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Late May, Pilatus or ?

Old Apr 14, 19, 2:53 pm
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Late May, Pilatus or ?

Some info, 1 - was once at Pilatus took then train from ZRH and the boat all the way to the cog railway, got on top and couldnt see more then a couple of feet in front of me Fog. Purchased as 1 tkt from train station @ ZRH

2- Ive been to Titilis with great visibility (not looking to go back)

3- so my question is whats the cheapest way to buy a tkt to go up Pilatus, I dont need the boat ride again or the cog railway. So its train to bus to cable cars up & down, do I buy like last time 1 tkt at the train station or 2 1 for the train and the other bus and cablecar? Is there a site to check before going to know what its like up on top, so I dont waste my time and $$ again? Will also walk around Luzern , last time it was straight onto the boat and only walked across the woodern bridge an dback to garb a train, that was before it burnt down.

I will be ZRH based so its a day trip, had to be in ZRH on a Thurs night which was changed to Weds night so from a 3 night stay it became a 4 night stay and with MR stay 4 (award stay) get the 5th free so now I have a 5 night stay with having to find what to do for Thurs and Sun thought Pilatus 1 day and train and bus to Lichtenstein the other (just to say Ive been there

Did Uetilberg a couple of times , once the cable car was down so we had to walk all the way down. Its been awhile since I was there but prefer to do something outside of ZRH, climbing to the top of the tower took alot out of me, but what a view! (didnt take any water with me on the climb, big mistake)
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Old Apr 16, 19, 12:40 pm
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There is a webcam on the Pilatus website showing the weather on the summit:
https://www.pilatus.ch/nc/live/
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Old Apr 16, 19, 12:55 pm
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There is a webcam on the Pilatus website showing the weather on the summit:
https://www.pilatus.ch/nc/live/
Thx! bookmarked it
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Old Apr 16, 19, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by craz View Post
Some info, 1 - was once at Pilatus took then train from ZRH and the boat all the way to the cog railway, got on top and couldnt see more then a couple of feet in front of me Fog. Purchased as 1 tkt from train station @ ZRH

Did Uetilberg a couple of times , once the cable car was down so we had to walk all the way down. Its been awhile since I was there but prefer to do something outside of ZRH, climbing to the top of the tower took alot out of me, but what a view! (didnt take any water with me on the climb, big mistake)
The TRAIN between ZRH HBF and Uetliberg is not s cable car.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 9:45 am
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The TRAIN between ZRH HBF and Uetliberg is not s cable car.
never said or implied it was a cable car, after you hike up the trail and pass the tower if you walk far enough and long enough (forget how long an hour if not more) there was/is a cable car down from the top and you walk to another train station. When we got there it was shut down for maintance and either we walk back the way we came or down and down was quicker
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Old Apr 17, 19, 10:39 am
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Consider Rigi with its beautiful views particularly from the Felsenweg near First.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 10:52 am
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Consider Rigi with its beautiful views particularly from the Felsenweg near First.
Ok but where is it and how do I get to it? I know how to get to Kierns for Pilatus once in Luzern. But no idea the means to Rigi
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Old Apr 17, 19, 11:13 am
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The TRAIN between ZRH HBF and Uetliberg is not s cable car.
The cablecar between Adliswil and Felsenegg is though. And it's technically still the Uetliberg. The train goes to the summit: Uto Kulm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adlisw...negg_cable_car
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Old Apr 17, 19, 11:52 am
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The cablecar between Adliswil and Felsenegg is though. And it's technically still the Uetliberg. The train goes to the summit: Uto Kulm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adlisw...negg_cable_car
Thats it, nice seeing those pics, actually took some of them myself Do you know if Adiswill is served by the S10 as Uetliberg is, I dont recall
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Ok but where is it and how do I get to it? I know how to get to Kierns for Pilatus once in Luzern. But no idea the means to Rigi
Luzern - Boat to Vitznau - Rigi cog railway to Rigi Kulm - Beautiful and mostly downhill walk to Rigi First, near felsenweg, then back to Rigi Kaltbad. Cable Car down to Weggis, back to Luzern by boat.
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Thats it, nice seeing those pics, actually took some of them myself Do you know if Adiswill is served by the S10 as Uetliberg is, I dont recall
Adliswil is served by the S4. They both start in the same place in the Zürich HB. The S4 is known as the Sihltalbahn.
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Old Apr 18, 19, 11:13 am
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Luzern - Boat to Vitznau - Rigi cog railway to Rigi Kulm - Beautiful and mostly downhill walk to Rigi First, near felsenweg, then back to Rigi Kaltbad. Cable Car down to Weggis, back to Luzern by boat.
Thx, does Rigi have the tabago/sled ride like Pilatus?
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No alpine slide thing on Rigi. I haven't done many of those - we did the adventure park / ropes / zipline thing next to the Pilatus slide - slide seemed pretty crowded on the mid summer day we were there.

Rigi is a lot less crowded in general (except at the very top or when the train pulls in). If you like nice mountain walks it is (in my opinion) one of the nicest places in the world to do that. For more touristy/adventure type stuff Pilatus (or possibly Engleberg?) might be better.
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Old May 14, 19, 6:20 pm
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There is a webcam on the Pilatus website showing the weather on the summit:
https://www.pilatus.ch/nc/live/
Well it was a nice idea but when I checked the cam earlier today it showed snow all over like NY in Jan., on top of that rain is in the forecast this week and next , probably ruins The Rigi as well
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weathers not been nice in the greater central europe region this month, and particularly this week.
@Pilatus a few weeks ago, the rain and visibility was really day-to-day. we lucked out on the day we decided to visit. so, you really cant make a call on it 1 week out.

snow was banked just outside hotel pilatus, and observation deck 2, but it was sunny and view was great. at the moment it does look like that snow isnt going to melt very quickly tho...
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