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Pilatus Railway - Things to Know Before Visiting

Brünigstrasse 2, 6053 Alpnach, Switzerland

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About Pilatus Railway

The Pilatus Railway is a mountain railway in Switzerland and is the steepest rack railway in the world, with a maximum gradient of 48% and an average gradient of 35%. The line runs from Alpnachstad, on Lake Lucerne, to a terminus near the Esel summit of Pilatus at an elevation of 2,073 m, which makes it the highest railway in the canton of Obwalden and the second highest in Central Switzerland after the Furka line.


Attractions Near Pilatus Railway

Alpnachersee
Alpnachersee2.55km from Pilatus Railway

The Alpnachersee is not an independent lake, but a branch of the Vierwaldstättersee. It lies in the two cantons of Nidwalden and Obwalden and is around 4.8 km long and 1.4 km wide. The southern flank of the Pilatus massif borders the northern bank. In particular, the Lopper slides like a bolt between the Alpnachersee and the Horwerbucht of the Vierwaldstättersee. The south-east bank mostly rises steeply to the Mueterschwanderberg or to the Rotzberg with the Rotzberg castle ruins.

Pilatus Kulm
Pilatus Kulm3.11km from Pilatus Railway

A massive mountain that overlooks theLucerene with several highest peaks and valleys. The mountain has fortified radar and weather stations on the Oberhaupt summit, not open to the public view, and used all year round. It is also one of the famous trekking destinations in this area and also one of the beautiful tourist destinations

Mount Pilatus
Mount Pilatus3.16km from Pilatus Railway

Consists of several peaks, of which the tallest stands 2,128 meters above sea level. The top can be reached through railways and cable cars.

Lopper
Lopper3.54km from Pilatus Railway

The Lopper, a mountain in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden, is a southeastern branch of the Pilatus. The Lopper forms a narrow peninsula to the Vierwaldstätter and Alpnachersee. Its ridge reaches a height of 961 m in the Haslihorn. Its flanks are unstable and drop steeply on both sides up to 500 meters to the lakes. It was one of the beautiful destinations in this area and also a good trekking destination too.

Klimsenhorn
Klimsenhorn3.71km from Pilatus Railway

The Klimenshorn is a beautiful summit from the Pilatus. The view of Lake Lucerne is beautiful from up here. One of the most visited attractions in this area and It gives a nice view of the area.

Wichelsee
Wichelsee3.86km from Pilatus Railway

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Obwalden and a large number of bird species have nested around the Wichelsee, which is under nature protection. It is also a popular recreational area. Are you looking for nature and silence, then you've come to the right place.

Where is Pilatus Railway

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Geographical center of Switzerland.

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