Pilatus, also often referred to as Mount Pilatus, is a mountain massif overlooking Lucerne in Central Switzerland. It is composed of several peaks, of which the highest is named Tomlishorn.
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Mount Pilatus is a mountain in the Alps near Lucerne in central Switzerland. The Pilatus massif dominates the whole region from its 7200 feet (2128 meters) of altitude. Even today, Mount Pilatus offers to visitors many mystical discoveries and fabulous nature spots. The vegetation is constantly changing: the lake reeds give way to lush green meadows, fragrant forests and an arid mountain landscape with impressive rock formations. The Pilatus can be reached from Lucerne by cable car or from Alpnachstad by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. A special tour by steamboat, cogwheel train and bus can be combined with various sports and hiking tours. Mount Pilatus is the place to be for mountain leisure sports, sledding in winter or hiking and zip-lining in summer, it’s up to you! An icy path will lead you to the top of the site, where you will witness the magnificence of the view. With a multitude of shades of color between blue and green in summer, blue and white in winter. From the top of the Pilatus there is a splendid and spectacular view over the beautiful Lake Lucerne to the Black Forest, the Vosges and the Jura and on the other side of the Alps. This spectacular excursion is an epic in the high Swiss summits. You may have the opportunity to see one of the Pilatus legends, a dragon symbolized by a fossilized stone with the imprint of a claw. Another legend says that the body and soul of Pontius Pilate, the governor of Judea, rested in a lake at the top. For this reason, the mountain was cursed for several centuries and inherited the name of Pilatus. You will have the opportunity to hear all kinds of myths and legends during your excursion of Mount Pilatus. It's up to you if you believe in it or not, but we cannot deny that it contributes to the charm of the place, but in any case, this destination is worth the hype!
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