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Address: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)41 329 11 11
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If you're afraid of heights, stay on the ground...but you will be missing an amazing experience! The 4 seat cable car takes you about halfway up the mountain and then you get in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you're afraid of heights, stay on the ground...but you will be missing an amazing experience! The 4 seat cable car takes you about halfway up the mountain and then you get in a large car suspended in air with breathtaking views! The snow capped peaks were a beautiful backdrop to the expansive views! Don't miss it!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I recommend doing the Golden Ticket trip as other reviews here mention as you can get a full 360 degree view of Lucerne and Mount Pilatus. If you have a rail pass, the ticket is 50% off also. Make sure you check the weather prior so you can have a nice day and view..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The way from the city of Lucerne to the mountain pick lasts around 1 hour. You can get to the stop "Pilatus" by bus from the Kantonalbank or from the railway station directly and then have a 10-minute walk to the cable car. The ticket to the top can be bought either in Tourist Info Centre on the railway station... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

we took the train to go up and then we took the trolley to come down which was good as we completed the entire journey in about 4 hrs with 2 hrs there. the view and the snow fall we got was just fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I like the golden round trip to Mt Pilatus. I took the boat ride to Alpnachstad (takes about 50mins), then the world's steepest cogwheel train up to Mt Pilatus (takes about 30mins). Coming down, I took the cable car, and then a bus back to Luzerne main station. The routes suggested in Mt Pilatus to see the panoramic views were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

When traveled to Mt. Pilatus in October, 2014. We left on the lift it was a grey day but as we headed up the mountain the clouds dispersed and the ride was breathtaking. There were hairpin turns, so for folks who are uncomfortable with heights sit on a seat on the isle. It is an all day event. The weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately for us is was a whiteout! The train ride up the hill is great. We planned on taking the aerial tram down but the high winds forced us to take the train back down. If you are in the area I'm sure it's beautiful in good weather.

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Fernhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Make a day of it and go on the golden circle round trip, book it at the pier. Start with the ferry boat, 2 hours down the lake calling at various villages. Then take the cog railway, 45degrees slope, straight up the mountain through alpine meadows to the snowfield and the hotel terrace with food available, inside or out. If... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Must see. Breathtaking view from the lift. View from the top of the mountain. Walk around the top of the mountain (at some stages true rock, literally. Sun on the terrace. At the end railroad down to the city, pretty special one.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It had snowed quite heavily when we were there so we couldn't go on many of the walks however, the trip down by tram was absoloutely gorgeous. Has we descended the mountain changed slowly from snow to just pockets of snow here and there and wild flowers popping out, mountain goats and rugged rock forms.

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