Alpine Panorama trail

Overview

Take the vintage Funicular, which is more than 108 years old, called the “Little Blue Train,” in a short and enjoyable ride to the multifaceted adventure mountain, a leisure paradise and recreational area for Locals. Enjoy superb views of the Lake, the city of Lucerne and its outlying districts from the panorama trail. Get a glimpse of local alpine farm life-style. Then walk through alpine forest on a pleasant, relaxed and easily accessible walk to the viewing platform where you have picture postcard views of the old town Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Don’t miss the best Local alpine experience near Lucerne!  Enjoy a recreational paradise in the immediate vicinity, and the connection with public transport: On the Sonnenberg you can look forward to unforgettable hours with your private party or just to have it for yourself! 

This Alpine adventure is suitable either for people looking for an original easy walking experience and for people interested in Photography! All camera skills welcomed.

I will photograph you and your group along the tour so you can get back home with long lasting memories taken in outstanding quality images! 

What to Expect

Even in a country like Switzerland, which has the highest density of cable cars, it is not self-evident that a railway can serve for more than 100 years. Built as an act of pioneering in 1902 and later used as a tourist development, the cable car aerial tramway is now operated as a historical monument. The cableway still runs up and down largely on the original chassis and rails.

Take a comfortable short 12 min. bus ride from Lucerne train station to the “little” local mountain (700 metres above sea-level) a popular leisure place among locals close to Lucerne. After travel back in time by taking the 100 years old Funicular (10 min. ride) which still has its original Chassis, to the top of the mountain. A diverse range of leisure activities awaits visitors, with Vitaparcours fitness trails, children’s playgrounds and many barbecue points. From the viewing terrace of the mountain station, but also from many other places, the visitor can enjoy an impressive panoramic view. The mountain landscape and the metropolitan area of Lucerne, and Lake Lucerne. And all of this is in the middle of fascinating, diverse and largely unspoilt nature.

Continue along the easily accessible alpine panoramic trail and enjoy views of Mt Pilatus, Mount Rigi, Mount Stanserhorn and Lake Lucerne all from a different perspective with a remarkable beauty. There are two restaurants on the way and a few local farms which sell their homemade produce (check for signs on the farmhouses, usually there is a room with the produce, a price list and a piggy bank, where you can pay).  Keep your inspiring walking on an easy, enjoyable trail through the gorgeous alpine forest until you reach another viewing platform from where you have picture postcard views over Lucerne’s well preserved old town, city wall, the Lake and the Swiss Alps. 

The Sonnenberg is not a high alpine hiking area. And yet it is ideal place for short hikes, nature lovers, photography enthusiast and professionals and for families. Being active, experiencing nature, playing and enjoying the free time playfully: the Sonnenberg invites you to a fun day over the rooftops of Central Switzerland.

Gentle hills with overwhelming views and then the soothing hike along panorama train and forest: an eclectic hike with lots of variety. By bus, Funicular and elevator.

Highlights

  • Local Alpine experience 
  • Moderate walking trails
  • Stunning alpine landscapes
  • Best Alpine Landscapes around Lucerne
  • Vintage Funicular and Lift
  • Wonderful vantage point on Mount Pilatus, the Alpine massif and the entire Lake Lucerne region
  • Guided by a professional guide/photographer
  • Private Tour

Inclusions:

  • Professional photographer guide
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour
  • Lift and Vintage Funicular ticket
  • Visit Lucerne Castle
  • On-line Gallery to download all images taken during the tour
  • Photography shooting along the tour 

Exclusions:

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation cost (unless mentioned above)

Tour Price

CHF  450 (up to 6 persons) 

Our pricing is per Tour NOT per person so if there are 3 or more in your group, you’ll probably pay less than if you took a big tour. 

Book your excursion here or contact us directly to +41 76 2618641 

Departure time and meeting point:

– At the “Torbogen” Big arch monument in front of the train station.

– We will leave at  9:30.  

– Duration: 4 hours 

Important Information:

Season: From March 30. to November 1.

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