The excursion to Mt. Pilatus is just an exceptional experience – all year round. counting on the season, however, there are various options to visit the height from Lucerne. The car and gondola from and to Kriens operate all year round, whereas the boat cruise to Alpnachstad only operates during the summer months only (May-October). The cogwheel train to the height runs until mid-November.
There are the subsequent roundtrip options:
– Blue trip (by local bus): All year round
Connection from Lucerne to Kriens and back by local bus. Journey to Pilatus-Kulm by car and gondola.
– Golden Round Trip: Mid May – October
A relaxing cruise over the stunning Lake Lucerne takes you to Alpnachstad, from where the world’s steepest cogwheel railway ascends to Pilatus Kulm (2,132m). Descend on the opposite side by car and gondola to Kriens and return to Lucerne by local bus.
– Silver Round Trip: Mid May – Mid November
Rail transfer from Lucerne to Alpnachstad and from there cogwheel railways to the height . car down the opposite side to Kriens and return to Lucerne by local bus.
The summit holds many activities for all – child-friendly play areas, relaxing walks, challenging activities and restaurants. During the winter months, skiing, winter walking and sledging are available from the height .
Footplate Ride: Sit right up front when the world‘s steepest cogwheel railway winds its high the Pilatus through the impressive mountain scenery. within the cab, the railcar driver will tell you tons of interesting facts about the history of the cogwheel railway and therefore the Pilatus area. A special experience – not just for railway enthusiasts! The offer includes:
• Ascent and descent from Alpnachstad • A ride within the driver‘s cab • Personal assistance and «instruction» by the railcar driver • Award with a private certificate • Anniversary book «Pilatus Railway Experience» • Pilatus cap