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Im Vordergrund die letzten Bergspitzen vom Pilatus, im Hintergrund der Vierwaldstättersee mit Blick auf Luzern

Mount Pilatus - the Gentle Giant in Central Switzerland


The finest views of Lake Lucerne

Towering proudly above Lucerne, Mount Pilatus is typically a gentle giant. During stormy conditions, this rugged peak can easily turn into a grey beast though! We recommend visiting the summit on a sunny day and travelling to the top on a combined excursion by boat and mountain railway. This will allow you to cruise on Lake Lucerne and reach Alpnachstad by modern motor vessel or vintage paddle steamer, before taking the world's steepest rack railway to the summit station Pilatus Kulm. From that stunning vantage point high above Lake Lucerne, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps. For the return from Pilatus Kulm to Lucerne it is also possible to take the aerial cableway down to Kriens and then the trolleybus back to Lucerne, thus completing a fantastic, circular journey. 

We hope that the following travel tips might provide you with a measure of inspiration and assist your excursion planning. 

 

Facts about Mount Pilatus

Elevation: 2128 m

Opening date of the Pilatus Railway: 4 June 1889, electrified in 1936/37

Hiking time on foot from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm: about 5 hours

Action facilities: Rope park for climbers with 10 different courses, family playground at Krienseregg

Current Deals

Blick vom Pilatus auf dem Vierwaldstättersee bei schöner Abendstimmung

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Pilatus Golden Round-Trip Premium Package

Pilatus Golden Round-Trip Premium Package

Including restaurant voucher and 1st class ship ticket

Pilatus Mountain Railway
Pilatus Golden Round-Trip
Motor vessel Saphir from behind during a trip on Lake Lucerne.

Pilatus View

Pilatus View

1h scenic cruises on the panorama-yacht Saphir

Eine Person benutzt die Zipline mit Blick auf den Vierwaldstättersee

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Pilatus Rope Park

Pilatus Rope Park

Adrenalin and Action for the whole Family

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Offers on Lake Lucerne

Culinary cruises
 
Culinary cruises
On Lake Lucerne
 
Round trips
 
Round trips
On Lake Lucerne
 
Boat charter
 
Boat charter
On Lake Lucerne