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Welcome to Pilatus “your” mountain

We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with the Pilatus Bahn company.

We all know the Pilatus mountain, after all it is a big part of the local scenery but how many of you have actually gone up it and/or visited one of its many attractions?

Reaching a peak of 2132 metres and named after Pontius Pilatus our mountain has been the backdrop for many legends, from friendly dragons saving coopers to the restless spirit of Pontius Pilatus himself haunting the hills (he has reportedly since found peace). Of course the mountain isn’t just the stuff of legends but also a great place to go to for a day’s trip or even an overnight stay.

What can you do?

In the summer and autumn you can go to Krienseregg for a great family day, with barbecue spots,  easy hiking along the Dragon Moor and a great PILU land outdoor playground.

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Rope park

Central Switzerland’s biggest rope park is to be found at the Fräkmüntegg. With challenges for all levels and ages this park is a fun and challenging outing.

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Climbing

Pilatus also offers fantastic climbing opportunities with routes for all levels. The most famous one is the Galtigentürme with four rock pillars you can climb and enjoy amazing views. More details here.

Paragliding and biking are two other favourite activities to do on “our” mountain.

Golden Round Trip

Of course if you want to do something really special we recommend you do the Golden Round Trip. Starting from Lucerne with a boat trip to Alpnachstad and then the steepest cog wheel train up to Pilatus Kulm, then lunch at the top and a return with the Dragon Ride cablecar to Kriens.

There is so much to do on the Pilatus and it’s about to get even more fun with the tree tent experience opening in June (more of that very soon!).

Season Opening May 21st!

On May 21st the summer season will officially open on the Pilatus mountain and will be celebrated with 350 musicians playing from early morning till afternoon various places on the mountains. All locals (that’s anyone living in the area) will get 50% discount on tickets up the mountain (20% with half tax tickets). So be sure to go and enjoy the musical fun!!

How to get there:

From Kriens:

By car simply get off the highway at Kriens and follow the signs to the Pilatus Bahn, there is lots of parking available.

By public transport: take the bus number 1 bus to Kriens Zentrum Pilatus and its a five minute walk from there.

From Alpnachstad:

By car A8 motorway following signs for Sarnen/Interlaken; take ‘Alpnachstad’ exit.

By public transport: train to Lucerne then on to Alpnachstad station. Alternatively, take the boat from Lucerne (landing stage no. 2) to Alpnachstad (50 – 90 minutes).

charlie.hartmann@livinginluzern.info

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