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FROM The man in the front seat / July 8, 2014

Lake Luzern (Luzern)

Although referred by many as the Lake of Luzern it is technically called the Vierwaldstattersee, the Lake of the Four Forested Cantons. The lake is the fourth largest in Switzerland and is also a complicated shape having seven bays or inlets. It is known for its incredible natural beauty as the shoreline regularly rises steeply into mountains standing more than 1,500m above the lake resulting in spectacular views of Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi and Mt. Stanserhorn Facts It has a total area of 114km² (44mi²) and sits at an elevation […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / June 21, 2013

Mt. Pilatus Cog Railway

Mt. Pilatus is located near the incredibly picturesque town of Luzern, Switzerland. The summit, 2128m (7022ft), is reach either by cable car or cog railway. The railway is considered to be the steepest of its kind in the world with a maximum gradient of 48%. The project was first conceived in 1873 and was to have a maximum gradient of 25%. However, this project was shelved as it was deemed not to be economically viable. Eduard Locher proposed an idea which would increase the gradient to 48% degrees and as […]

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