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Review of Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus
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Mount Pilatus Tour from Lucerne with Private Guide
Ranked #1 of 88 things to do in Lucerne
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed December 3, 2013

It's close and easy to get there with public transportion for Lucerene main station. We visited it on a cold sunny day, and spent about 5 hours on the mountain top, enjoying the fabolus view, the self service quite good restaurant, and a bit of walking outside, in the bitter cold.
Note the during winter you can go up only by the cable car, since the Pulatus train is not working until may.

Thank daninet
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Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Yes it is a bit pricey to get to the top, but I would pay double to see this view again. Absolutely spectacular. Definitely something you should set aside time to do while visiting lucerne. Make sure to check the weather, because it made the trip much more worth the money because of the clear skies and sunset. Cannot wait to return to this magical place!!

1  Thank Annie H
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

I have visited Pilatus a few times. Both with groups of 12-15 of us. If on tour your guide will get you to the cable ride that takes you up. If not you can grab a car to get to that jump off point or you can take a ride across the lake to take the tram and cars to the top of Pilatus.

Most of the time if you have a few days, check to see when the weather may be as clear as possible. That being said, I have fotos of swirling clouds around the trail up there and they are beautiful even when I could not get a completely clear view across the alps.

At the top there are several small trails with railings that wrap around various views!
There is also restroom, small store, and a place to grab a brat, hot drink, or dessert!
bring a jacket even in summer, and on the way down have your camera ready as well as you may see hikers in traditional garb as well as what we always called the "Milka" cows we swear provide the milk for the famous swiss and german chocolate! lol

somewhere on that mountain seems to be a slide you can take in the summer (think like a sled run on a burlap sack) but that is on the list.

Don't leave Lucerne without a chance to see this beautiful Alp and Lake view!

1  Thank brsla2
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Was a great trip. i still think 75 Franc is a little rich to have a look at a view but it was worth it by far. 65 franc then 10 for food up the top, as u would imagine 10 dose not get you much but a hot chocolate and bit of cake with the views is very nice.
not much up there and we stayed for 3 hours just admiring the views really.

1  Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

It was overcast and chilly in Lucerne when we started on the tour. When we got to the top - above the clouds - the sun was shining
brightly. People were sunning while they enjoyed the awesome scenery. The gondola ride was great also.

Thank Carol635
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