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Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

  • Kriens, Switzerland
Currently, Mount Pilatus is Unavailable.
USD 37
(Starting price per person)
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Fare Type CHF USD No. of PAX Amount (USD)
With Swiss Pass 36.00 34.00 37.00
Full fare 0.00 72.00 79.00
Child between 0-15.99 yrs (With Family Card) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Child under 06 yrs (With Full Fare) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Child 06 - 15 yrs (With Full Fare) 0.00 36.00 40.00
Grand Total 0.00

About Book Mount Pilatus

Located in central Switzerland and steeped in legends is Lucerne’s own mountain – Pilatus.

At 2073 metres above sea level and views over 73 Alpine peaks on a clear day, this is one of the most scenic spots in Switzerland.

There are a few legends surrounding the mountain. One of them says that it is named after the famous ruler Pontius Pilate who is believed to be buried there. Another says that in the Middle Ages, dragons with healing powers lived among the cliffs.

But whether you believe the legends or not, you will definitely agree that a visit to Mount Pilatus will be one of the highlights of your travel to Switzerland. Among the many exciting things that you will experience is the steepest cogwheel train in the world!

Pilatus with Swiss Travel Pass

A Swiss Travel Pass holder can purchase tickets at nearly half the rate. And to top it off, children up under 16 years whose parents hold a Swiss Travel Pass travel Free!

The discounted rates are valid on all the types of Swiss Travel Pass, i.e. 1st or 2nd class for 3, 4, 8, or 15 days continuous or flexi pass.

How to get to Pilatus

Pilatus is located very close to Lucerne can be easily accessed by train, boat or bus. The journey is as exciting as the peak itself.

The most famous route is the Golden Round Trip, which can be done from May to October and allows you to experience an amazingly diverse journey

Bus: From Lucerne to Kriens

Aerial Gondola : From Kriens to Pilatus

Cogwheel train (the steepest in the world): From Pilatus to Alpnachstaad

Boat: From Alpnachstaad to Lucerne

Things to do at Pilatus

Toboggan Run

One of the most sought after activities is the toboggan run in Frakmuntegg. Get your adrenaline pumping as you zip through steep curves on this 1350 meter run which makes it the longest summer toboggan run in Switzerland. Children below 2 years are not allowed.

Opening hours

From mid of April until mid of October, the toboggan run is open daily from 10:00 until 17:30 subject to weather conditions.

Cost per child 6 to 16 years for single ride – CHF 6

Cost per person above 16 years single ride – CHF 8

Starting Point: Fräkmüntegg mountain station

Pilu Land

An amazing fun park on the Krienseregg. A perfect place for your kids to play and romp around. The park offers a dragon castle, a dragon forest and even a dragon moor where kids can discover the flora and fauna of the region. There are lots of shady places for cozy family picnics as well

Dragon World

A newly opened attraction at Pilatus. Great for kids. Welcome to an interactive dragon filled experience through games and special effects.

Dragon Glider

Sit, relax, glide and enjoy the Dragon Glider from Fräkmüntegg to the Drachenalp. Go over trees and forests while enjoying the calm and serene views. This is the first Glider in Switzerland that allows you to also have a fun turn. Don’t be afraid, with a speed of just 12 kilometres per hour and an amazing team of people that will personally check that you are perfectly secured, all you have to do is enjoy!

Adult Cost: CHF 10

Child Cost: CHF 6

Tandem Paragliding

If you would like to include paragliding in your Switzerland itinerary, it is possible in Pilatus. Check the information board at the valley station in Kriens


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