Though it rises up to 2129 meters and is often referred to as Mount Pilatus, the Pilatus is not a single mountain but a massif. Overlooking Lucerne and its lake, the mountain massif is home to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, allowing casual visitors to attain the top effortlessly. Quite some legends advance various origins for the name Pilatus, one even claiming that Pontius Pilate is buried there.