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Kriens: Mount Pilatus Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket to the Peak

Activity provider: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG
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Kriens: Mount Pilatus Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket to the Peak

Activity provider: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG
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From US$ 64.40 per person

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Experience the scenic splendor of Mt. Pilatus on a self-guided trip. Ride the cable car from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg, and then experience the Dragon Ride to the summit.

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  • Treat your eyes to the beauty of the mountains from 2132 meters above sea level
  • Take in panoramic views of the Swiss mountains and Lake Lucerne
  • See the stunning mountains from the panorama gondola and aerial cableway
  • Spot the snowy peaks of the majestic mountains of the Swiss Alps
  • Take memorable photos of the unique and iconic Swiss landscape
Full description

Visit Lucerne's landmark mountain, Mount Pilatus, with a round-trip cable car ticket. Experience breathtaking views of Fräkmüntegg as you travel up to 2132 meters above sea level. Look out over Lake Lucerne and the Swiss mountains before finding a restaurant at Pilatus Kulm. Start your trip at Kriens valley station and enjoy the 30-minute ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg, where you can raise your adrenaline during the visit of the biggest rope park of Central Switzerland. In the winter, try sledding routes and snowshoe trails going from the station Fräkmüntegg down to Krienseregg. At Fräkmüntegg change into the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" and arrive at Pilatus Kulm, 2132 meters above sea level. Enjoy panoramic views of the Swiss mountains and Lake Lucerne. Walk in the Swiss mountains or on the Dragon Path, named after legends of the mythical creature in the area. You can try some Swiss specialties in any of the restaurants in Krienseregg, Fräkmüntegg, or Pilatus Kulm. Even Queen Victoria stayed at the Pilatus mountain and one of the restaurants at Pilatus Kulm is named after her.

  • Panorama gondola between Kriens and Fräkmüntegg
  • Aerail cableway "Dragon Ride" between Fräkmüntegg and Pilatus Kulm
  • Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals and snacks in restaurants
  • Additional activities (rope park, toboggan run, sledding)
  • Parking fee at the valley station Kriens (CHF 5 per day)
  • Other personal expenses

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Meeting point

Begin at the Pilatus Valley Station.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note this is a self-guided tour, there is no guide waiting for you
  • You will go up and down the mountain on the same side
  • Please check the timetable before your visit
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 185 reviews

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This is a magnificent way to see several lakes, towns and cities all at once. We had an incredible experience and highly recommend this adventure to everyone!! There's so much to do and see for all ages. We are making plans for a second visit. Thanks

March 27, 2023

We had a very nice time. Everything was as described. One thing I was confused about was the description said that only paper tickets were accepted. We arrived at the mountain and showed our electronic tickets at the ticket/service office. They in turn handed us 2 paper ticket cards that we used to scan at the various stations throughout the event. Very well organized. Lastly, the boat ride back to Lucerne (25 Euro per person) was very nice but it took over an hour so keep that in mind when planning.

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March 27, 2023

This is a great option if you do not want to be tied to a guided tour. Most guided tours begin around 8a and return to Luzern around 1p. Mt. Pilatus is an all day adventure and you want to take your time to explore the mountain, which is the reason to do the self guided option. Some items to be aware of: first, the walk from Luzern to the gondola in Kriens is about two miles. I believe it’s faster to walk than dealing with the bus at the train station. Two, regardless if you have purchased your ticket online, you will still need to stand in line at the gondola to receive a paper ticket so go early to avoid the lines. Last, the ticket process for the ferry from Alpnachstad back to Luzern is super simple. Just jump onboard and buy your ticket on the ferry. The ferry schedule seemed to be timed very well with the arrival of the cog wheel trains. Overall, this was a great experience and a “must do” if you are visiting Luzern.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 87452