Things to do in Kriens

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Things to Do in Kriens


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Mountaintop railway with the world's steepest descent, providing breathtaking panoramic views. Features a variety of activities including trekking and a unique gondola experience.
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  • Wasim E
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit. My family wished to be here specially my kids. It was an awesome experience to be at this spot. Pilatus is worth visiting.
    Written July 13, 2024
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  • mercedcampgirl
    Orange, CA1,028 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This simple excursion was a trip highlight during our 2 week Switzerland trip, and we saw some amazing sights. We took a city bus (#1) from Lucerne near the Chapel Bridge through town to the Kriens stop and followed the signs to the Sonnenberg funicular. Hans, the friendliest person we met in Switzerland, spoke no English but sold us our tickets and indicated there would be a slight delay. He took our picture and we took his.

    We loved the slow, clickety-clack ride up on the 100 year old little train...lots of foliage and a great view of Lucerne, the distant lake, the nearby mountains and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Reaching the top, we ran into schoolchildren on a field trip. They asked us to take their group photo by gesturing, as we could not understand their Swiss-German, although one yelled, "Have a nice day!" as we walked away.They were so cute! We then hiked through some farmland listening to cow bells and taking great photos of Swiss cows munching grass.

    We came to a red bench under some trees and ate our picnic lunch. No one in sight anywhere, just a great view and the sound of cow bells. (Please see photos and video.) It was wonderful!
    Written September 18, 2019
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  • Timothy B
    Lucerne, Switzerland623 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Parkbad Kleinfeld in Kriens, is a revamped outdoor swimming park. Out of sesaon it is a public park and in summer sesaon (May to September) it has three pools open to the paying public ( 7chf for adults and 4 chf for children). Set in a park with lying at the foot of mount Pilatus is a 50 meter swimming pool, a natural pool (no clorien) divided into two parts, 5 meter diving pool and a childrens' 'water park. In addition there is a large sports field, beach-volley ball, table-tennis and plenty of green space and trees to lie down. I have been coming here for years and find it a very civilised way to rest and go swimming (accept Sundays and public holidays when it is full)
    Written June 9, 2014
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  • CColumbus
    Jacksonville, FL1,056 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a truly beautiful place. The architecture is outstanding and the main alter is very impressive. Sitting in the pews and listening to classical music from a live orchestra was serene and an unexpected pleasure. I can’t say the orchestra will be there on your visit but we definitely got lucky. We were there on a Saturday morning so it might be a regular thing.
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • incahueca
    Geneva, Switzerland365 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is located in a nice park out of Lucerne, at Kriens. It is small and the opening hours are very reduced (14 to 17:00 except on Sunday from 11 to 17:00). This is why I find the entrance fee CHF 10 to high for the little it offers to visiors.
    So, do not bother taking time to get to Kriens for visiting this little museum : better spend more time in Lucerne instead.
    Written August 31, 2017
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  • KCEAG
    Avon, IN12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The weather was a bit uncertain leading up to our experience so we waited until the evening prior to book. Zacharias was very accommodating - waiting for the right time the next day to pick us up at our hotel, transfer us to the cable car, and prepare us for our flight. Once we were airborne, we had fantastic views of the mountains and Lake Lucerne. It was an incredible feeling to soar above it all! Thank you to our pilots - Mathias, Thierry, and Zacharias!
    Written July 3, 2024
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  • Thomas K
    Philadelphia106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great experience with Marco at Schnauserei (via Traveling Spoon). His pre-arrival outreach was good. We (two of us with three nieces ages 19-24) all had a great time with him, He was funny and made sure that everyone had hands-on roles with the prep, cooking, and even some of the cleaning. The food was delicious and it was nice to get something that was truly local cuisine. When we come back through Lucerne, we'll definitely do this again. Danke, Marco!!
    Written June 2, 2022
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