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  1. Switzerland
  2. Central Switzerland
  3. Lucerne
  4. Pilatus

Mt. Pilatus Self-Guided Trip: Lucerne's Landmark Mountain

Product ID: 87452
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Experience the scenic splendor of Mt. Pilatus on a self-guided trip. Ride the cable car from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg, and then experience the "Dragon Ride" to the summit. Ride the steepest cogwheel railway back down to Alpnachstad.
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Marvel at the scenic splendor of the Swiss Alps aboard the aerial cable car
  • Experience the "Dragon Ride' to Mt. Pilatus
  • Get stunning views of the Alps from 2,132 meters above sea level
  • Treat yourself to a delicious lunch in the historical ambiance of the Restaurant Pilatus-Kulm
  • Ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway on the journey back down
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Experience the landmark mountain of Lucerne from different perspectives on an aerial and cogwheel train ride across the Swiss Alps. Choose whether to depart from the valley station in Kriens or Alpnachstad, and get ready for the journey of your life!

Board a 4-seat gondola at the valley station in Kriens and travel to Krienseregg, where an adventure playground and the nearby Krienseregg restaurant make it the perfect spot for families with small children. Continue to Fräkmüntegg on another 15-minute gondola ride to encounter another restaurant and the endless opportunities of the rope park. Then, experience the "Dragon Ride" cable car ride to the summit of Mt. Pilatus for spectacular views 2,132 meters above sea level.

Go inside the panorama gallery for stunning mountain views, or visit the terraces to climb up one of the peaks. Avail of the self service Restaurant Bellevue and Ibex Bar for light refreshments and snacks. Alternatively, treat yourself to a delicious lunch in a historical ambiance at the Restaurant Pilatus-Kulm. 

Next, climb aboard the world's steepest cogwheel railway, and pass through lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers and sparkling mountain streams. Reach the valley station in Alpnachstad in 30 minutes for the end of your day of discovery on Mt. Pilatus. 
  • Cable car ride and cogwheel train
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Rope park entrance fee
  • Parking fee (CHF5)
  • Overnight stay on the summit

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Kriens or Alpnachstad valley stations.

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Important information
Know before you go
• You can choose whether to start from the valley stations of Kriens or Alpnachstad, and end at Alpnachstad or Kriens as per your direction of travel
• Please note that this is a self-guided tour
• The gondolas are closed for maintenance from October 21 to November 8, 2019. During this time, access will only be available from Alpnachstad
• The world's steepest cogwheel railway is closed from November 18 2019, to around mid-May 2020. During this time, access will only be available from Kriens
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Product ID: 87452