The iconic Pilatus above Lake Lucerne
|Elevation||2,128.5 m (6,983 ft)|
|Prominence||585 m (1,919 ft) |
|Isolation||16.7 km (10.4 mi) |
|Parent peak||Brienzer Rothorn|
|Cantons||Nidwalden and Obwalden|
|Parent range||Emmental Alps|
|First ascent||14th century|
|Easiest route||Pilatus Railway (world's steepest cogwheel railway)|
Pilatus, also often referred to as Mount Pilatus, is a 2,129 metre high mountain overlooking Lucerne in Central Switzerland. It is on the border between the cantons of Lucerne, Nidwalden and Obwalden. The Pilatusbahn brings people close to the summit of the mountain at 2,073 metres and is the steepest cogwheel railway in the world.
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Pilatus seen from the southeast.