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The iconic Pilatus above Lake Lucerne
Highest point
Peak Tomlishorn
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
Pilatus is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Country Switzerland
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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