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”.