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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
From CHF58.00
 
Mt. Pilatus Winter Day Trip from Zurich
"Pass Lake Lucerne before disembarking for a short guided city tour of Lucerne. You'll then continue to Kriens where a panoramic aerial cable car gondola transports you up to 7'000 feet (2'132 meters) to the white mythical paradise of Mount Pilatus.According to legend kind dragons used to inhabit the mountain! Set about discovering the weaving Dragon Path and take in the spectacular alpine vistas.Over lunch (a choice between three dishes) marvel at the breathtaking alpine views. Afterwards take the cable car back down the mountain before rejoining your guide for your coach transfer back to Zurich. Between late October and mid-November the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Pilatus by cog"""Join this partly guided coach tour from Zurich to Mount Pilatus for a full day's winter wonderland on one of Switzerland's most majestic mountains. Explore the peak at leisure
From CHF146.00
 
Mt. Pilatus Winter Day Trip from Lucerne
"From Kriens you'll take the panoramic gondola and aerial cable car to the top of Mt. Pilatus at 7'000 feet (2'132 meters). Enjoy approximately two and a half hours at your leisure discovering this white winter paradise along the Dragon Path. According to legend kind dragons once inhibited this mountain! Over lunch (a choice of three dishes) marvel at breathtaking alpine views. Afterwards take the cable car back down the mountain before rejoining your guide for your coach transfer back to Lucerne.""""Join this partly guided coach tour from Lucerne to Mount Pilatus for a half-day winter wonderland adventure on one of Switzerland's most majestic mountains! Explore the peak at leisure
From CHF119.00

Mount Pilatus Tips (46)

Cogwheel train ride....

A great experience having rides in a cogwheel train up to the summit. The railway is the world's steepest with its 48 % gradient passing throug five tunnels. At the top you enjoy the unforgetable view...
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barbskie
Aug 09, 2008

Somptuous Pilatus!

A must do during your Swiss stay on an half or full day trip!From the top at 2'312 meters absl, you will reward by a 360° takebreathing panaromic view on the Central Switzerland.The trip to the...
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Tripack
Aug 08, 2008

Oberhaupt Peak

It is an easy short walk from the station level. Another spot to enjoy a spectacular 360 degree panorama like the ESEL PEAK. Of course, it depends upon the day's weather conditions. The alpine ranges...
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barbskie
Aug 29, 2007

Simply Breath Taking

This summer I traveled on an Explorica tour to Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The whole trip was a blast, but it literally peaked at the top of Mt. Pilatus. Unfortunately we did experience some...
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Jul 09, 2007

The mighty mountain

A magnificent rock mountain towering over Lake Lucerne with its 2132 meters of altitude. You could admire Mount Pilatus from the centre of Lucerne, whether you stand in Hergiswil beneath its steep...
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barbskie
Jun 07, 2007

Aerial Cableway

The aerial cableway takes around five minutes to carry visitors from the station at Fräkmüntegg up to Pilatus Kulm at 2132-metres altitude. In good weather, the unique views of the Alps and Central...
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barbskie
Jun 07, 2007

Taverne Restaurant

A great option to still your hunger if you are in Pilatus Kulm. It is considered as a traditional dining place serving some typical Swiss menus. Ida and I ordered the Alplermakronli served with Mashed...
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barbskie
Jun 07, 2007

The Spiesshüsli Terrace

The Pilatus Kulm Terrace invites you to unwind and enjoy your stay. You may amuse yourself by just lying on one of the lounge chairs and do hotspotting. For your thirst and a little hunger, the small...
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barbskie
Jun 07, 2007

Express Self Service Resto

If you fancy some fine food but time is short , here's another option to have a tasty sausage, snacks and some drinks. This Trendrestaurant Express behind the panes of glass of an original cogwheel...
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barbskie
Jun 07, 2007

The Circular Trail

This trail starts from Pilatus Kulm passing through the Dragon Path(Rock Gallery) up to the Chriesiloch and back to Kulm. This is a trail crossing north to south. Although it is not a challenging hike...
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barbskie
Jun 07, 2007

The Dragon Path

Don't miss to do this walk if you are at the top of the mountain. During good weathers you would be rewarded with beautiful and breathtaking views. The Dragon Path is a 500-meter long rock gallery...
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barbskie
Jun 07, 2007

The Golden Round trip

A day excursion to Mt Pilatus is quite simply an exceptional experience. Travel by nostalgic lake steamer from Lucerne to alpnachstad. then with the cogwheel railway to Mt Pilatus Kulm and enjoy...
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Jun 06, 2007
 
 
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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

As most visitors to Lucerne go to the magnificent Lion Monument, little than most know that the main tour bus parking area in between lowenstrasse and zurichstrasse lies just across the Bourbaki...
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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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