High ropes park and the longest toboggan run on the Fräkmüntegg, rock gallery, ibex observations and short hikes to the Tomlishorn as well as newly renovated Hotel Pilatus-Kulm add further adventure to scenic excursions to Lucerne’s home mountain above lovely Lake Lucerne.
Gondola railway from Kriens (Lucerne) via Krienseregg to Fräkmuntegg, cableway to Pilatus Kulm
Cog wheel railway from Alpnachstad (boat or train from Lucerne) to Pilatus Kulm
View: Lake and town of Lucerne, Rigi, Bürgenstock, Titlis, Stanserhorn; Central and Bernese Alps
Attractions: Secure rock path to Oberhaupt, Esel and Tomlishorn; high ropes park and summer toboganning on the Fräkmüntegg
Culinary aspects: Evening summit-rendezvous in summer (from Alpnachstad), Fondue enjoyment on the Pilatus incl. return journeys in winter
Overnight stays: Hotel Pilatus-Kulm: 27 modern rooms
Groups: Restaurant Queen Victoria 120, Cheminée Saal 70, Dohlenstübli 30, sun terrace 200, Restaurant Bellevue 160 places
Large and small seminar rooms with modern infrastructure
Winter: Cableways travel to Kriens in winter (taking over from the cog wheel train); Fräkmüntegg–Krienseregg toboggan run
Special comments: The world’s steepest cog-wheel railway and trips from Alpnachstad to Pilatus through spectacular walls of rock.
I did the trip up Mount Pilatus years ago from Lucerne...we boarded a ship very early in the morning, the scenery was breathtaking!!! We arrived in Alpnachstad, and rode the cogwheeled train up the mountain. Goats and Cows everywhere, it was so charming and fun. The train let us off, and we hiked a bit further to reach the summit, where the trail was very steep at times... At the end of our time on Mount Pilatus, we rode a gondola car to an area where there was a huge Luge/sledding track, and we flew down at alarming speed!!! It was incredible. We took another gondola to the bottom of the mountain, and explored the village for the rest of the day! I HIGHLY recommend this trip to anyone wanting a good time for little money!