Engelberg Transportation

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    Train to Engelberg

    by travelfrosch Updated Mar 30, 2014

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    The Zentralbahn train

    The narrow-gauge train line from Luzern to Engelberg is run by the private railway Zentralbahn. ZB "Engelberg Express" Trains generally depart Luzern at 10 past the hour on Track 13. Travel time from Luzern is just over an hour. If you're coming from Interlaken via the "Golden Pass" route, you'll change for the train to Engelberg at Hergiswil. NOTE: Be sure to get on at the front of the train, as the final few cars of some trains only go as far as Wolfenschiessen.

    For your return trip, trains depart at 1 past the hour for Luzern. If you're heading for Brienz or Interlaken, change for the connecting train at Hergiswil.

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    Rotair - the revolving cablecar to Titlis

    by globetrott Updated Aug 24, 2012

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    Rotair - the revolving cablecar to Titlis
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    In the first moment I thought, that is a great idea to be able to enjoy a panoramaview of the mountains, while going up in that cablecar. But then I realized that the cabin of the cablecar is not at all rotateing, but only the floor of the gondola is and so you have to adjust your hands at the handrail again and again, that was not funny at all. That might also be the reason why they never built a similar cablecar as far as I know.
    On top of Titlis you will have an excellent panoramaview and the possibility to touch and walk on snow all year long. Titis is definitely a lot cheaper and also a lot less crowded than Jungfrau, no need to make reservations !
    Rotair is not included in the Tell-ticket
    BUT gives 50% reduction there !
    it runs all year except for 2 weeks in November
    daily from 08.30 till 05.30pm

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    a summer-sled for your children in Ristis

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This summersledge-track is a lot of fun for your children and for people young at heart and you will find it next to the Ristis restaurant. A lift will take you uphill and then you can go 660 meters downhill again and watch some Lamas that are living there inside the fence of this great attraction. You can pay the fee for the sledges at a machine there and it takes coins and papermoney, the sleds are fine for 1 adult+1 child or for 2 children. For holders of a Tellticket 1 ride is for free, you will find a coupon for it in your extra-booklet that you get with it.
    This Sommerrodelbahn is open
    from spring till autumn, whenever
    it is dry weather
    1 ride is 4 sfr, 3 rides are 11sfr
    5 rides are 15 sfr and 11 rides are 30 sfr

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    fun in the snow of Mount Titlis

    by globetrott Updated Dec 31, 2009

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    Take a look at this great "rubber-sled" going downhill on a special racetrack of the glacier on top of Mount Titlis. The rides are free of charge but the queues of waiting people were much too long, so I did not go myself. Once that you have arrived at the end of the track there is an escalator taking you up again and there are people as well who organize everything so you dont have to worry.
    It is best to take the Iceflyer to this place or you have to walk about 1 km through the snow.

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    the cablecar to Ristis (& Brunni)

    by globetrott Updated Dec 31, 2009

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    The station of the Ristis / Brunni-cablecar is in a walking-distance of maybe 10-15 minutes from the Engelberg trainstation and you will pass by the famous benedictinian monastery. First there is a cablecar to Ristis and then there is a chairlift from Ristis to Brunni. Both Ristis and Brunni have a good restaurant and especially Ristis has some extra attractions for children: summer-tobaggoning and Lamas, plus a playground for children.
    Brunni is the startingpoint for great hikingtours, for paragliding and there is also the interesting and healthy "Kitzelpfad" - a path around of a small lake, where you walk with bare feet over different kinds of groundsare and stepping into mud and water etc.
    The cablecar + chairlift to Brunni is 40 sfr return
    daytickets for skiing in Brunni is between 33 and 39 sfr
    sleds are for rent (5 sfr + 25 sfr deposit) at Ristis
    a link to the WINTER-Panorama-map
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    and to the SUMMER-Panorama-map
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    Engelberg is a great fullday-trip from Luzern and when you start early in the morning, Brunni and Titlis are possible at the same day. Brunni is also totally included in the TELL-Ticket.

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    the chairlift to Brunni

    by globetrott Updated Dec 31, 2009

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    This is the chairlift from Ristis to Brunni, the ride takes about 10 minutes and it is operated almost all summer and wintertime. You can hike as well on an aspalted path but I prefered to take the chairlift, also as it was totally included in the Tellticket.
    At the upperstation of the lift there is Brunnihuette - read more about it in my restaurant-tips and Herzlisee and the Kitzelpfad, read more about it in "things to do"

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    The Ice Flyer on Mount Titlis

    by globetrott Updated Dec 31, 2009

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    The Ice Flyer on Mount Titlis
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    The Iceflyer on top of Titlis starts from a place that is around 100 meters from the upper station of the Rotair-cablecar and you need good hiking-shoes to get there. The Iceflyer will take you across the Titlis-glacier to a place, where you can go tobaggoning in a rubber-tyre and the iceflyer is also the only chance that you have to take photos and get a closer look at the glacier from above.
    The price is around 15 sfr / 10 euros for the return-ticket and you will get the tickets already at the station in the village of Engelberg.

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    Tellticket - a perfect way to save some money

    by globetrott Updated Nov 21, 2009

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    When you stay in Engelberg, Vitznau or Luzern / Lucerne for more than 3 days and intend to go to Engelberg, Titlis,Pilatus, Rigi, Buergenstock & to take the ships and trains around the lake Lucerne Tell-Pass is the perfect ticket for that area! The ticket is available for 7 or for 15 consucutive days and it includes 2 or 5 days of totally FREE rides and the rest of the days you pay just 50% of the ordinary prices.
    Totally included in this ticket are: the cablecar to Brunni, with Kitzelpfad at Haerzlisee, Rigi Kulm + Buergenstock + Pilatus + the ships on Lake of Lucerne and most trains around of it, the trains to Engelberg & Truebsee, to Meiringen-Brienz-Interlaken etc.etc.etc.
    For the ride to Titlis you just have to pay the last 2 cablecars extra, untill Truebsee the cablecars are included
    Take a look at the detailed map at their web-page below !
    For the Tell-Pass you pay just 158 sfr / 102 euros ( for 7 days) or 210 sfr / 135euros(for 15 days) and everyday in the morning you may decide for yourself, if you choose that day as one of the 2 / 5 days with the free rides. Holders of a Halbtax-abo get an additional reduction of 32sfr / 42 sfr.

    Tellticket is availabe between april 1st and October 31st

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    By Train or Road

    by mallyak Written Sep 12, 2008

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    International rail connections to Zurich and Lucerne. From Lucerne with the "Zentralbahn" within one hour to Engelberg. Zurich - Lucerne (45 minutes) hourly connections. Lucerne - Engelberg 1 hour by train (leaving every hour from Lucerne and from Engelberg

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    Cable-Cars to Titlis

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 16, 2008

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    Titlis base gondola station
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    The whole cable-car trip up to Titlis will take 45 minutes - so factor that into your visit of Engleberg. First there is a gondola up to the mountain lake of Trubsee - worth a visit in its own right. There is a stop at Gerschnialp - but keep your seat if you intend to go upwards to Trubsee and further onwards to Klein Titlis. From Trubsee you change to another gondola to reach Strand and from strand the ROTAIR cable-car - see next tip for that. Its an expensive trip (see website for details) and even with the Tell Pass we still had to pay half price from Trubsee to Titlis sections. Full price for Engelberg to Titlis return is 79 Sfr or 53 euros

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    Getting to Engelberg

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 16, 2008

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    train in Engelberg

    Engelberg can be reached from Lucerne easily by narrow gauge train in less than an hour via the red Zentral Trains - the last section is quite steep as it slowly pulls up the gradient on the cogs. Swiss Pass and the Tell Pass can be used for this journey. If in Vitznau, as we were, you can also cross the lake to Beckenried, get the post bus to Stans and pick the train up from there. Bear in mind its a long journey from here so an early start is recommended.

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    Cable ride.

    by a5floor Written Jun 2, 2007

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    When you are in Engelberg and you want to go up on Mount Titlis, you need to take a cable ride. This cable ride will take you up on the mountain (3020 meter/10000 feet). The ride is really great as you can enjoy the scenery.

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    Trip to Mt.Titlis

    by Dyesebel Updated Jan 4, 2007

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    The trip to Mt.Titlis from Talstation Titlisbahn takes approx. 40mins in 3 different "type of transport".First,you'll have to board on 6-person Gondola,then change to the Trübsee and take the cable car to Stand Glacier Station.And last but not the least,take the Titlis Rotair,the first revolving cable car (note: it's the floor that rotates around it's own axis)

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    Zürich HB-Engelberg

    by Dyesebel Written Jan 4, 2007

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    From Zürich Mainstation take the train to Lucerne then from Lucerne change to another train to Engelberg.And from there,you can either walk or take the bus to Talstation Titlisbahn.The journey takes about 2.25 hrs.

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    Rotair

    by sandysmith Written Sep 29, 2006

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    Rotair Gondola

    Rotair the last section from Strand to Titlis (Stand (8'000 ft) - Titlis (3'020 m / 10'000 feet) was the first revolving cable car in the world. If you prefer not to rotate then migrate to the middle section of the gondola which does not rotate - room for 5 people here.

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