Mt. Pilatus is not just another famous Swiss mountain – it’s also home to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, and yes, it’s as spectacular as it sounds. While it’s not as popular as Mt. Titlis, Matterhorn or Jungfrau, it’s still well worth putting on your itinerary, especially if you’re planning on staying around Luzerne for a while. It makes for a perfect day trip from there, but if you’re willing to spend a bit more (and by “a bit” we actually mean “a lot”, because, well, it’s Switzerland), you can also stop in one of the two hotels on the top and go for some hiking excursions. Trust us, the views are well worth it!

How to get there?

You can easily get there from Luzerne, taking a train to Alpnachstad (takes about 30 min) and then up with a cogwheel train (30-40 min).

The cogwheel train runs from May to November.

The costs:

A round trip to the top (from Alpnachstad) costs 72 CHF / adults or 36 CHF / children. Other, detailed prices can be checked on Pilatus’ official website.


The journey – from Luzern to the top of Pilatus and back:

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…and that’s exactly why we’re so in love with Switzerland. There are beautiful places to be found all over the world, but in here it seems like there’s something stunning on every corner. You’ll be seeing much more of it here!

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