You’re at the very front of the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. The cab ride up the Pilatus is an impressive experience.
You and the engine driver climb aboard at the very front in Alpnachstad. Time for the off. During the ride, the driver tells you exciting details about the history of the cogwheel railway. Tackling a gradient of up to 48 per cent, the trip takes around 30 minutes. The route appears even steeper from the cab, and the unobstructed views are amazing. You pass striking rock formations and blooming Alpine meadows as you make the steep ascent towards Pilatus Kulm at 2,132 metres above sea level.
Cab rides can be booked from the start of the cogwheel railway season in spring until around mid November (weather permitting). A reservation is required (at least one day in advance). The ride in the driver’s cab is available only for the ascent. Only one cab ride per departure time is possible.
Languages: German or English.
For bookings: tel. +41 41 329 11 11.