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Review of Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus
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$60.87*
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Mt. Pilatus Experience with Gondola Ride
Ranked #1 of 93 things to do in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I visited this with a friend upon recommendation from a local. We arrived at the main train station in Lucerne and went to the information center and the nice people there told us how to get there. We took a 30 min train to Alpanchstad which is where you then buy a ticket for the cog train up the mountain. We got to the top of the mountain and the views were spectacular!!! The restaurant was good too (self-serve). There is also a hotel and gift shop there. I would pray for a good day when visiting though so you can see everything. This is a can't miss and easily accessible from Lucerne.

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

The ride up took about 35 minutes and once we were up there is was amazing! We had a clear day which equaled AMAZING views!

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

It was great, awesomely wonderful! The cable rides was exciting... It was my first ever cable ride over the snow capped alps! Although, we were there in March, we were still able to enjoy the breath taking views of the lake and other mountains because the clouds cleared up just before we were riding down! There were 3 cable rides, so make sure you take them all. My best friend and I did not know about this, it was by curiosity that we discovered we were just at the first platform! There is a restaurant at the top of the mountain and souvenir shops. There is a tunnel on the side of the mountain which you can explore but just be careful, it gets windy and very cold out there. Upon entering the tunnel, it will seem like it was dark, but keep on going there will be some light coming from the stony openings like big windows of the side of the tunnel. Make sure to come back to the main building before 4:30 pm! They close up and I don't think they check if people are still outside, because they did not when we were there... We were back in the building just before the last cable ride!

2  Thank jgomichalek
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We chair lifted and observed the hikers and forest deer and households. The lift was lovely with lots to view and some thrills. At the top apparently you can see the alps, this is pre alps, however when we were there it was snowed in but still gorgeous. We all enjoyed it both the top and the chair lift ride.

We live in a hot climate so snow is a treat and our child thoroughly enjoyed walking outside making a small snowman and throwing snowballs at us:-)

The children's park half way up looked great although we didn't stop there.

Thank Sonjabs
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Mount Pilatus is a great place to go to. There are several routes for hikers to reach the top but also two different means of transport to be brought up there. Therefore it is very crowded at the station and the different peaks of this mountain region. Still it is worth while to hike up there.

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