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Near Lucerne and easily accessible by public transport, the Pilatus (2073 m a.s.l.) is the ideal adventure mountain for the whole family.

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The world’s steepest cog railway starts its climb at Alpnachstad and tackles a maximum gradient of 48 percent, thereby passing forests, meadows and rock faces. On the north side, a gondola cableway and an aerial cableway connect Kriens to Pilatus Kulm.

With the new aerial cableway Dragon Ride, guests are practically flying up to Pilatus. It takes the cableway a mere 3.5 minutes to reach Pilatus (2073 m a.s.l.) from the intermediate station Fräkmüntegg (1416 m a.s.l.). Thanks to spacious seating, a cockpit-like structure and large windows, the cableway offers a unique view of Lucerne and its lake.

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Altitude: 2073 m a.s.l.
Arrival: Gondola from Kriens (Lucerne) via Krienseregg to Fräkmuntegg, aerial cableway to Pilatus Kulm or cog railway (only during summer) from Alpnachstad (boat or railway from Lucerne) to Pilatus Kulm 
Timetable: Operates year-round (cog railway only during the summer season)
Travel duration to summit: app. 40 mins
Attractions: Rock trail and secure tracks to Oberhaupt, Esel and Tomlishorn; rope park and summer toboggan run Fräkmüntegg 
Food & beverage: Evening summit rendezvous in summer (from Alpnachstad), Restaurant Krienseregg and Restaurant Chalet, Hotel Pilatus-Kulm
Specials: The world’s steepest cog railway from Alpnachstad to Pilatus (48 % gradient), spectacular passage “Eselwand”.
Reduced rate mountain rail ascent with the Swiss Travel Pass/GA travelcard. Buy your tickets on arrival at the station.

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Pilatus-Bahnen AG
Schlossweg 1
6010 Kriens
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)41 329 12 12
Fax +41 (0)41 329 11 12
info@pilatus.ch
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Pilatus-Bahnen AG
Schlossweg 1
6010 Kriens
Phone  +41 (0)41 329 12 12
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