Viznau to Mt. Pilatus

May 18th, 2002, 07:51 AM
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Lesley
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Viznau to Mt. Pilatus

We are going to Luzerne in July .One full day we want to spend at Mt. Pilatus. How hard it is it get there from Viznau? Both Kriens and Viznau are so small I can't find them on the map I am using. The hotel I found in Viznau for Sheraton points is on the lake in Viznau. I am not sure I should take it because the address says 30 minutes from Luzerne
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May 18th, 2002, 08:45 AM
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There is a boat that goes around Lake Lucerne. It stops at Vitznau and at the place where you board the cog rail up to Pilatus. Try this website:
www.lakelucerne.ch/indexen.htm
 
May 18th, 2002, 09:16 AM
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Ingo
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Lesley,

you did not tell us the name of your hotel in Vitznau, but I am sure it is a good choice. Vitznau is a nice village east of Lucerne. Kriens is a suburb of Lucerne.

I recommend to do a boat trip from Vitznau to Lucerne. From there you should do the Pilatus round trip:

boat to Alpnachstad
funicular to Mt. Pilatus
cable car and gondola to Kriens
bus back to Lucerne

I did this fantastic trip a couple of years ago and will do it again someday.

For a map go to:
www.viamichelin.com
type in "Vitznau" and a map with Lake Lucerne and Vitznau will appear (spelling!)
 
May 31st, 2002, 06:41 AM
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Hello~

Vitznau is beautiful! We actually just returned a week ago from Weggis which is a small lakeside resort 3 miles down from Vitznau. The views are spectacular and the resort seems very nice. We like Weggis as opposed to Lucerne because it was more quiet and the lake/mountain view hotels more reasonable.

We also did Mt. Pilatus (except we had clouds/no view on that day) but it was still beautiful! We took the boat to Alpanstad (sp???) to Pilatus. Boat runs regular to luzern as well. It was a very relaxing way to travel.

Looking forward to our next trip!!
 
Jun 13th, 2002, 07:18 PM
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Thank you for the info about the boat to Alpnachstad. We are staying at the Arabella in Vitznau. Has anyone been there or know anything about it?
 
Jun 13th, 2002, 10:15 PM
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We just stayed last weekend in Weggis, only 3 miles on the lake road from Vitznau. A couple of observations...

There is heavy road construction in Luzern - avoid the "fast" road thru the city if you can. The cutoff road to Weggis/Vitznau is good and very scenic. Weggis is on the sunny south side of Lake Luzern and the mountain/lake setting is spectacular. Stayed at the Hotel Beau Rivage with a fine lake view of Mt Pilatus. Frienndly staff with a good restaurant and very proper clientelle. These are small towns on a big lake, expect a sea of humanity in July.
 
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