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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 very expensive ride to the top of Mount Pilatus, but we had an amazing view from up there. I guess everything in Switzerland is expensive.... So was this. If not able to afford it, you can hike up t...  more »
  • Who visits Lucerne should definitely visit Pilatus. Good restaurants and nice renovated hotel on the top of the mountain. Great view!  more »
  • The view from the top of Mount Pilatus is amazing. A mixture of snow with the green one of the Swiss Alps. Super recommend this tourist spot.
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