Mt Pilatus (Kulm)
Luzern 'Golden Round Trip'
August in Switzerland and tourists fresh off tour buses or the ferry from Lucerne on stage 2 of their Golden Round Trip queue restively, elbows at the ready for the opening of the gates to the next Pilatus cogwheel carriage.
The world's steepest railway (48%) hard at work dragging another load up Pilatus Kulm.
Hotel, cable car and cogwheel station, restaurants, shops and more at just about the top of Mount Pilatus.
The view from Pilatus peak, opposite side to the cog railway.
This view encompasses Luzern on the left, Burgenstock on the right, Lake Lucerne (Vierwald-Stattersee) in the middle and Mount Rigi straight ahead. See the Pilatus-Lucerne Map.
The cable car runs to/from the Frakmuntegg activity park (Seilpark) on the south side of Pilatus; the cogwheel train runs up/down the north side.
Paragliding is a popular though tricky way to descend from Pilatus.
One of many hiking trails leading off from Mt Pilatus, Central Switzerland's highest point.
One section of the excellent and popular Pilatus rope park in Frakmuntegg, 5 minutes by cable-car from Pilatus peak, 30 minutes up from Kriens by gondola or about an hour's walk if you're fit.
Frakmuntegg, Pilatus Rope Park, a Flying Fox otherwise known as a Zip-line.
Make sure you leave a full 3 hours for Pilatus rope park activities at Frakmuntegg, including the toboggan run. Many tourists do Pilatus hiking on one day and return via a Kriens gondola for half a day, returning to Kriens on foot across Alpine meadows, moorland and streams, taking about an hour.
Official site: Luzern tourism