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    Mount Pilatus in Switzerland

    A place which is picture-perfect and stands out from everything you can imagine is none other than Switzerland. This spectacular destination has a lot to offer to its visitors. From jagged mountains to serene lakes, authentic cheese to dark flavoured chocolates and so much more. One of the amazing places to visit and explore in Switzerland is Mount Pilatus. This mountain is considered to be the greatest hiking spot with wonderful views. Keep scrolling to know more -

    About Mount Pilatus in Switzerland

    Mount Pilatus is a great mountain range that has various wonderful peaks to explore. It is located in Lucerne, Switzerland and is visited by many tourists each year. The most famous peak of all is Tomlishorn because it is the highest of all. This place promises you the mesmerising sights of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Not only sightseeing but once you reach the top there are plenty of fun activities to participate in. Restaurants and bars are also scattered around where you can calm your hunger for delicious Swiss delicacies. This legendary place is worth visiting.

    Basic Information

    Contact

    • Email: info@pilatus.ch
    • Telephone no.: +41 (0)41 329 11 11

    How to Reach Mount Pilatus

    The journey to this precious mountain is as fantastic as the peak. Mount Pilatus is located close to Lucerne and can be easily reached by cableway, train or by hiking. The Golden Round Trip is the most famous route to reach the top of Mount Pilatus but it can be only used from May to October. 

    • Cableway: Firstly you will have to drive from Lucerne to the small town of Kriens and from there you will have to buy tickets for a cableway and a gondola to reach the top of Mount Pilatus.
      • Cost: 78 CHF (adults) and 40 CHF (Children under 16)
    • By Cogwheel Rail / Train: Take a train from Lucerne station to Alpnachstad station and then take the cogwheel rail to reach the top of Mount Pilatus. 
      • Cost: 72 CHF (adults) and 36 CHF (Children under 16)
    • Hiking: This is not the best but a favourable option to reach the top of Mount Pilatus. If you know trekking and trek regularly then you can try this option as well. It will completely be an extraordinary experience.
      • Distance: 26 km

    Opening Hours

    • Monday - Friday: From 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    • Weekends & Holidays: From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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    Things to do at Mount Pilatus

    Mount Pilatus will not disappoint you as it offers plenty of fun activities to participate in. 

    1. Hiking: The amazing Mount Pilatus has several peaks offering many viewpoints. You can trek to any of those to witness the best panoramic views of Switzerland. The hikes are short but straight and may prove tiring and a little difficult. Tomlinson is the highest peak of all, hence it will offer the best views ever. The hike to this wonderful peak will take up to 40-50 minutes but the end result will be satisfying. 
    2. Paragliding: A great experience one can have is participating in paragliding. 
    3. Eat Swiss Delicacies: Swiss delicacies are known all over the world and no one can miss them while you are in Switzerland. Eat delicious fondue, chocolates, rosti, and so much more accompanied by compelling views. This top tourist destination has a lot of cafes and restaurants to visit and explore. 
    4. Dragon Challenge: Participate in a treasure hunt activity. You will be given a map that contains information about the locations with hints and also some interesting legends and myths. 
    5. Pilatus Rope Park: If you want some special thrill then visit the Pilatus Rope Park and participate in various rope activities. The park is divided into different parts for kids as well as adults. 

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    Travel Tips for Mount Pilatus

    • Try to visit Mount Pilatus as early as possible to avoid crowds and enjoy a lot of time here. 
    • Do not wear slippers, boots, etc on your trip to Mount Pilatus. Wear walking shoes or trekking shoes as you may need to hike and trek at a few points.
    • Book tickets online especially during peak season
    • Wear a light jacket or sweater if you are visiting Mount Pilatus in the summer season.
    • Do not litter this beautiful destination

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    Frequently asked questions

    Why is Mount Pilatus famous?
    Mount Pilatus is known for the world's steepest cogwheel railway, wonderful views and a plethora of activities to participate in.
    Is Mount Pilatus worth visiting?
    Yes, Mount Pilatus is worth all your expenses and tiredness as it provides you with magical and satisfying views of the Alps, many restaurants and cafes and many other fun activities to participate in as well.
    How much time is sufficient to explore Mount Pilatus?
    Around 5 to 6 hours is sufficient to explore Mount Pilatus.
    Can I buy online tickets?
    Yes, you can buy online tickets from their official website.
    Can I bring my own bike to Mount Pilatus?
    No, you cannot bring your bike to Mount Pilatus
    Are there cafes and restaurants on Mount Pilatus?
    Yes, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants on Mount Pilatus.
    Where is Mount Pilatus?
    Mount Pilatus is located near Lucerne in Switzerland.
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