Seeing Mount Pilatus and the surrounding area is a quintessential Swiss experience. Overlooking Lake Lucerne, Pilatus also offers stunning views of the region’s Alpine mountains and peaks on a clear day, and can be reached by cogwheel railway (the world‘s steepest) from Alpnachstad.
Once you‘re at the top, there’s a lot to do to keep everyone entertained, from restaurants to playgrounds to one of the longest toboggan runs in the country. It’s also a prime spot for hikers, with numerous trails criss-crossing around the region, providing yet more incredible views.
If you’re looking to overnight from way up high, Hotel Pilatus-Kulm – set at 2,132 metres above sea level - is a unique way to do it.