Lucerne, Switzerland
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Overview

Ascend Mt Pilatus in an alpine gondola during this 35-minute trip from Lucerne. Board at the valley station in Kriens, marvel at the panoramic views over the pre-alpine landscape to Fräkmüntegg. Transfer to the 'Dragon Ride' aerial cableway for another 5-minute ride, ending up at 7000 feet (2132 meters) above sea level for epic views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps. Descend via the world's steepest cogwheel railway, passing lush meadows, mountain streams and sheer rock faces on the way to your destination at Alpnachstad.
  • Ascend to the top of Mt Pilatus via gondola and aerial cableway
  • Spectacular views of alpine scenery, the Alps and Lake Lucerne
  • Participate in outdoor activities in Fräkmüntegg
  • Ride the 'Dragon Ride' to the very top, where you can hike the peaks or relax on the terrace
  • Ride down on the world's steepest cogway railroad, terminating at Aplnachstad
Make your way to the valley station in Kriens, where you will board the gondola for the 30-minute ride over the pre-alpine landscape up to Fräkmüntegg. Parties with small children can disembark halfway up, at Krienseregg, where the Pilu Land playground is located.
Upon arrival at Fräkmüntegg, spend some time participating in the many outdoor activities offered, such as agility climbing in the ropes park or a ride on Switzerland's longest summer toboggan. 
Continue up the mountain with a ride on the aerial cableway 'Dragon Ride'. Relax in the spacious cockpit and take photos out the large windows that make you feel like you're in a helicopter. The 5-minute ride takes you to the top, with views of the Alps and Lake Lucerne. Choose to remain inside the panoramic gallery, make the short climb up one of the peaks (5-10 minutes), relax on the terrace or eat a meal at the onsite restaurants (own expense).
Descend via the world's steepest cogway railroad. Aboard this train dating from 1889, pass lush alpine scenery on the way to your destination at Alpnachstad.
Check 'Additional Info' to see the annual departure timetable for both stations.

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s
, Oct 2018

Thanks to viator I travelled for 6 hours by car to the destination for a mount pilatus experience to be told it's closed, went to the cable car station to be directed to the cogwheel train which is another 20 minute drive to be told we can't go with 3 children under 10Really disappointed that it ruined the day, had to book for another cable car experience directly with titlis instead.

L
, Aug 2018

This is an absolute MUST. Start to finish it was one of the best trips in my 2 week holiday in switzerland

n
, Jul 2018

loveley day !

M
, Jul 2018

The sights during the gondola and cable car ride up the mountain was amazing. It was a bit unfortunate that the weather had a lot of fog while we were up the mountain, but during moments when it would clear up, the view was breath taking. The rail car going down was a nice experience.

S
, Jun 2018

Great trip!

K
, Mar 2018

We were very lucky with the weather for this time of the year and the day turned out perfect. Great ride, great views, great memories.

L
, Mar 2018

The information on the website needs to be updated. The directions and phone number were incorrect.

R
, Mar 2018

Loved it... a must-see place.
One important hint:
If you park car at the entrance, please don't forget to get the token at that time or upon return their office is closed. There is a machine for the token but it only accepts small currency bills and there is nothing around there to get the change. I had to wait for sometime until a gentlewoman helped me in getting the change.
Went up using chair lift and returned by gondola ride. Enjoyed going to the main area, where car was parked, by using public train and then bus. Had to walk for 30 minutes after getting down from bus. It was so pleasant walking through the streets of Lucerne.

J
, Mar 2018

Great mountain top to check out if your in Lucerne. We got lucky with the weather so it was great overall. Highly recommend.

N
, Jan 2018

Outstanding


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