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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Mt Pilatus by using our Lucerne attractions planning website .
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  • Fairly easy to access from train to Lucerne, number 1 bus to Kriens, 5 min walk to gondolas up to Mt Pilatus. Unfortunately very cold and cloudy but nice view of treetops. No great views today. But BE...  more »
  • Such beautiful views of Lucerne on one side and the Swiss Alps on the other! Many snow activities you can do up here and trails to hike. The views and ride up are more than worth it in my opinion!  more »
  • We were here in the late winter which meant some of the popular options (cogwheel railway, for example) were not available, but that did not take anything away from the absolutely stunning vistas on t...  more »
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  • Very nice place. Visited in year 2008. Very good experience. Move with proper winter clothes. Train as well as cable car journey memorable.
  • Great place to visit in snow time December
  • Got up here on a rainy morning and couldn't see much. But, the rides coming up and going down provided just as much fun and incredible views along the way. A must visit!
  • Beautiful view to Luzern
  • Breathtaking Beauty on a clear day!
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