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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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  • A lovely trip on the cable car, my wife does not like cable cars but even my wife enjoyed the trip. Once we we through the fog and above the clouds the views were amazing and not to be missed. Once on...  more »
  • We take the trip up to the mountain every chance we get. My first visit here was in April 1969 on a high school trip and I have been back many times. They have really expanded and modernized the facil...  more »
  • Travelled by cable car from Kriens. This can be accessed by bus from central Lucerne, though we opted to walk (3km approx). The route is ok though there is one tricky bit of busy road to negotiate on ...  more »