Best mountain tour from Lucerne by train

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Mitchie Van
Mitchie Van
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Nov 16, 2018 - 5:20 AM

Hello!

My friend and I will be traveling from Venice to Lucerne on November 27, 2018 in the morning. Since we will obviously arrive in Lucerne noon time, we will just explore the city using the remaining time of the day. On the 28th, we would like to visit the mountainside (hopefully with lots of snow) near Lucerne which should be accessible by train. Please give us recommendations on which mountain tour should we avail considering our very limited stay in Lucerne. We are not sports enthusiasts, so we are not interested in skiing activities. We just want to see one of the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland before we head to Colmar the following day, one which is a little bit near or the travel should not be time-consuming. Would greatly appreciate any suggestion. Thank you!

Lucas
Lucas
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Nov 16, 2018 - 7:45 AM in reply to Mitchie Van

Hi Mitchie Van and welcome to MySwissAlps!

To ensure you get to experience some snow at the mountain top, I would visit Titlis: www.myswissalps.com/ti tlis - click on the route tab for details on how to get there.

You can use the Swiss railways timetable here to plan the trip out and see how long it will take you: www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Tickets can be bought online (link above) or bought when you are there at Lucerne train station. As it sounds like only a 2 day trip here, a rail pass (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses) won't be of any benefit for you (especially if Titlis is your only trip outside of Luzern).

Mitchie Van
Mitchie Van
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Nov 16, 2018 - 12:45 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you very much Lucas for the prompt and very informative reply! Mt. Titlis looks breath-taking and we are so excited to go there!

1960man
1960man
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Nov 17, 2018 - 12:52 AM

Engelberg is the standard 'snowy mountain' resort destination from Luzern, as it is not very far and has a regular train service - simple

Mitchie Van
Mitchie Van
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Nov 17, 2018 - 2:03 PM in reply to 1960man

Thank you fo this information! So there is also an equally beautiful mountain in Engelberg! We will consider this as it is nearer from Lucerne than Mt. Titlis. Excited to be there 😊 Again, thank you.

1960man
1960man
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Nov 18, 2018 - 1:25 AM

No, you misunderstand.

The Titlis is the mountain peak above Engelberg. To get to the Titlis, you take a cableway from Engelberg

Mitchie Van
Mitchie Van
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Nov 18, 2018 - 2:26 AM in reply to 1960man

Oh okay. So Mt. Titlis it is! Thank you for the clarification. At any rate, any snowy mountain would be great for me since I live in a tropical country without any snowfall at all. 😊

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