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“Maybe not the highest mountaint,”
Review of Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus
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Mt. Pilatus Winter Day Trip from Zurich
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Mount Pilatus Tour from Lucerne with Private Guide
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Mt. Pilatus Experience with Gondola Ride
Ranked #1 of 89 things to do in Lucerne
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed November 5, 2012

but definitely worth visiting. We were there in the end of October and there were no snow... +25 on the sunny side of the mountain... What happens to the climate?

Thank AdamStern
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We did the trip up to Mt Pilatus within hours of arriving in Switzerland and are so happy that we did! The view is awe-inspiring. Since the cable car ride from Kriens is closed for maintenance (until Nov 9), we used our Swiss Passes to take the train to Alpnachstad and caught the cog wheel train from there (cog wheel station and ticket office is right next to the Alpnachstad rail station). With the Swiss Pass discount we paid 34 CHF each for return tickets. Once at the top, some of the hiking/climbing areas were closed due to the snow, but there were plenty of outdoor areas to walk around and take in the sights, including a staircase/trail on a hill to get a birds-eye view. If you are in Lucerne I highly recommend taking the trip up the mountain!

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

I did this trip as an 8 year old and returned to share the experience with my children (6&11). This is a trip to remember - boat across lake lucerne, cog rail up, lunch overlooking snow capped mountains, cable cars down and an unexpected highlight - a dry toboggan ride half way down the mountain - so much fun. Add it to your bucket list.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I highly recommend taking the trip up to Mt. Pilatus to view the alps. The travel up and down the mountain is as much fun as the view when you reach the top. There are a couple of easy trails you can take as well and plenty of picure opportunities. We were lucky enough to be serenaded by a traditionally dressed man playing one of those long horns.

Thank ctribbs
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

We had planned this trip in advance, however we discovered the gondola and cable cars had closed the day before our arrival, so we couldn't take the grand circle tour. Instead we "settled" for going up and down the mountain on the railway. The ride was wonderful, both up and back, and the summit walks offer spectacular views. The highest point at the top was closed, due to repairs on the walkway, but we still had a great time. We took one of the earlier trains up (9:30), and there were still a fair number of people, but not nearly as many as later. A most worthwhile trip, no matter how you get there.

Thank brimel
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