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    On Top of the World : mt. Titlis

    by ErwinKoo Written Apr 6, 2014

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    Visited mt.Titlis , in wintery days of December. Depart from Lucerne , on a tour bus.From a distance we saw the snowy peaks and magnificent view of the mountain.
    As i remembered , we put 6 layers of clothing , because at that time , we haven't knew about thin thermo lightweight apparels for mountaineering.Paid for entry and cable car ride ,in CHF.
    Mount Titlis (3,238 m) is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland. It is located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland, overlooking Engelberg (Obwalden) and is famous as the site of the world's first revolving cable car. The cable car system connects Engelberg to the summit of Klein Titlis (3,028 m) through the three stages of Gerschnialp (1,262 m), Trübsee (1,796 m) and Stand (2,428 m).The cable car is operated by Rotair.
    On top of mt.Titlis , stands an awesome weather station, but we have to climb up the knee high snow ,from the 3020 metres platform.
    The last part of cable car way leads above the glacier. At Klein Titlis, it is possible to visit an illuminated glacier cave from an entrance within the cable-car station, which also includes shops and restaurants. The Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe, opened in December 2012, giving views across the Alps.
    Titlis website : http://www.titlis.ch/en/glacier/rotair
    We can also take pictures in one of the souvenir shops here , in Switzerland traditional clothing.
    One of the best place on earth, we ever visited , and we could not wait to visit again.

    Snowy peaks Awesome mt.Titlis Scenic view Awesome !
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    Hike to Untertrübsee

    by travelfrosch Updated Mar 30, 2014

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    A good hike, especially early in the season when the trail to Trübsee is closed, is the hike to Untertrübsee. The hike begins behind the Titlis Rotair lift station to the left. Follow the path up for about an hour of moderate hiking until you reach the Restaurant Untertrübsee. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or wander around the area, commune with the cows, and take in the scenery. From Untertrübsee, you can either walk to Gerschnialp gondola station (turn left at the restaurant), or take a small gondola from Untertrübsee to Obertrübsee (turn right at the restaurant).

    View from the trail Mountain view from Untertrubsee Nice views! All hail Queen Cow! The starting point, behind the lift station
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    ENGELBERG BENEDICTINE MONASTERY

    by balhannah Updated Nov 24, 2011

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    As we were coming down on the Gondola from Mt. Titlis, we could see a huge white building in Engelberg. Back in the car, we went to investigate, and found it was the Engelberg Abbey.

    The Abbey actually dates back to 1120, but it is not the original we were viewing, as the Abbey has been destroyed by fire three times. It always has been restored and renovated.
    It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels and was founded by Count of Seldenburen. Monk's are still working in the Monastery, and if you do go inside, you will be able to see the carved wooden wall's done by the Monk's.
    Engelberg Monastery has been granted many rights and privileges by various Emperors and Popes and was once the center of power in the region.

    The Engelberg Abbey is partially opened to the public.
    You can do a guided tour of the Monastery
    Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. tours can be conducted.
    Less tour's in May and October up to mid-December.
    The tours in the monastery and church as well as to the film shows start at the entrance.

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    THE LITTLE WHITE CHURCH

    by balhannah Written Nov 23, 2011

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    "The Little White Church," I do wonder what is the name and denomination of this Church?

    I can't find out, but I've read it was featured in a Bollywood film,“The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride," and that many Indian's come here to see the Church!

    This little white Church, with a wooden shingle roof and Bell tower, is located very close to the Monastery.
    I went inside, and found a lovely Altar, painting's and a ceiling with nice woodwork. The Church to me, looked quite old.
    Outside, set in amongst a bright green lawn, were many headstone's in the small Cemetery! The Headstone's were beautiful, and different to what I am used to seeing, so if you find Cemeteries interesting, make sure you pop in here!

    Engelberg Cemetery Inside the Little White Church Inside the Little White Church Inside the Little White Church Little White Church
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    ENGELBERG MONASTERY CHURCH

    by balhannah Written Nov 23, 2011

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    The Monastery Church I was able to have a look inside on my own.
    Built in Baroque style, this Church is very beautiful inside.l It has many frescoes, and many beautiful side altar's.
    If you are Swiss, then you would probably know the largest organ in Switzerland is here. They don't use this Organ, but the smaller choir organ, which is fondly referred to as "the little sister."

    It really is a "must see" if you are in Engelberg!

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    MT. TITLIS - AT THE TOP!

    by balhannah Written Nov 23, 2011

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    We have arrived at the top of Mt. Titlis, which is 3028 metres high.

    We were here in Summer, and for the active, there are many things to do, like snow tubing and magic carpet's, not for us though!

    Time for us to go to the Ice Cave which is included in the admission price.
    The Ice Cave is 150 metres long and 20 metre's deep, and it took us beneath the Glacier, not that you would know it! Some part's were lit with coloured lights, most with normal lights, and we did have proper pathway and railing to hold onto.
    Not really much to see, so out we came and stopped by the Restaurant for a hot, warming Coffee.
    We walked around and enjoyed the impressive views, then went and had a look at the souvenir shop's, before making our way back down the Mountain to Engelberg.

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    MT. TITLIS - GONDOLA FINAL STAGE

    by balhannah Written Nov 23, 2011

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    We have just alighted from the Gondola at the 2nd station, and are now entering the famous "Titlis Rotair revolving Gondola." It is quite big, and we were packed in.
    We are now on our way to the Summit, standing in the famous cable car that rotates once for the whole journey.
    There was a problem though, some people didn't get the idea of the floor moving, and the rest of the Gondola is stationery. They "tried" to hang on to the same spot, making it difficult for everybody else that was moving with the rotation! Not a very pleasant journey!
    I did manage to see some of the sight's, some of the very rugged, rocky Mountains, but I was still pleased to alight at the top after a very uncomfortable ride.

    Rugged Mt. Titlis scenery
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    MT. TITLIS - GONDOLA STAGE 2

    by balhannah Written Nov 23, 2011

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    At the first Gondola station, we hop out and get into another Gondola to take us up the next section to Trubsee which is located at 1,800 meters. We are midway into our journey now, and if we wish, can go to the Jochpass mountain to the west, or continue to the top of Titlis to the south.

    The slopes are getting steep now, and if you are here in Winter, the ski run's are marked with a series of poles in the ground and are numbered. They also have warning signs saying "If you go off the trails, you do so at your own risk."

    There is another Hotel here open in Summer.

    More wonderful view's!

    Mt. Titlis Gondola -stage2 Mt. Titlis Gondola -stage2 Mt. Titlis Gondola -stage2 Mt. Titlis Gondola -stage2
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    MT. TITLIS

    by balhannah Updated Nov 23, 2011

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    Yes, Mt. Titlis was the reason we came to Engelberg!

    Now, the drive here didn't disappoint, infact, it really was very scenic, and one I enjoyed very much.

    On arrival at Engelberg, we found the Carpark quite easily. It was a gated park, where you bought a timed ticket, and then the gate lifted and let us in. There were a lot of people here, but we still managed to find a park.

    It was just a short walk alongside a fast running, clear stream to the Gondola Station.

    WORD OF WARNING

    We thought we had plenty of time to do everything. We wanted to do the chairlift to Glacier park, but even though it was still open, they said by the time we reached the top, it would be closed. Best to go morning or early after lunch as their day finishes early.

    We had to travel up three Gondola's to reach the top. It is not until you reach the 3rd Gondola station that you travel on the Titlis Revolving Rotair.
    Make sure you have your camera out and ready, as the Gondola moves at a reasonable speed, and the view's are too good to miss!

    The first section that we travelled by Gondola was to Gerschnialp, which is at 1,262 meters. There are novice slopes, cross-country skiing trails, and a Toboggan run which is only open from December to Mid - March.
    During Summer, the Hotel is open for business.

    PRICES IN 2011......
    Engelberg to Titlis.....86sf Return .............61sf one-way
    Glacier park chairlift....12sf Return

    SUMMER OPERATING HOUR'S............
    Engelberg to Titlis....................8.30am to 4.50pm
    Iceflyer Chairlift.......................10am to 4pm

    First Gondola section Engelberg car park View from 1st section Gondola View of Engelberg
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    Kitzelpfad

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This attraction is called "Kitzelpfad am Haerzlisee" "kitzeln" means "to tickle" and that is in fact what will happen to the soles of your feet, while you are walking without socks or shoes over this artificial path along and partly even through that small mountainlake. That was really a lot of fun, and even totally free of charge and certainly healthy as well. I made 2 rounds, each of them is about 20 min, as it also depends a lot of the people ahead of you.

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    Summer-snow on Mount Titlis

    by globetrott Updated Dec 29, 2009

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    Mount Titlis is a perfect place to go to, when you would like to enjoy some snow in summertime. Good hiking-shoes are essential for this and maybe you also take some walking-sticks. There is a chairlift called "Ice-flyer" that takes you across the glacier, but you can walk there as well and will find enough space to spend the full day. The only restaurant I saw is the one at the rotair-cablecarstation. I was there in August, that is the hottest time of the year in Switzerland and they had enough snow there, as you can see in my photos.

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    The wonderful mountain-scenery around of Engelberg

    by globetrott Updated Dec 29, 2009

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    There is a really wonderful mountain-scenery around of Engelberg and you will need a lot more than 2-3 days to explore all of the most interesting places, cablecars etc.
    I had 1 full and 1/2 day and split that between a 1/2 day for Brunni and a fullyday-trip from Luzern to Titlis. There are some more cablecars that I did not take and left from my next stay in this interesting village.
    b.t.w. the train to Engelberg and the cablecars to Brunni & Fuerenalp are totally included in the Tell-pass and the first steps to Titlis are included as well untill station Truebsee. For the rest you have to pay 50 sfr extra.

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    The Titlis-platform for also flipflop-tourists

    by globetrott Updated Dec 29, 2009

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    In principle Mount Titlis is even do-able for flipflop-tourists : they are able to sit on the terrace and enjoy the great panorama and as long as they dont try to walk on the glacier and the permanently snow-covered paths, they will be OK.
    There is a big selfservice-restaurant there and prices are about average, there is a restaurant with service inside the building, a shop, where you can have your photos taken in old costumes etc.

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    a great, tiny chapel next to the monastery-church

    by globetrott Updated Dec 29, 2009

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    Dont miss to take a closer look at this tiny chapel next to the monastery-church. You can enter it freely and without restrictions during the day and will see a great altar through an iron-fence. Dont miss to take a look as well at the wooden shindles that cover the roof of this lovely church.

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    The church & the biggest organ in Switzerland

    by globetrott Updated Dec 29, 2009

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    The giant church of the benedictinian monastery is really worth a visit and it is open for visitors during the day for free entry. The baroque interior shows wonderful paintings on the walls and the ceiling and I liked especially the ornate chandeliers, you can see one of them in my 2nd photo. The organ of this church is the biggest organ in Switzerland, including 137 registers.

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