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Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
From US$59.32*
Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
From US$59.32*
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“cable car”(1,004 reviews)
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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

We have made a great discovery for our kids, 3 years and 9 months old! Pilu Land - playgrounds for kids, in German you will find it as Spielplatz PILU Land in Krienseregg. You can both arrive there with the sky cabin and by car....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank happyi79
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow, we were also lucky having a sunny day in March, when visiting Pilatus! We decided to spend more time than planned for, also having good food and something to drink during that wonderful afternoon! A memory for life!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stefankolic
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting Switzerland, you know you’re in for breathtaking scenic views. This place, however, raises the bar for a perfect nature experience. The cogwheel ride is a very smooth one, about 20 minutes to the last station, and it gets better and better...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank amirhosseinn779
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are on a Eurail pass there is a discount on the fare price on the cable car from Kriens. Just show your pass at the ticket office to get the discount. Depending on the season it is generally to get there early to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Niffy_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful scenes to see. I was lucky enough to see this beautiful snow mountain to my eyes. It s really stunning place. I love snow lot. Not cold so much. We can do snow games there too

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank piumaliel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take in the beauty of this gorgeous mountain while in Lucerne either with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ReggieCat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the gondola up to the top which was beautiful seeing the views in all the directions on the way up. We then got to the top and spent time just taking in the breathtaking views. There are several stops along the way that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DaisyDot24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible views - really nice gondolas and trip up - you won’t believe how beautifully is - just incredible- climb to the top of the mountain - it’s worth the steps - we had coffee and dessert at the top of the world.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ChrisKCLT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let’s be honest - it’s expensive - having said that - it is a must see - the view when you reach the top is breathtaking. Very close to the city and easy to get there using public transportation.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 288sandrom
Reviewed 16 February 2019

How would you like to ride........ Well, not really in a balloon, but it certainly was way up there! We had taken the suggestion of our host and had booked our day's adventure on the 'Gold Option" of Pilatus Luzern. You can do this tour...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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20 March 2019|
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Response from DanieFSouthAfrica | Reviewed this property |
We started from the train station in the centre of town. There was plenty of parking where the gondola starts.
14 March 2019|
Response from Si7feng | Reviewed this property |
I went to Mt Pilatus by bus 1, you should have free travel pass from the hotel