Traveling to the Lucerne area in Sept. with 6 middle age friends. We'll be staying in Lucerne for 3 nights. What should we do? Jungfraugoch or Titlis or Pilates? Do we need to make advance reservations for excursions? Or can we remain flexible until we get there? Has anyone been to the Trift Bridge? Some of us are more active then the others.
From Luzern, I think it would take you at least a half-day just to get to the base of Jungfrau. With the trip up and down it would be a pretty long day trip. Just cruising around the lake and up & down the mountains around Luzern are worthwhile These are ferries and cable cars, not excursions you need to reserve in advance, unless you want an escorted tour. What to do on any given day can depend on the weather anyway.
It's Pilatus...not Pilates. You'll get more information from your Google searches with the correct spelling.
You don't reserve ahead for any of these excursions and Luzerne has plenty around to keep you busy. Jungfraujoch is a long distance for a daytrip, at 4.5 hours each way. Even when we stay closer in Lauterbrunnen, we would only make the expensive trip to Jungfraujoch if the weather is perfect. If I hear from anyone who's been to Trift Bridge, I'll put it on your other question.
For the money, I would personally choose Mt. Pilatus.
Tellskapelle was nice and I think Brunnen would be a nice city to visit from what I have seen and read. We went to the top of Pilatus while we were there, but the low clouds gave us no view of the country below. The town of Meiringen and the Reichenbach Falls (Sherlock Holmes) may be an idea?