway, coming down on the aerial cableways and panorama gondolas, and taking a bus back to Lucerne.

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Nov 12, 2015

Mount Pilatus (Lake Lucerne View)

this will be my pictures of Mount Pilatus from Lake Lucerne.

this will be my Mount Pilatus Lucerne View

the famed Mount Pilatus, which overlooks the City of Lucerne which legend says either that A Dragon Lives on the Mountain (medieval legend) or that Pontius Pilate who famously washed his hands in the Punishment of Jesus Christ, was buried here. The Mountain actually is composed of several summits of which the highest (2,128 meters or 6982 feet) is named Tomlishorn (on the far side of the observation deck) and Esel Summit (2,119 meters or 6952 feet), where the Cogwheel Railway Station is located. The mountain is part of the Emmanthal Branch of the Swiss Alps and is 15 kilometers away from the Downtown of Lucerne.

There are several ways to go to the mountain such as hiking routes in Kriens area and the Cogwheel Railway in Alpnachstad and the Cable Car in Kriens and the popular route during summer is going to the mountain via the Golden Round Trip, which is composed of using a boat from Lucerne across Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, going up on the cogwheel railway, coming down on the aerial cableways and panorama gondolas, and taking a bus back to Lucerne.

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machomikemd
Nov 12, 2015

Mount Pilatus

this will be my Mount Pilatus Lucerne View

the famed Mount Pilatus, which overlooks the City of Lucerne which legend says either that A Dragon Lives on the Mountain (medieval legend) or that Pontius Pilate who famously washed his hands in the Punishment of Jesus Christ, was buried here. The Mountain actually is composed of several summits of which the highest (2,128 meters or 6982 feet) is named Tomlishorn (on the far side of the observation deck) and Esel Summit (2,119 meters or 6952 feet), where the Cogwheel Railway Station is located. The mountain is part of the Emmanthal Branch of the Swiss Alps and is 15 kilometers away from the Downtown of Lucerne.

There are several ways to go to the mountain such as hiking routes in Kriens area and the Cogwheel Railway in Alpnachstad and the Cable Car in Kriens and the popular route during summer is going to the mountain via the Golden Round Trip, which is composed of using a boat from Lucerne across Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, going up on the cogwheel railway, coming down on the aerial cableways and panorama gondolas, and taking a bus back to Lucerne.

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Nov 12, 2015
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Central Swiss Alps (Mount Pilatus View)

Off course, Mount Pilatus is a favorite attraction for tourist not only because it is part of the attraction of Lucerne but since the Mountain is the nearest to Lucerne Highest Observation Deck where you can see the magnificent Central Swiss Alps in It's Glory as it is only 15 kilometers away from Lucerne, unlike Stanserhorn which is 24 kilometers away and Rigi which is 22 kilometers away and Mount Titlis in Engelberg which is 36 kilometers away (but it has the best views of the swiss alps as well).

Pilatus Kulm is the top of Mount Pilatus and where the common Stations of the Pilatus Cable Car and the Cogwheel Railway converge (although located at separate sides of the complex and is connected via a concrete walkway. Pilatus Kulm also houses a Hotel, several restaurant facilities, souvenir shops, Pilatus mini museum, a carved cave like pathway around the mountain where you can view around, an open viewing deck where you can see 360 degree vies of the swiss alps, lake Lucerne, and beyond. Pilatus Kulm is located 2132 meters (7,000 feet) above sea level.

according to Wikipedia:

The Swiss Alps extend over both the Western Alps and the Eastern Alps, encompassing an area sometimes called Central Alps.[1] While the northern ranges from the Bernese Alps to the Appenzell Alps are entirely in Switzerland, the southern ranges from the Mont Blanc massif to the Bernina massif are shared with other countries such as France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein.

The Swiss Alps comprise all the mountains of Switzerland over 2,000 metres above sea level and almost all the highest mountains of the Alps, such as Monte Rosa (4,634 m), the Dom (4,545 m), the Lyskamm (4,527 m), the Weisshorn (4,506 m) and the Matterhorn (4,478 m).

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Nov 12, 2015

The view from on high.....Mt Pilatus

Probably the best view of Lucerne and its surrounds can be seen on a clear day from atop Mt Pilatus.

In summer there are many hiking and walking trails to explore which will amaze and delight the true devotees of these activities. For those of us who are less energetic, the view is more than enough to suffice, not to mention the cafe and of course the means of transport to get there.

I chose the Golden Tour which begins with a boat trip on fabulous Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad where we transferred to the Pilatus Bahn which of course is the steepest cog wheel railway in Europe. What an amazing journey that is, with views of the valley and the lake that will take your breath away. The return trip includes a cable car ride followed by a two stop ride on a very efficient gondola system. I must admit however, that jumping on and off the gondola is not for the faint hearted or for those of us with arthritic knees. Somehow I managed, but I really don't know how. In any event the gondolas leave you at Kriens, about 500 meters from the public bus which takes you back to Lucerne

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Maryimelda
Oct 24, 2011

Pilatus is Up There

It is a famed mountain in a chain of known names, mostly because it stands at 7,000 feet, but also because of the cog rail leading to the top. The rail is around 100 years and is to be the steepest grade in Europe. An experience just as great is taking the cable car back down. It is a pitch where you have to lean backward, so as not to fall in forward and fall out. Ha!. Or, you could walk up. It takes over 5 hours in normal walking.
The view at the top is an absolutely fabulous on a clear day, and I believe 1/2 probably are in summer months. The Eiger is another well known mountain that is not too far as the eye sees. Many climbers trek for many hours in this area. The weather can be much cooler on top, even in the fall. Snow lingers here for most of the year.

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BruceDunning
Nov 17, 2010

View like Olympus

Mt Pilatus, the wonderfully magnificent mountain that looks down on Lucerne, is an easy day excursion. There are a few ways to get to the top, one is to take a bus to the cable car and come up the north side. Otherwise, you can take a train or boat to the south and take the world’s steepest cable car to the top. The view from the top is equal to the eagle’s, but can be cold and windy if in bad weather. The top of the mountain has a large patio with restaurants and several paths for walking around the various mountain faces. The exercise freaks can even hike up to the top.

I bought the round-trip boat, to cogwheel, to the cable car return to Lucern for $35 on-line.

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Dec 14, 2009

Things to Do Near Mount Pilatus

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Hofkirche - Church of St. Leodegar

Along the Hills of Lucerne near the main Street of Haldernstrasse are two prominent tower spries of the Roman Catholic Church of the Court Church of St. Leodegar, which is the most important church...
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Mount Rigi

Like what i've said,there are three famous mountains in and around Lucerne Area and nearby Cantons where you can go to the top and ski during winter or hike and take a funicular or cable car or...
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Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

final part of my tips with pictures of the frames which were restored and with some burn out remains as reminders of the f1993 fire. this will be a four part tip with pictures of the bridge, the...
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Bourbaki Panorama

Bourbaki Panorama is first attraction we visit in city. My aunt insisted on it. It is great attraction but sadly I didn't know anything about it prior my visit to museum. I especially liked panorama...
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Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument

about a kilometer away from the old town or about 800 meters away from Schwanenplatz along Denkmalstrasse (about a brisk 10 minute walk) is the famous Löwendenkmal, otherwise known as the Lion...
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Glacier Garden Museum - Gletschergarten

the area around the lion Monument houses three attractions. The Lion Monuments, beside it is the Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten Luzern) of which there is a stairway going to the garden from...
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Getting to Mount Pilatus

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Schlossweg 1, 6010 Kriens/Lucerne, Switzerland

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