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“Highlight of Luzern”
Review of Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Take the gonodola to the top then take the cogwheel down and boat back to city. The view is spectacular from the top, 7000 feet up.
There is a restaurant and gift shop and a couple hotels.

Thank CrazyCruzer
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Spent 5+ hours taking the boat to Alpnachstadt (the lake is stunningly beautiful on a fine summer day), the cogwheel train up the mountain (quite an experience), having lunch (good for a cafeteria but typically expensive), walking about on the various short trails (the best is quite level), and taking the gondola and cable car down the other side to catch the bus back to Lucerne. All together a great day.

2  Thank Stefan C
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We took the cog railway (steepest in the world @ 48 degrees) up to the top for a walk around the trail that circles the peak, but the clouds rolled in and the view got limited. The cog trains were disappointing as I had expected an engine pushing the carriages, but it really didn't look any different from any of the other funiculars we had been on. In addition, we only paid 1/2 price due to our Swiss Travel Pass (highly recommend) but even that was 36 CHF each.

Thank Valleyguy2008
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Take the train up to top admiring an Perfect Swiss landscape on the side of the mountain.
Spend time at the top admiring the amazing scenery, the Alpine horn player, the climb to the summit, and the dragon tunnel caves. Learn the legend of "Dragon Mountain."
Then take the cable car down for a thrilling view as you descend. On the lower cars you can hear the cowbells from the Brown Swiss cowas grazing the mountain meadows.

Thank mikea1949
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The cog railway is a whole different experience. The carriage is open sided and each one quite small as it makes its way slowly up the mountain Lake Lucerne looks smaller and smaller. The views going up are breath taking. At the top there is a hotel and places too buy food. The views from the top are amazing. We came down in a cable car part way and then changed into a. gondola. It was fun and well worth the trip.

1  Thank Dariel F
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