- Ride the world’s steepest cogwheel railway
- Unparalleled views of the Swiss Alps
It was a great experience made even better by the amazing weather. However, we can easily imagine that even with a less nice weather this multi-transport journey to the top of the mountain and back, would be fun and beautiful. The scenery is breath-taking and calming at the same time. It feels like a place you want to come back to.
Soak up magnificent views from the summit of Mt. Pilatus with this fabulous day-trip from Lucerne. You’ll take an aerial cable car from Kriens, in a gondola that offers panoramic views of the snowcapped Emmental Alps, as you ascend to Fräkmüntegg. Legend has it that dragons possessed of healing powers once lived on the mountain during the Middle Ages. At Fräkmüntegg you’ll board the Dragon RIde cable car taking you to the very summit in just a few minutes, an altitude of 2,132m with sensational vista over Lake Lucerne and the Alpine scenery.
At the summit of Mt. Pilatus, you can do some easy Alpine hiking for a while, relax on the terrace, or purchase your lunch at the top of the world. But how to get down? Don’t worry, you’re not walking. You’ll be taking the cogwheel railway, which is the steepest in the world (gulp). Arriving back in Alpnachstad, there will be one final treat - an hour-long boat cruise back to Lucerne, on the ‘lake of the four cantons’. This Switzerland gift experience is an unforgettable, unmissable day out.