Combine Lucerne’s landmark mountain with a cruise on Lake Lucerne. Both of the experiences are an absolute must of your visit to the Lake Lucerne Region.
You can take the bus number 1 to the direction Kriens/Obernau, right in front of the train station of Lucerne the Golden Round Trip starts. After an eleven-minute bus trip to the station Pilatus Center and a short walk, you will reach the valley station of the panorama cable car in Kriens. Enjoy 15 minutes travel to the middle station Krienseregg. There you can sit and relax on the terrace of Restaurant Krienseregg (own expenses) and enjoy your time while children are playing on the Pilu Land playground.
After another 15 minutes travel by panorama cable car, you will reach the middle station Fräkmüntegg. At Fräkmüntegg you can test your agility by climbing in the rope park (own expenses) or try one of the local specialties in the self-service restaurant (own expenses). At Fräkmüntegg you will also change into the new cableway Dragon Ride and after an exhilarating 5-minute ride you will reach the top of Pilatus Kulm. Thanks to its spacious interior, cockpit-like design and large windows the Dragon Ride gives you the impression of being in a helicopter.
From the top you can enjoy the panoramic views over the lake of Lucerne and the Swiss Alps on the summit and decide yourself if you want to stay inside the panoramic gallery, relax on the terrace, climb one of the peaks (5-10 minutes) or enjoy a local speciality in the restaurant of Hotel Bellevue or Hotel Pilatus Kulm (own expenses). Many hiking possibilities invite you to discover the Dragon Mountain above Lucerne.
The world's steepest cogwheel railway (built in 1889) will bring you from Pilatus Kulm through fascinating rock faces, sparkling mountain streams and lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers down to Alpnachstad. The cozy Chalet Restaurant there serves traditional food (own expenses). In Alpnachstad you just pass under the street and you will be at the cruise landing stage in Alpnachstad. After a breathtaking one-hour boat trip on Lake Lucerne, you will arrive in Lucerne, near the station and your unforgettable half-day-trip will finish.
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