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Mt Pilatus, Lucerne

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For panoramic views of Lucerne and the surrounding region, take the world's steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt Pilatus. During medieval times locals believed that a dragon lived at the summit of this soaring massif; several 17th-century accounts tell of a winged creature flying between the mount's caves. Today the towering mountain draws visitors with its walking trails, which range from extremely steep and challenging scrambles for serious adrenaline junkies, to easy hikes for everyone else. On clear days the hiking paths offer views that stretch as far as the Black Forest in southwestern Germany. You can also reach the summit by riding the aerial cableway or the panorama gondola, departing from the town of Kriens. The cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm only operates from mid-May till mid-November. The cable-car and gondola from Kriens up to Pilatus operates also in winter. Put Mt Pilatus on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lucerne travel route builder app.
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  • This was such a fun adventure! Our group of 7 visited Lucerne recently and took a free public bus from Lucerne to Pilatus where we bought the double cable car ticket to the top of the mountain. One.....  more
    This was such a fun adventure! Our group of 7 visited Lucerne recently and took a free public bus from Lucerne to Pilatus where we bought the double cable car ticket to the top of the mountain. One.....  more »
  • In very close proximity to the City Centre , Railway & Bus Station . A must visit place . Spectacular view and the Cable car journey was super . 
    In very close proximity to the City Centre , Railway & Bus Station . A must visit place . Spectacular view and the Cable car journey was super .  more »
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