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Pilatus Bahnen AG

Schlossweg 1, Kriens 6010, Switzerland
41 (0)41 329 11 11
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Kriens
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Amazing is the word that comes to mind. Pilatus railways, hats off to your engineering skills, so you basically take an elevated cogwheel to travel to the top of mountain and then traverse back via cable car, after spending ofcourse as much time as required on the top :) Must go for anyone who loves mountains and snow

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A few minutes outside of Lucerne is the world’s steepest cog railroad. Shortly into the journey up Mount Pilatus, you wonder how much steeper can it get, as some sections of the train loom ahead of you like a wall. The train itself is spacious and reasonably comfortable. The ride is about 20 minutes long, with beautiful views all along.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The unique experience is taking the Pilatus railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway at maximum 48% gradient .I started my journey by purchasing a round-trip ticket from Lucerne main train station to Alpnachstad by train , then up to Pilatus Kulm on the cogwheel railway , and return route with the aerial panorama gondolas and aerial cableways to Kriens. From... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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30 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located in Alpnachstad, a 10 minutes train ride from Luzern, the Cogwheel railway is a run way to get to the top of Mount Pilatus, or half-way if you want to hike the rest, which is what we did. This train is the steepest cogwheel ride in the world. It has been around for 125 years, and it climbs at... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a sight you must see if your in this AG region of Switzerland. It was so beautiful, clean, exciting. I would go again in a second. The gondola rides to the top are spectacular. The air is a bit thin there but still well worth the time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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50 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

By all means, if you happen to be in Luzern and the weather is nice, take a trip to the 2100m Pilatus mountain. Go there using the steepest cogwheel mountain railway in the world and enjoy the ride and view. Plan at minimum a half day for the excursion.

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Sao Roque, SP
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

45oC ratchet train is something amazing. The view is beautiful and there is a nice restaurant on the top.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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67 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Luckily I live at the foot of this mountain which is without doubt one of the best to see in Switzerland. Each level has something to offer each group of tourists. The round trip of: ship, cog-railway (up), peak of the mountain - Pilatus Kulm, cable car and gondola (down), is a unique experience and the best way to get... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had a great day visiting this beautiful mountain peak above Lucerne. If you can get a window table, take the time to have a meal at the historic Hotel Pilatus-Kulm. Great food, but the view is unparalleled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

The views of snow clad hills, clouds, cities and lucerne lake will take your breath away. It was a wonderful visit through ropeway and cable car. The peak is at more that 7000 feet and you have amazing restaurants at that height for your comfort. Truely amazing,,,

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