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Which Mt. Trip in mid/late Sept. - Pilatus or Rigi?

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Which Mt. Trip in mid/late Sept. - Pilatus or Rigi?

Staying in Luzerne for a couple days. Need to choose just one and both sound great?! Info books seem to say better "vistas" from Pilatus, but more "beautiful" from Rigi. Also, are there any great differences in "getting to" and "returning from" each Mt. back to Luzerne - both seem to need some form of boat/train/tram/bus, etc. Info books also suggest going up one side and down the other - agree, yes or no? Would lunch be available at top of both?

Another thought: is it worth taking a day trip, by train, to Interlaken- or can you suggest another "day trip"?

Thanks, in advance.

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1. Re: Which Mt. Trip in mid/late Sept. - Pilatus or Rigi?

I just posted the following for another party and hope it helps you.

Re: Mt Pilatus

We did the round trip (boat, cog wheel, cable car, bus) in September. I had forgotten that I had read that it is sometimes best to do this in reverse order(bus, cable car, cog wheel, boat) as there are less tourists going in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, I did not remember this until we were standing deep in a very long line for way over an hour after departing the boat, waiting for the cog wheel (I think it was called the cog wheel). Anyway, when we came down on the cable car, we did not see the lines of tourists trying to get up the mountain. To do it again, I would definitely go this way.

st posted this reply to another party asking the same question.

There is a wonderful restaurant on top off which we had a delicious swiss fondue

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2. Re: Which Mt. Trip in mid/late Sept. - Pilatus or Rigi?

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