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JPz wrote a review Oct 2020
Alexandria, Virginia125 contributions67 helpful votes
I’ve traveled a lot throughout CH and definitively the view from Pilatus is breathtaking. Also there are lot of activities to enjoy at the different altitudes that please both, young children and adults. Would return for sure!
Date of experience: October 2020
gooseylucyloo wrote a review Oct 2020
Basel, Switzerland40 contributions17 helpful votes
High recommend visiting the mountain, so many great activities and the cable car was amazing especially with kids. We were lucky enough to have hardly anybody up there at the same time, so it felt very special! Keep an eye on the weather forecast as the railway and cable car are not always open. …
Date of experience: September 2020
Amy O wrote a review Aug 2020
290 contributions11 helpful votes
Hi, yesterday we visited Pilatus via Alpnachstad to Kriens. It was a wonderful trip. However there are some down side point to consider. 1. The SBB ticket is not your ticket until up to Pilatus. That’s a private business and you need to buy the tickets for the Train and Gondola. 2. There will be a line for the train in Alpnachstad. People do not respect the lines on the floor and do not wear the mask only if they get advised to wear. Horrible- no respect! 3. The restaurants look nice in the webpage. Getting there and seeing the reality. Food is great. 4. The people in the shops there are very unfriendly. No greeting no goodbyes even you buy stuff for 50.-! Just rude. 5. There are some path like tunnels that are not clear marked how to get there. If you ask any person that wears a red Pilatus shirt guided is in the total wrong way! What a joke until you walk all the way back and find by coincidence they ways to the dragon tunnels 6. If you take the Gondola from Pilatus back to Kriens. There is nobody checking the distance again. So people just don’t stay in line and pass you! Then if you get pissed of and say something they call you out but actually they were running over you! As well could be prevented if they would but someone there to advise! Overall the mountain is beautiful. Very clean, nicely made, well taken care off. Same for the train to the mountain and the gondola. But I need to say the disrespect and the rudeness of the people is incredible! And you know what it’s mainly the elderly generation! And not the young people they always say. Advice for the Pilatus supervisor: but supervisors where it’s needed like for the train and gondola. The space is not large to line up and as mentioned: people are rude and need to be supervised! …
Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Dora D wrote a review Aug 2020
Rielasingen-Worblingen, Germany15 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent for hiking, easy to approach There were maps for hikers, the hike is about 3-4 hours to the peak “Pilatus Kulm” -2113m high.
Date of experience: August 2020
jan H wrote a review Jul 2020
Broadstairs, United Kingdom18 contributions6 helpful votes
Pilatus is a must if visiting Luzern, a short bus ride from the city centre. Amazing views and really smooth riding cable cars. Lots of things to do for families besides hiking. We went to a great snack area where you barbecue your own sausages purchased from the kiosk!
Date of experience: July 2020
1 Helpful vote