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Maker of weather, dragon's lair, home to giants and grave of rulers: Lucerne's very own mountain, Pilatus, is one of the most legendary places in Central Switzerland. And one of the most beautiful. On a clear day the mountain offers a panoramic view of 73 Alpine peaks.

A dragon rock supposedly fell from the sky in the year 1420. The Roman governor Pontius Pilatus might have been buried in Lake Pilatus. Legend has it that a petrified man stands guard in front of a cave. The mountain massif of Pilatus, which towers above the region with its 2,128 meters in height, indubitably captures the imagination.

Even today Pilatus is a source of mystical discoveries and is home to places of natural beauty that are steeped in legend and lore. The mountain can be reached from Lucerne by gondola lift and aerial cable car and from Alpnachstad with the world's steepest rack-railroad. Thus a special roundtrip tour is possible, involving journeys by paddle steamer, rack-railroad, aerial cable car and bus. The trip can be combined with various types of sports or hiking tours.

Winter

Soak up the sun above the clouds on Pilatus-Kulm, at 2,073m above sea level. In winter, there’s plenty of fun to be had on the two tobogganing runs from Fräkmüntegg to Krienseregg. You can rent toboggans at the Fräkmüntegg-Krienseregg middle station. The Christmas season begins on Pilatus-Kulm in mid-November with Europe’s highest Christmas market.

Summer

For those people who like boatrides and mountains, the Golden Roundtrip is a wonderful journey. To Alpnachstad by boat or train, then to Pilatus Kulm on the world's steepest railway. Descent by the cable car and gondolas to Kriens, Lucerne or the whole tour vice versa.

The variety of hiking tracks lets every enthusiastic hiker's heart beat faster. In the region of Pilatus, you will find tracks not only for hikers, but for mountaineers and alpinists as well.

At Krienseregg you find a large children's playground, a recreation area with waymarked hiking trails and picnic areas with tables and benches and open barbecue.

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  • Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne 4 Stars

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  • Palace Luzern, Lucerne 5 Stars

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