Mount Pilatus, Switzerland

 
In the heart of Switzerland, Lucerne’s “Dragon Mountain” – steeped in dragon legend and with spectacular views of the Alps and central plains - attracts thousands of international visitors every year. The unique Alpine panorama with 73 peaks and 6 lakes, circular hiking trails and easy-to-reach vantage points make a Mount Pilatus excursion the ultimate Alpine experience. And you can even stay the night at the Bellevue or Pilatus Kulm Hotel. The summit is reached from Alpnachstad, the bottom station of the Pilatus Railway – with a 48% gradient, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway – or from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg by aerial gondola and then up to the Pilatus summit by aerial cableway. The trip can also be combined with a Lake Lucerne cruise to make the “Golden Round Trip”. 
     
   
     
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