Probably Mt Pilatus is one of the most developed peaks in all of Switzerland. Not only are there two ways of getting to the top, there are also two hotels that await guests up there. To top it off, there are well-maintained hiking trails that branch off from the top to the various vantage points.
Legend has it that there was once a dragon that lived here, scaring the inhabitants out of their wits. The beast has been banished and instead, there are families complete with prams that walk peacefully on the various mountain routes. In only 20 minutes, one can do a brief tour around the Oberhaupt or climb the Esel in a quarter of an hour. A half-hour's hike will bring visitors to the Tomlishorn, the furthest peak. Here the views are colossal: not only can one see mountains ranging from the Glarus to the Central Swiss Alps, one can also glimpse the Bernese Oberland peaks and the Diablerets, Schrattenfluh, Napf, Jura and the Black Forest.
How to get there:
Drive or take public transportation from Luzern to Alpnachstad, take the Pilatus Funicular to the summit.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.