World’s Steepest Cogwheel Railway:
People discarded engineer Eduard Locher, when he expressed his idea of building a railway up to Mount Pilatus in the 19th century. His dream got realized when in 1889, the 4618-meter stretch of railway from Alpnachstad to Pilatus was opened. Having 48% gradient, Mountain Railways at Pilatus is still the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. It was built using two horizontally revolving cogwheels. In 1889, it was presented at the World Exhibition in Paris.
Aerial Panorama Gondola:
It takes only 30 minutes for the Aerial Panorama Gondola to glide up the first section from Kriens/ Lucerne to Fräkmüntegg at the foot of the mighty Mount Pilatus. You can get an insight in the technology behind the functioning of the interesting Mountain Railways at Pilatus called Aerial Panorama Gondola by visiting the permanent public exhibition at Fräkmüntegg.
Another great Mountain Railways at Pilatus is the Aerial Cableway. It takes around 5 minutes to reach from the station at Fräkmüntegg to Pilatus Kulm at a height of 2132 meters. Watch out for breathtaking views of the Alps and Central Switzerland’s Lakeland landscape while traveling in the Aerial Cableway. Get to know more about Mountain Railways at Pilatus during Mount Pilatus Tours.