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Pilatus Dragon Ride – soar like a dragon

With the modern aerial cableway «Dragon Ride» up to the Pilatus


The 646-metre cableway ride between Fräkmüntegg and Pilatus Kulm is a unique experience. The cockpit-like cabin structure and floor-to-ceiling glazing give visitors the impression of flying while they enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne and the rocky flanks of the Pilatus massif.

The ultra-modern «Dragon Ride» aerial cableway forms an intriguing contrast to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway between Pilatus Kulm and Alpnachstad.

Technical specifications

9 March 1956
3 December 1983 (after reconstruction) 1 April 2015 (after reconstruction)
Operating season
All year round (except for maintenance)
Altitude difference
646.6 m
Cableway length
1,387.6 m
Travel time
3 min. 39 sec.
Cableway system
Aerial cableway

The Pilatus today

The Pilatus is a popular excursion destination for locals and tourists alike. People value the ease of access to the local recreational area and good public transport connections: this encourages many visitors to take advantage of the various offers available, even at short notice.


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