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Lucerne’s closest panoramic gondola cableway up the Pilatus

The Panorama Gondolas from Kriens


The bus from Lucerne railway station to Kriens takes twelve minutes. The adventure starts in Kriens with the panoramic gondola cableway over the roofs of Kriens and its surrounding natural recreational area.


The panoramic gondola cars also stop at Krienseregg on their way from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg. This is the location of the PILU Land adventure playground, which is sure to keep children amused. After climbing 899 metres and travelling 18 minutes, you arrive at Fräkmüntegg.


The paradise for visitors with a sense of adventure, boasting Central Switzerland’s largest rope park, a toboggan run, footpaths and the thrills and spills of sledging in winter. Anyone wanting even more cableway adventure should hop aboard the state-of-the-art «Dragon Ride» aerial cableway at Fräkmüntegg and glide up to Pilatus Kulm. After a hearty lunch and a walk along various footpaths, take the world’s steepest cogwheel railway from Pilatus Kulm back down to Alpnachstad. The return leg to Lucerne can be by train or boat.

Technical specifications

24 December 1954
10 May 1996 (after reconstruction)
Operating season
All year round (except for maintenance)
Altitude difference
899 m
Cableway length
Section 1: 2,118 m Section 2: 2,774 m
Travel time
18 minutes (minimum)

Location and contact

Schlossweg 1
6010 Kriens
+41 (0)41 329 11 11
Location fully accessible/usable
Wheelchair-accessible WC available
Designated disabled parking bays available