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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. Put Mt Pilatus into our Lucerne holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lucerne.
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  • I did a small Europ trip covering 3 countries in Sept 2015 with my husband and I must admit I hadn't heard of Mount Pilatus before and wasn't in our top 10 places while in Switzerland. We just happene...  more »
  • It is impossible to come to Switzerland and not visit the Alps and this is a great mountain to view. You can see into the mountain ranges, through the canyons. You get a spectacular view of Lucerne an...  more »
  • We were at the end of November on Mount Pilatus to the Christkindlmart. Unfortunately, only the snow was missing. It was however beautiful.
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