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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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Small-Group Mt. Pilatus Cable Car Tour with Fondue Lunch
Ranked #1 of 88 things to do in Lucerne
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed November 21, 2013

I travel through both Italy and Switzerland. The cog-wheel train to the top of Mount Pilatus and Venice were the highlights of my whirlwind 10-day tour. The cog-wheel train is the steepest train in the world: 43 degrees. The change in foliage during the 25 minute travel was fascinating. An experience that is beyond words.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Just amazing views. I was concerned about the gondola, but it's much less daunting than it sounded. Enjoyed a schnitzel and a beer in the restaurant and watched a guy set up and parasail from just next to the observation area. It was warmer than expected atop the mountain with the sun out in late March - didn't need the parka. Traveling with a student tour group and this excursion was great to get everyone out and use up some energy... and did I mention the views?!

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Wow. An old weather station above the clouds reached by a cogtrain. Hard to think of another comparable experience. Excellent restaurant and a wonderfully sleepless night waiting for the sun to rise over Lucerne. I will never forget this place.

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Mount Pilatus is beautiful and the trip up and back on the gondolas was a lot of fun. I found the top of Mount Pilatus a bit disappointing. It's more like an observation area and you can't actually go outside. There may be times of the year you can, but if so, December is not one of them. We ate in the coffee shop there and the food was fine, but if I had it to do again, I'd wait for a place with a little more atmosphere. There is a shop at the top as well. The view from the gondolas was breath-taking. I would highly recommend this excursion just for that reason.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

the whole experience was amazing, using the funicular is really a must do if you visit Luzern. the views on the way are really beautiful. the Panoramic view from the top is something more than beautiful. the only disadvantage is the high price

Thank Hussein M
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