I've been to Europe four times in the past 15 years, hit 85% of the countries, and the Mount Pilatus is still my favorite euro destination.
If you ever frequent Switzerland, take a couple days in Lucerne and spend a full day on the Pilatus Kulm tour.
First on the roundabout tour, a boat brings you from the city of Lucerne over glacial waters to Mount Pilatus. From the base you take inclined railroad cars to the summit.
It is from the summit that I've witnessed the most astonishing views on earth. Located here are couple hotels and a restaurant to make your stay more wonderful (make reservations way in advance/not the best hotels but the greatest hotel views).
From the summit you can take the semi-safe trails to the mountain's precipice and really get a feel of the Alps (don't look down!). What a great place to propose to your significant other. Everyone I know does the Millenium Park Chicago proposal. Blah! At a restaurant? how original!!!
On the way down you take a large 10 person gonola to station one-the operator, with his view, has by far the best job on earth. From here you take individual 1-4 person gondolas to the base. (Get in the large gondola early so your not stuck in the middle with a bad view). From the base you take the boat back. From the pier buy a loaf of bread and feed the swans and ducks. Don't let the swans eat out of your hand they nip! Oh, theres a couple ugly ducking black swans there that no one feeds...feed those!
-bring a jacket and a camera.
-wear comfortable shoes
-check the forecast to avoid the overcast views
-go early in the morning so you can maximize your stay.
-For djs, bring your IPOD. Uplifting trance music is the perfect accompanyment to this excursion, I can't explain it just do it.
-all around great package deal with some of the world's most spectacular views.
-a great place to frequent alone, with your significant other, family, friends
a bit "touristy" for those of you who love seclusion
5/5 stars. (I never gave a rating this high except for parts in Alaska).
-Mark Stephen Pasignajen