After you've walked around Lucerne, set your sights higher. Lucerne's biggest neighboring attraction is Mt. Pilatus, which looms above the city. Make a day of it and take the Golden Route, which entails a boat ride, followed by the world's steepest rack railroad. You'll then take a cable car back down, and a bus back to Lucerne. The peak has two restaurants, and you can also hike up, a steep 5-6 hour endeavor. You can also ride Europe's highest standard gauge railroad up the Rigi, a massif located between two arms of Lake Lucerne. The world's second oldest rack railroad, it still uses original locomotives, one of which dates back to 1858. Titlis, the area's highest peak, lets you enjoy snow any time of year, as well as an illuminated ice cave within a glacier, snow tubing, and Europe's highest suspension bridge. This is a popular alternative to the slightly higher Jungfraujoch, with fewer crowds and lower prices.
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