Top of the world in Pilatus!

My brother and I did a day trip to Luzern and we just had to experience the views of Pilatus. This place has such a magical feeling to it and the story behind it is quite interesting.
According to one legend, Pontius Pilates’ tormented soul haunted the lake and because of this…going up to the top of the mountain was prohibited for many years.
Another legend is that during the medieval times a dragon was said to live on the mountain itself…so as I said, this area has a very magical and almost mysterious appeal.
Here are some pictures of our day on the beautiful Pilatus Mountain…we started with a boat cruise around the Lake of Luzern then took a train to the top (actually, we took the steepest cog railway). Once on top we hiked around, sat in some sun chairs and enjoyed the breathtaking views. It was probably the best trip we did during his visit to Switzerland.


And that my friends….is the view we came to see….magical, right?Till next time…




  1. July 31, 2012 / 11:26 am

    Amazing images! I love them. thx for sharing your lovely trip with us:)
    xx chris

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:19 pm

      So happy you enjoyed them!!
      The place is truly amazing :)

  2. July 31, 2012 / 12:28 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!! I love all of this. Your trip looks amazing.

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:19 pm

      Thank you, Kirstin!!
      It has been a great trip so far ;)

  3. July 31, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    Wow thanks for sharing these totally breathtaking photos…’re so blessed to have the opportunity to actually see & take shots!!


    • August 1, 2012 / 2:19 pm

      Thank you, Rebecca…
      And you’re right..I feel very blessed and I am everyday grateful for everything.
      Thanks for the love ;)

  4. July 31, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    The photos are wonderful, such an intersting post, I would love to visit this place one day.

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:20 pm

      Thank You!
      I am sure you’d enjoy it too!

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:20 pm

      Definitely put it on your “to-visit” list ;)

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:20 pm

      I agree…it’s soooo amazing once you’re on the top of the mountain. Truly beautiful!

  5. July 31, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    Such a lovely post: I like these pictures so much!!
    What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you, Fabrizia!!
      I am following you now :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:21 pm

      Well, I’ll be here in Switzerland again next year…so come by ;)

  6. July 31, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    The atmosphere is really magical, it’s seen even through the pictures. I’d love to visit that place one day!

    Hope you’re spending a nice time! ;)


    • August 1, 2012 / 2:22 pm

      Thank you dear Agatha!!
      It was a very beautiful view and it did have a magical feel to it. Was truly lovely.

  7. July 31, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    How gorgeous! Such a beautiful spot to visit. Magical in deed.


    • August 1, 2012 / 2:22 pm

      It was…really a must-see if you’re in Switzerland!

  8. Anonymous
    July 31, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    Such a pity that your brother is married…:))

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:22 pm

      Lol! Last I checked he wasn’t married ;)

  9. July 31, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Hey Martha nice photos here, I’m so jealous of this trip experience!!
    I’m your newest follower now, and I hope you will visit my blog too and let me know your opinion…maybe you could follow me back if you like it!

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:23 pm

      Hi Ylenia!
      Thank you for the blog love and I am so happy you enjoyed the pictures!
      It would be my pleasure to visit your blog too!

  10. July 31, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Amazing photos Martha!!! Nice post you prepared. Thank you for leaving nice comment on my last post from Greece. I am following you, if you can join to my blog too I will appreciate this too much.
    Lidiya Ostafiychuk

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:23 pm

      I will, Lidiya!!
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  11. August 1, 2012 / 1:55 am

    That’s so beautiful! This country is quickly becoming a must see on the travel list! :)

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:23 pm

      You and I are so much alike so I KNOW you would love it here…definitely plan a trip ;)

  12. August 1, 2012 / 2:21 am

    such gorgeous place!!

    • August 1, 2012 / 2:24 pm

      It really was…we had a lovely day!

    • August 2, 2012 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you, Diana!!
      We really did have a wonderful time :)