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We did the Pilatus Round trip going up by the cable cars and down by the Cog Railway. When we arrived at the cable car there was quite a queue which we did expect. However when a huge double tier coach pulled in and the...More
GET THERE EARLY!! DO NOT TAKE THE BOAT TO GET THERE! It takes too long and you will end up at the back of the line. Boat takes 1 hour to get there, train takes 17 minutes!!
***I did this tour on my own, not...More
As we were staying in Alpnachstad, we got the cogwheel train up the mountain and got the gondola/lifts down the other side.
The views are amazing on a clear morning.
We got a croissant and a drink from the café, breakfast with a view!
We took the Golden circuit tour to Mount Pilatus (Goldene Rundfahrt) which consisted of a boat trip on the lake with several stops before arriving at Alpnachstad where you next take a cog rail up the Mountain. Once at the top we spent several hours...More
A definite must when in Switzerland - Lucerne!
About 5 hours total.
We met our tour guide in Lucerne (Starbucks...always easy to find). From there we took a bus (20 min) to the lift.
We couldn't ask for better weather. 75 degrees at the bottom...More
Travelling from Australia this attraction was a genuine highlight of our visit to Switzerland.
Easy to get to the boarding station via public transport and then the chairlift and Gondola ride to the near summit of Mount Pilatus. The view and scenery for the whole...More
This is a great "beginner mountain" - it offers great views of the City, lakes and surrounding mountains, and easy walking paths/stairs. However, if you have already visited other areas of Switzerland (like Zermatt for example) you may be disappointed by the commercialization of this...More