The Pilatus Massif
The Pilatus is a mountain massif located to the south/southeast of Lucerne. As a mountain massif, it is not a single peak but rather a collection of peaks within a mountain region. This mountain region is also known as the Pilatus region and is surrounded by the Grossen Schlire, Samer Aa, Alpnachersee, Vierwaldstättersee, Reuss, Kleine Emme, Rümlig, and Fischenbach. To the west, the Pilatus region is bordered by the Risetestock mountain. Among the peaks of Pilatus are Risetestock (1759 m), Stäfeliflue (1922.2 m), Mittaggüpfi (1916.6 m), Widderfeld (2075.2 m), Tomlishorn (2128.5 m), Oberhaupt (2106 m), Esel (2118.7 m), Matthorn (2041.3 m), Klimsenhorn (1907.2 m), Rosegg (1972 m), and Steiglihorn (1968 m). The highest peak of Pilatus is Tomlishorn at 2128.5 meters.
Due to its central location near Lucerne, Pilatus is easily accessible. Highways A1, A2, A8, and A6 surround the Pilatus area, and Highway A2 at Lucerne directly borders Pilatus.