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Mount Pilatus

PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Lucerne
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Type: Mountains
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful experience. We purchased our tickets at our hotel. We rode the gondola up and the cable car down. It was breathtaking. There were clouds that day but they would part enough so that we could see. The cable car ride down is a must.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I visited this with a friend upon recommendation from a local. We arrived at the main train station in Lucerne and went to the information center and the nice people there told us how to get there. We took a 30 min train to Alpanchstad which is where you then buy a ticket for the cog train up the mountain.... More

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Houston, Texas
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35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The ride up took about 35 minutes and once we were up there is was amazing! We had a clear day which equaled AMAZING views!

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Wheeling, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It was great, awesomely wonderful! The cable rides was exciting... It was my first ever cable ride over the snow capped alps! Although, we were there in March, we were still able to enjoy the breath taking views of the lake and other mountains because the clouds cleared up just before we were riding down! There were 3 cable rides,... More

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Helensvale, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We chair lifted and observed the hikers and forest deer and households. The lift was lovely with lots to view and some thrills. At the top apparently you can see the alps, this is pre alps, however when we were there it was snowed in but still gorgeous. We all enjoyed it both the top and the chair lift ride.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Mount Pilatus is a great place to go to. There are several routes for hikers to reach the top but also two different means of transport to be brought up there. Therefore it is very crowded at the station and the different peaks of this mountain region. Still it is worth while to hike up there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A quick and very accessible outing from Luzern which offer great view but feels very urban and busy on the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

the dragon tunnel was superb. explans the history dragons on the mountain and also the mountain ghost .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The cable car up to Mt. Pilatus is neat to ride up for the view. But make sure you get off at each stop to ensure you get the most out of your day! The first stop has a large and fun playground. Also there is a grill pit area if you want to bring your own food to grill,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a place you cant miss when visiting lucerne. The cable car ride is beautiful. The view up there is breathtaking. If you can, pay attention to the forecast and try to go on a clear day as you can enjoy the view completely.

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