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Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
from US$61.14*
Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
from US$61.14*
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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

We made this our last complete day on our Swiss travel pass thinking that the pass would cover our trip up the mountain. From what we were told, it did until 2018. Now it just gets you a 50% discount on the trip using the...More

Thank John M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The golden round trip is a nicely done, very inclusive trip. For $100 pp you get to experience boating on lake Lucerne, steepest in the world cog train up the hill, lots of options once you get to the top, a fun tram (the “dragon”...More

Thank dewildlions
Reviewed yesterday

What a lovely place to spend a day, even for a lazy hiker. We went up via the cable cars and down via the funicular. The weather was glorious, the views even better. Hiking is available for all levels and the restaurants are there for...More

1  Thank Pathfinder800971
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

1  Thank Cruiser765801
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 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 4 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

1  Thank D M
Reviewed 4 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
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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.