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Pilatus is a mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland. Jurisdiction over the mountain is divided between the cantons of Obwalden, Nidwalden, and Lucerne. The peak is in Obwalden right on the border with Nidwalden.

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

Or you start in Disentist, an Alpine town dominated by one of the most beautiful cloisters north of the Alps. The trip leads through the Tujetsch (headwater region of the Rhine) to the Oberalp Pass (2033 m a.s.l.), the highest point of the trip. The train then skirts along the Oberalp lake and descends in [...]

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Railways of the Jungfrau Region

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe At 3454 m a.s.l., the Jungfraujoch is arguably the highest train station in all of Europe. Snow and ice are guaranteed but so is a good time: The Sphinx Terrace with its fantastic view onto the Aletsch Glacier, the Ice Palace and the Walking Plateau for walks in eternal snow [...]

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