|Altitude||1050m - 3320m|
|Near Airport||Zurich Airport|
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Among the hidden gems of Switzerland is the enchanting Alpine village of Engelberg, located at the foot of Mount Titlis. Engelberg earns its name as Engel’s Mountain, which is the translation from German. It is easily reachable from the main Swiss cities of Zurich and Lucerne.
In 1120, this magical town was discovered by the knight Konrad von Sellenbüren, and in the 19th century became a very popular destination as a wellness resort. Later in the early 20th century, it earned fame as a skiing area after the implementation of ski lifts.
Engleberg is a great mix of culture and sports both for summer and winter enthusiasts, who will get more than their share in this action-packed village.
Visitors are guaranteed to have an unforgettable mountain experience as Engelberg is the right place for many exciting activities. It may seem that the ski terrain is largely used by advanced skiers, but beginners are also welcome to get involved and feel the immense thrill of skiing.
Among the list of things to do in Engelberg, it is also the largest and most breathtaking winter and summer holiday ski resort right in central Switzerland. At 10,000 feet high, it is gently nestled on the impressive Mount Titlis – the highest glacier of Switzerland.
Here you’ll experience an extraordinary feeling when the rotating cable car Rotair transports you to the top of Mount Titlis. You’ll see a stunning view from the height of 3000m above sea level on your way to the upper peak. You will admire the incredible panoramic views of the beautiful nature of Lucerne and the shimmering, pearly lake below. You will have a marvellous opportunity to enjoy 360-degree views of the mountains and then disembark at Mount Titlis’ snowy summits.
While you’re here, encourage yourself to enjoy the opportunity of a nerve-racking walk over Europe’s highest suspension bridge, the Titlis Cliff Walk.
During the summer season, there’s nothing better than the fresh mountain air with the scent of different types of flowers, across 500km of walking trails for various abilities.
Families are very welcome here because of the unique infrastructure, making each member, regardless of age or ability, feel comfortable. The “Families Welcome” seal by the side of the Swiss Tourism Association is the perfect proof that Engelberg is a great location not only for specific summer and winter activities but also for family trips.
Another amazing opportunity is to cross the mountain to take some rest and delve into the delicate world of Swiss cheese fondue immersed in the cosy atmosphere.
To have the full experience of their beautiful village, you need to visit the monastery and the collegiate church. The Benedictine Monastery was founded in 1120, and around 30 monks still live within its walls. Here, you’ll be welcomed with some delicious cheese samples during the Show Cheese Factory.
AlpExcursion is here to help you enjoy the snow-covered slopes of Engelberg during a private transfer from Zurich through Lucerne.
Here are some of the unmissable sightseeing attractions in Engelberg: