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Mount Pilatus

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Address: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 329 11 11
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Mount Pilatus Tour from Lucerne with Private Guide
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Mt. Pilatus Experience with Gondola Ride
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Mt. Pilatus Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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Golden Triangel

Go in the spring/summer/fall when you can do the Golden Triangle. The cog train is the BEST. Do not be afraid to ride the bus the last part of the trip, that really adds to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kenneth F
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go in the spring/summer/fall when you can do the Golden Triangle. The cog train is the BEST. Do not be afraid to ride the bus the last part of the trip, that really adds to the experience. Wonderful views, great food at the top!

Thank Kenneth F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With just a day to explore, I'm so glad I took an afternoon to visit Mount Pilatus. I started my journey from the train station and went by boat around the lake on the "Golden Tour". After a little over an hour on the boat, I arrived at the cog wheel train station. The views while ascending the mountain will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were hoping to take cog train up but unfortunately it stops running Nov 20th. So we took bus 1 to Pilates stop, walked 20 min up hill & then got in first 4-person gondola & then changed to large 40 person gondola to very top. Most of the walking trails were closed but we were able to walk up... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The views are amazing, and walking through the 'cave' very cool. great Cafe up there too very old world and traditional.

Thank EileenH2
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mount Pilatus is right on the edge of the Alps, so one side has a view of the valley and the other side looks into the mountains. We took the gondola, then cable car to the top, and the cogwheel train down the other side. I'd definitely recommend that for when they are both open. Check their website to see... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a full day visiting Mount Pilatus in November 2016. We purchased tickets for the bus from Luzerne and the cable car ride to the summit from the information stand close to the railway station. The views from the top 7,000 feet up are amazing. A must do trip.

Thank Anthony H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cog ride to top of Pilatus was an amazing ride with beautiful views. Once on top of Pilatus you can hike, have great food or take the tram down the back side to the zip line park. A great day to spend with family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is first class amazing. The staff is great. Views amazing. Clean. Fun. Cant say enough. Loved it!!!

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose to take my girlfriend on the Golden Round trip to Mt. Pilates for her birthday last August. It is hard to describe a place like this fully, but it is absolutely amazing! I would recommend splurging and going for the full round trip that includes the funicular and the boat ride. It makes it into more of a... More 

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Asbury, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our family trip. Outstanding views and experience. We felt like we were on top of the world. Very good food at interchange of regular lift and 360 lift. Be aware that return bus is only at the top of the hour.

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