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Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
from $60.91*
Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
from $60.91*
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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
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Reviewed today

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

Thank HappycoupleBingley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get there early by train or boat and exchange ticket for conrail time. They seem to have a strategy of holding people at the base for two hours. Pack lunch or be ready for 50 Franc lunch for two.

Thank AmyKathryn
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank D M
Reviewed yesterday

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! I...More

Thank Gareth_H25
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank 367russ
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Agnes S
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank ANNCR01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful views on the platform, no snow on summer, but you can see the towns and mountains around this region.

Thank Sina C
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

1  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must visit when you are in Lucerne. Take the bus to the cable car or the boat to the cog wheel train. Either way works. Beautiful views on the way up and at the top.

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August 2, 2018|
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Response from Philliesmama | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. We took the cog wheel train up.