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

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

Product ID: 87452
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.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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. 

Ride back down by the Dragon Ride and cable car to Kriens and reach the valley station in Alpnachstad in 30 minutes for the end of your day of discovery on Mt. Pilatus.
Includes
  • Cable car
  • Dragon Ride
  • Cogwheel train (closed until May 2020)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Rope park entrance fee
  • Parking fee (CHF5)
  • Overnight stay on the summit

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Kriens or Alpnachstad valley stations. However, as this is a self-guided tour there is not an official meeting point.

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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 world's steepest cogwheel railway is closed from November 18 2019, to around mid-May 2020
• During this time, you will take the Dragon Ride and panoramic cable car to access the cogwheel from Kriens
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 88 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Was a wonderful experience. So easy to do, merely book on line, take a bus, a few minutes later go to the departure point ( we went from Kriens) and go up with the cable car. Must add that the weather plays a big role. If there are too much wind on the mountain or on the way there, the service could be cancelled for the day. That means you are not going up. But the next day may be fine and there will be no problem if you ticket was for the day before. Great restaurants and other sight seeing on the mountain, an experience never to forget!!

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January 20, 2020

Check on line early in the morning whether the journey will be possible due to weather conditions, specially in winter. Strong winds on the mountain could cause the cable car operators to close it for the day. But you could have a better situation the next day. They will not penalize you if the booking you have is for the previous day. If you do not have another day available, most online bookings could be refunded if you let them know.

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December 27, 2019

Very beautiful place and well organized access

January 4, 2020

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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG

Product ID: 87452