Nature & Mountains

Mount Pilatus

Luftseilbahn Pilatus | © Pilatus-Bahnen AG

The World's Steepest Cogwheel Train

The Pilatusbahn was opened only 18 years later than the Rigibahn and is still the steepest cogwheel railway of its kind in the world with a gradient of 48%. The Pilatusbahn runs from Alpnachstad to the Pilatus with the same cogwheel technology as when it was founded with two horizontally rotating cogwheels. Alternatively, the Pilatus can be climbed from Kriens with a cable car or on foot via a steep and challenging hiking trail with great views. On the way up to the Pilatus there are many attractions such as the rope park, the Pilu Land and the toboggan run on the Krienseregg or the Dragon World and the dragon path on the Pilatus.

From Vitznau, the Pilatus can be reached via Lucerne either via Kriens or via Alpnachstad.

  • Schlossweg 1
    6010 Kriens