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Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
from US$61.18*
Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
from US$61.18*
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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
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Reviewed today

Mount Pilatus was an incredible experience. We took the cable cars from Kriens which took around 40 minutes to reach the summit - the views were simply stunning. There is a cafe at the top but it is expensive (although not too expensive by Swiss...More

Thank AdamH1999
Reviewed today

My family and I went to Switzerland in August 2018. We didn't go through a traveling company nor did we have a guide. We stayed in Gersau and it was 45 min drive to Lucrene. We had the Swiss tell pass which conveniently covered all...More

Thank Cruiser765801
Reviewed today

This is a must see in the Lucerne area, really stunning view on the Alps. Going up with the steepest funicular is also an attraction for families. You need to be sure that the weather is good to see the beautiful scenery around.

Thank Ewa O
Reviewed yesterday

We did the Pilatus Round trip going up by the cable cars and down by the Cog Railway. When we arrived at the cable car there was quite a queue which we did expect. However when a huge double tier coach pulled in and the...More

Thank HappycoupleBingley
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Get there early by train or boat and exchange ticket for conrail time. They seem to have a strategy of holding people at the base for two hours. Pack lunch or be ready for 50 Franc lunch for two.

Thank AmyKathryn
Reviewed 2 days ago

GET THERE EARLY!! DO NOT TAKE THE BOAT TO GET THERE! It takes too long and you will end up at the back of the line. Boat takes 1 hour to get there, train takes 17 minutes!! ***I did this tour on my own, not...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 2 days ago

As we were staying in Alpnachstad, we got the cogwheel train up the mountain and got the gondola/lifts down the other side. The views are amazing on a clear morning. We got a croissant and a drink from the café, breakfast with a view! I...More

Thank Gareth_H25
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the Golden circuit tour to Mount Pilatus (Goldene Rundfahrt) which consisted of a boat trip on the lake with several stops before arriving at Alpnachstad where you next take a cog rail up the Mountain. Once at the top we spent several hours...More

Thank 367russ
Reviewed 3 days ago

A definite must when in Switzerland - Lucerne! About 5 hours total. We met our tour guide in Lucerne (Starbucks...always easy to find). From there we took a bus (20 min) to the lift. We couldn't ask for better weather. 75 degrees at the bottom...More

Thank Agnes S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Travelling from Australia this attraction was a genuine highlight of our visit to Switzerland. Easy to get to the boarding station via public transport and then the chairlift and Gondola ride to the near summit of Mount Pilatus. The view and scenery for the whole...More

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3 August 2018|
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Response from Philliesmama | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. We took the cog wheel train up.