Mount Pilatus

Mountain adventures near the city

Address

Pilatus 6010 Alpnach

GPS

46.9416056, 8.2714395

Address

Pilatus 6010 Alpnach

GPS

46.9416056, 8.2714395

Pilatus, also known as Mount Pilatus, is a mountain massif in Central Switzerland that overlooks Lucerne. The mountain has several separate summits. ‘Tomlish’ is the highest and stands at at 2,128.5 m (6,983 ft).

There are a few different local legends about the name’s roots. According to legend, Pilatus was named after Pontius Pilate, who was buried nearby. This could not be historically verified. In Italy, however, a similar legend is told about Monte Vettore.

Another reason for the mountain’s name is that it resembles the belly of a big man, Pilate, who is lying on his back. The name may also be derived from the Latin word “pileatus,” which means “cloud-topped.”

 

 

The mountain is popular for being near Lucerne and it is a favorite weekend escape. There are ski slopes with ski lifts, a hotel, restaurants, children entertainment grounds, camping and picnic grounds, and several other facilities to make your stay enjoyable.

OPENING HOURS

Monday

08:00 – 15:30

Tuesday

08:00 – 15:30

Wednesday

08:00 – 15:30

Thursday

08:00 – 15:30

Friday

08:00 – 15:30

Saturday

08:00 – 15:30

Sunday

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