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Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
From US$59,48*
Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a ride to the top today where the temperature was -12C. Lots of snow and sun shine above the clouds. The ride to the top takes about 30 minutes. There are several places to take photos inside and out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank P6021UYrichardk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our friends booked a day tour....we took a bus from Lucerne then the aerial gondolas up the mountain. Spectacular views! We spend about 90 minutes of free time at the top area and then took the cog railway down.....wow----very steep. Then a leisurely boat cruise...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank winetravelers2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved our visit to Mt. Pilatus. 30-40 minute ride to the top is a bit harrowing at times if you're uncomfortable with heights but well worth it. Spectacular views of the Alps as well as Lucerne & Lake Lucerne. A short drive from town &...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can’t say enough about the beauty of this place. My heart ached at the magesty of this place. There are two walks up to scenic view points at the top! If you can do them , I recommend doing them. There are also hiking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travelingover50
Reviewed 3 days ago

Want to have the feeling of above the clouds? Then you must visit this! Feel like you have reached heaven!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hayawong
Reviewed 4 days ago

The journey upward Mount Plitaus by Rack Railway is a lifetime experience - 85 degree steep rail going all the way to the top of mountain.The mountain top is ok - Not that thrilling as Titlis. On the way back its a great experience using...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Subhadeepkolkata
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mount Pilatus is an outrageous experience. It's a short bus ride from the city centre and a fairly unassuming starting point if you go up by gondola. We went on a cloudy day so half the ride up was unimpressive but we paused for a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SeacoastSally
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I almost did not go there but i did not regret going. It was beautiful and amazing. The gondola was the highlight. We didn't get to ride the cogwheel train because it was close so we just did the cable car and gondola through kriens....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank leyhass
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our tickets through the tourist information. We took the train, then the cogwheel up and down and the boat back to Lucerne. Unfortunately, the cable cars where not running due to maintenance. The cogwheel up the mountain was amazing. The views at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank swiss2006
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes when traveling, you experiance quite a special day. Combining Mount Pilatus, with a boat trip on Lake Luzerne, is one of those. We were given, as most tourist are, a free travel pass, for local trains and busses, when we arrived at our hotel....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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22 October 2018|
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Response from charlottejanemalone | Reviewed this property |
Could easily be true- it will likely be snowing in March and limita the mobility of the cogwheel train because it runs on the ground as opposed to suspended up like the gondolas.
10 September 2018|
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Response from MarkRamboExplores | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. Based on the pieces of advice I received before my trip in September, you shouldn't be booking any mountain trips in advance as the weather may become unpredictable. Booked/purchased activities are often... More
2 August 2018|
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Response from Philliesmama | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. We took the cog wheel train up.