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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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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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Best to visit when not covered in clouds

Took the gondola up to the top as the cog wheel train was closed due to snow. Had fantastic views going up and down but, unfortunately, the mountain was covered in clouds so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Took the gondola up to the top as the cog wheel train was closed due to snow. Had fantastic views going up and down but, unfortunately, the mountain was covered in clouds so we did not get to see the panoramic views this area is known for. In better weather, a trip to Mt. Pilatus would be a must while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Mt Pilatus is a very popular destination near Lucern. Getting there is half the fun. You can take a boat or a train from Lucern. The boat is a beautiful relaxing trip, but the train is faster. When you get to the base of the mountain, you can take the steepest cog railroad in the world. It is a gorgeous... More 

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Heaven on earth. Beautiful view and great weather. Need to be in shape to trek. Must see on your visit to Lucern

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The tourist information center recommended us to do this trip, and it is wonderful. Just a 15 min drive from Lucerne. Great view from cable car, and mountain, very enjoyable!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We decided to tour Pilatus because it was do-able for part of a day. We took a bus to the the chair lift, chair lift ride up, & train down. Really great experience- keeping it basic & still taking in the swiss alps! So beautiful here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

WOW, WOW, WOW.....this has to be the most awe-inspiring mountain top! The climb up on a standard cable car gives you a lovely grass and hilltop view, and then you do a cog-wheel train ride down, which provides you with a completely different view.....But the best part of this location is being at the top of Mount Pilatus .... absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great views, I was lucky it was a suny day. Do check the weather before you go,as if it rains there is no point of going there. There are two small trails tat one could take, the english names are draagon tral which is about 30 mins and flower trail which is about an hour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the must things to do when visiting Lucerne is to visit Mount Pilatus. A couple we met in Zurich had told us that they couldn't appreciate the views due to the bad weather, well we were very fortunate because we went yesterday April 8th and it was sunny! The views of the Swiss Alps were spectacular that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Well this is well worth the trip up the mountain. We did this with the cable car first and went down with the train. I think doing the cable car first is the better way as when you get on the big cable car you get the better rush of the big drop off. But the train is also cool.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited Mount Pilatus which is 30 minute drive out of downtown Zurich starting at Kriens. You then have a choice to walk to Kriensergg or Frakmuntegg or catch a 4 person cable car. Once you reach Frakmuntegg you transfer to a 50 person cable car for the absent to the top of Mount Pilatus. Either way the views are stunning... More 

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