The mountains of Central Switzerland are famous for record-breaking feats of engineering designed to provide wonderful visitor experiences, including the world's steepest cogwheel railway (Mount Pilatus), Europe's first mountain railway (Mount Rigi), the world's first double-deck open-top aerial cableway (Mount Stanserhorn) and the world's steepest funicular railway (Stoos).
In the mountains
Escape the city and head up to Pilatus Kulm at an altitude of 2'132 m on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. The arrival by boat or by train and cogwheel railway alone is enough to put you in a holiday mood. You will be amazed by the magnificent panoramic views of the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region.
In Stans, climb aboard the vintage funicular railway dating back to 1893. Travel at a leisurely pace through level terrain, fields and woodland to Kälti – just a short distance away. Here is where you change to the ultra-modern CabriO – the world first double-decker aerial cableway with open upper deck.
You can reach the car-free resort at 1,920 metres above sea level by cable car from Stöckalp. A magnificent mountain world and three fantastic mountain lakes await you.
The steepest funicular railway in the world takes you to the village of Stoos. Countless activities await you and your family in summer as well as in winter. The ultimate peak experience is on the Fronalpstock.
The mountain is part of the Emmental Alps and stands on the border of the cantons of Lucerne, Obwalden and Bern. At an altitude of 2,351 metres, it towers above all the other Lucerne peaks and makes a great destination for day trips any time of year.