Hotel Pilatus-Kulm - A Dragon-Ridden Mountaintop In SwitzerlandPilatus-Kulm  

Nope, this is not the home of the Pilates fitness cult but a place for adventures. This Alpine hotel was opened in 1890 and is over 2000 meters above sea-level. It is located on the Pilatus Mountain – one of the Alp’s most jagged and arresting peaks – near Lake Oberalp which is said to house the restless ghost of Pontius Pilate (the man who condemned Christ to the cross) who is said to rise every Good Friday to wash the blood from his hands.

Before the coming of Christendom, the mountain was home to dragons and its crags housed witches and ghosts. In today’s more scientific times, the crags and peaks are home to climbing enthusiasts who like to grip rock daily. But if that’s not your thing you will find it exhilarating just being there up above the clouds and you can visit the famous Klimsenhorn Chapel – a remote religious dwelling with an attached picnic spot.

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm panorama

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm on the peak

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm at night

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm restaurant

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm bar

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm meeting room

Meeting room with Alpine views

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm meeting

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm dining

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm room

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm terrace

Winter lunch on the mountains

Pilatus mountain sunbathing

Pilatus views above the clouds

Pilatus caves

Pilatus cable car

Pilatus mountain rail

Pilatus bob

Pilatus zip-lining

Pilatus mountain views

6010 Alpnach, Lucerne, Switzerland