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My group of 20 high school students took a boat ride across the lake in Lucerne, with crystal clear water. Then we took the cog railway to the top of Mt. Pilatus, where the temperature dropped from 70ish in town to 40 degrees F!!! The views were incredible, the air was clear and pure, and the shop/restaurant was spectacular. The ride down via the ariel cableway was exciting too. Overall a great experience.

Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I concerned alternative because the morning in Lucerne was cloudy. The gondola was disappearing into the cloud. We decided to go. What a great experience breaking above the clouds to see Mt Pilatus! Beautiful surroundings great adventure for a couple

Thank jeffm645
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Travelling by ship and then up to the peak by a unique cog wheel train sometimes at 45 degree angle and then return by cable car to Kriens and the last leg by bus from Kriens back to Lucerne was a unique experience .
We used all possible modes of transport to reach the top of mount Pilatus and back which was an amazing experience .
the view of the valley and the clouds view was enchanting and heavenly .

Thank 777rishi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was overcast the day we arrived at the summit. But the ride up on the cog wheel train was amazing. The views spectacular, the train climbed slopes of 48 degrees. Well worth the visit despite the crowd cover.

Thank NagromKralc
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We journeyed on the Golden Round Trip that consisted of a relaxing boat ride around and across the lake, a rack railway ride up Mount Pilatus, lunch at the mountain top, and then 2 gondola rides to the base where we caught a city bus back to the town center. The views were magnificent for the entire journey which took around 6 hours. Well worth it!

Thank 298DickZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the top of Mount Pilatus via cog-wheel train. The cable car was closed for maintenance, so we missed that experience, but it didn't decrease our enjoyment at all. We ate authentic Swiss food in the restaraunt on top of the mountain and the food was absolutely delicious. Afterwards, we took a train to Lucerne for the rest of the afternoon. A truly wonderful experience.

Thank Quest825902
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We timed it just right weather wise it was surprisingly warm for the 3rd week of October. We took the gondolas up and cogwheel train (30 minute ride) back down. The views were spectacular and the Alpine long horn trio performance was quite good. The typical gift shop and restaurant at the top had many crafts and wares. Lots of tables to rest or eat. Lots of large groups and families. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

Thank Mhcole17
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A memorable journey, viewing the spectacular sights.
No repetitive sight in the trip.
One of the most exciting and beautiful places you may experience in Switzerland.

Climbing up the mountain, riding the Cogwheel railway, you will experience different types of climate in a few hours.

I recommend you to get the Golden Round Trip, starting from Lucerne lake, taking a ship, then Climbing up the mountain by Cogwheel railway, which goes in about 30-45 degree angle up(STEEPEST COGWHEEL RAILWAY IN THE WORLD) , then enjoy the sights on top of the mountain, and finally take the Aerial Cableway down, to go back to Lucerne.

Thank 666javada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the cog wheel railway up to the top, 72 swiss francs, about £55 and worth every penny, its amazing. Easy 20 minute trip on the train from lucerne, 7 swiss francs, leaves every hour. Spectacular views.

Thank Christine c
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can’t speak too highly of Pilatus, from the spectacular ascent on the cog railway to the fabulous views and walks on the summit. We had a 50% discount via a rail pass, otherwise it would have seemed expensive. The cable car option was unavailable, but the train was a good experience - longer for sure, but there is more time to take everything in. The summit will have spectacular views in all directions on a clear day, and the walks through the rock tunnels are good too. There is a restaurant and snack bar up there - and a hotel too. Decide how long you want to stay as once you arrive you must say what time train you wish to depart on and they give you a ticket for it. We had 2 hours and could have done a little longer.

Thank christanya2016
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