Standing 2,119m high, Pilatus is the city of Lucerne's home mountain.
What will I see?
Float through the air in the cable car that feels like a helicopter cockpit - or ride along vertical rockfaces with a 48% gradient in the historic cog railway, the steepest in the world... Pilatus is a mountain of contrasts.
Once a legendary mountain associated with dragons, today the Pilatus is a popular excursion point, viewing platform and place of adventure at the door to Lucerne. And here the world’s steepest cog wheel railway runs from Alpnachstad through the woods, fields and walls of rock on a maximum 48 percent climb. Gondola rail and a cableway on the north side unite Kriens with Pilatus Kulm.
1 or 2 different lenses are usually enough during a shoot as there are many variations with angles, light, exposure time and of course the different locations and subjects. The list below gives you some ideas so that you can set your personal preferences
General Lenses: 24-70, 24-105 for a wide range of photo types and panoramas
Wide angle Lenses: 11-24, 16-35 for great wide angle shots
Telephoto Lenses: 28-300, 100-400 for details in subjects
Special Lenses: If you own a Macro lense or a Tilt-Shift lens - there will be plenty of opportunities to use them
Tripod: For morning, evening and long exposure shots during daylight. A tripod will greatly enhance your photographic experience
Filters: Polarizer, ND-Filters in different grades 3, 6, or 10 stops or variable ones for perfect long exposure shots
Accessoires: Spare batteries and memory cards. Camera and Lens cleaning set. Raincover for your gear
Temperature can vary greatly during the day. So we recommend you dress in layers and don't forget a rain jacket and an umbrella
Sun protection is essential. A hut and sun creme is recommended