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Flower Path on Mount Pilatus

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  • Blick auf die Bergstation der Zahnradbahn, das Hotel-Restaurant Bellevue und das Hotel-Restaurant Pilatus-Kulm, im Hintergrund der Esel
    Blick auf die Bergstation der Zahnradbahn, das Hotel-Restaurant Bellevue und das Hotel-Restaurant Pilatus-Kulm, im Hintergrund der Esel
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
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Distance 7.4 km
2:30 h
233 m
942 m
2,128 m
1,359 m
The short hike takes us to three summits with the best views üover Lake Lucerne and the surrounding Swiss mountain landscape.

Relax on the world's steepest cogwheel railway up to the Pilatus plateau: the Esel and Oberhaupt peaks can be reached on foot in just a few minutes and offer spectacular views of Lake Lucerne below and over the almost endless ridge of the Pilatus massif. Numerous legends and stories have grown up around Lucerne's local mountain, for example about a dragon living in the mountain. On the Dragon Trail we trace this legend and enjoy the views that open up through the openings carved into the rock. Then we follow the flower path to the Tomlishorn. Along the path there are flower signs that provide information about the local flora – in the entire Pilatus area, alpine plants are protected. The Tomlishorn, the third peak of our hike, is the highest elevation of the Pilatus– with a breathtaking panoramic view. We then descend to the Ämsigen station.


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Profile picture of Hartmut Wimmer Author Hartmut Wimmer 
True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here: https://corporate.outdooractive.com/jobs-bei-outdooractive/

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