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Mount Pilatus

PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
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Roscommon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

First things first, I love Switzerland, and this is why. Up at 7000 feet, you have no cares, and that's not because the lack of oxygen. We climbed a bit of the mountain, walked through the caves, and rode the gondolas and the cogway. Magic. Pure magic. :)

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The cable car is currently closed. We took the train up the mountain at 15.05 and reached the top at 15.35. All the trains back down were full so we had to wait until 19.10. With a small baby, buggy and thick cloud so no views this was a long and boring wait. One restaurant closed and all the chairs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Make a round trip day of it. Get on the boat at city center, go to cog railway, take it to the top of Mt. Pilatus, hike around, eat, come back down, take the boat back to city center. Very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Great experiences. You can touch the clouds. We climbed up by worlds steepest cogwheel train and get down by aerial cable way amd panorama gondolas.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We loved this place from the bottom to the top. Amazing view took our breath and we had a lovely time up there. Only shame the cable cart is not in use for reconstruction so the train was very busy and we needed to wait 2 hours to actually get on the train. But a nice refreshment place sells for... More

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McAlisterville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This is a must see for all. The views at the top are simply amazing. You have the opportunity to walk over many trails and visit several vistas. Pictures will never give you the total experience. You must visit this for yourself. When the clouds roll in there is no words to decribe the experience. One thing that I hope... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We booked a tour with "the best of Switzerland " to visit Pilatus. They picked us up at the tourist information center at the train station. We went to mt. Pilates on a large bus. Then went up the mountain on a cog-wheel train. Once on top if the mountain we walked up stairs to two different look out points.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A must-do if you are in Lucerne. The ride to the top is fun in the cogwheel train and the view is constantly changing. Wind down the windows to hear the cow bells, yes, there are cows on the mountain! And, wait for the view from the top looking over the clouds at the snow covered peaks! Absolutely beautiful! Dress... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

it is very worth to travel on Pilatus Mountain, no matter winter time or summer time. A cant miss attraction in Luzern

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Always on the visitors list when people come over. Either by cable car or the railway it's a view well worth making the effort for. Also the hike down is great...challenging but great!!

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