Engelberg Travel Guide

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Engelberg Things to Do

  • On Top of the World : mt. Titlis

    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...

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  • Hike to Untertrübsee

    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...

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  • ENGELBERG BENEDICTINE MONASTERY

    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...

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  • THE LITTLE WHITE CHURCH

    "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...

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  • ENGELBERG MONASTERY CHURCH

    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...

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  • MT. TITLIS - AT THE TOP!

    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...

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  • MT. TITLIS - GONDOLA FINAL STAGE

    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...

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  • MT. TITLIS - GONDOLA STAGE 2

    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...

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  • MT. TITLIS

    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...

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Engelberg Restaurants

  • Barbeque in the swiss mountains

    This is a wonderful idea and I did not see it anywhere else : Next to Herzlisee and Brunnihuette you will find fire-grids at some places and you can buy coals, sausages and raw potatoes at a kiosk and grill them there. Take with you whatever you like to prepare there on the grill in the open air or buy the ingredients at the kiosk that you forgot...

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  • great Bratwurst & Roesti

    Brunnihuette is open summer and winter and it is the selfservice-restaurant next to Herzlisee. They have a large terrace with a wonderful panoramaview and some cosy rooms inside as well. I had Kalbs-Bratwurst and Roesti, a very popular dish in Switzerland and mostly also the cheapest dish that you will find on a menu. Kalbsbratwurst is a sausage...

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  • a great place to taste the local cheese

    Schaukaeserei Kloster Engelberg is an interesting place, where you can watch how cheese is made and of course you will be able to taste some cheese there as well. They also have a well-sorted souvenir-shop and they even mail cheese to your homeadress - just click on the link below ! I had a plate with different cheeses of Switzerland, that tasted...

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Engelberg Transportation

  • Train to Engelberg

    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....

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  • Rotair - the revolving cablecar to...

    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....

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  • a summer-sled for your children in...

    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...

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Engelberg Shopping

  • there are a lot of shops on Mount Titlis

    There are a lot of shops of all kind on top of Mount Titlis : I saw a shop for fine watches and a photoshop, where you can dress in traditional costumes and have your photo taken, there are seminar-rooms as well as various bars, so you will not get bored in case of bad weather on top of Mount Titlis. They really have a great choice of Swatch- and...

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  • Scenic Grocery Store

    Just off the main square, the COOP grocery store can provide you with just about anything you need for a picnic. It's not too bad a view as you walk to it, either.

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Engelberg Local Customs

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    by globetrott Updated Dec 29, 2009

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    Engelberg = "hill of the angels" The name of this village comes from an old ledgend : Konrad von Sellenbüren, the founder of the benedictinian monastery heared angels voices, who told him, where to build the monastery.
    Nowadays you will find a total of 84 angels painted and decorated by different artists, and standing at various places of the village. you can even buy a booklet showing all of these angels for 55 sfr. In fact it is quite hard to find some of them without help, some of them hide on private balconies etc.

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Engelberg Warnings and Dangers

  • always stay on the paths

    There is a good system of snow-covered paths to walk over the glacier of Mount Titlis and in the first moment it is not always easy to understand, why you would not be allowed to leave these marked paths. But there are crevasses at many places and maybe they are covered by just a thin,fresh layer of snow so you will not see them right away...Please...

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  • Watch out!!

    Since Titlis is popular for both tourists and winter sport fans,you'll have to expect people travelling with their ski equipment, e.g. ski sticks etc.Be very careful,coz you might get hit with their ski sticks or step on by their ski boots.Ouch;)!!!

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Engelberg Tourist Traps

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    by sandysmith Updated Sep 29, 2006

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    At the top of Titlis an Ice Flyer ride is touted - a chairlift ride over the glacier of Titlis - in reality its a short ride for the money (10 Sfr) IMHO and you can see the glacier pretty well as you rotate over it on the way up to the summit in the ROTAIR cable-car itslef. Was happy to give this chairlift ride a miss

    Fun Alternatives: Grab a window view in the ROTAIR cable -car from Strand to Titlis (last section of the ride up) and have your camera ready and zoom in - remembering that the godola will rotate so don''t lean on the window!
    see pic 2 for my effort

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Engelberg What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good shoes are essential everywhere in the swiss mountains, otherwise you will have to stay at the platforms around of the stations of the cablecar, while the real fun and best panoramaviews are mostly at places, where you will be able to walk to only with good shoes and a non-slippery sole.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Even when it is sunny and hot down in Engelberg it could be quite cold and windy up on Titlis or any other mountain, so it is the best to have several shirts, jackets, pullovers etc., that you can partly zip off according to the weather-situations.

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Engelberg Off The Beaten Path

  • Furenalp

    I wish we had time to go to Furenalp on the gondola from Engelberg too - the scenery and the hiking here looks very appealing according to the website - something for another visit perhaps.

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  • Titlis Glacier Cave - Titlis...

    Titlis Gletschergrotte / Titlis Glacier Cave might be a great experience for tourists who are not familiar with ice and snow. You can enter there free of charge and walk through the cold corridors, but in contrary to other such places the floor is totally covered by a special carpet that is at no place slippery at all. (e.g. In the icecave of...

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  • Truebsee

    Truebsee in a hight of 1800 meters above sea-level is one of the stations that you will pass by when taking the cablecars up to Mount Titlis. You can take some nice hiking-tours around the station Truebsee and the lake with the same name. The cablecar to Truebsee is included as well in the tell-ticket.In Winter this will be a good place for...

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Engelberg Sports & Outdoors

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    by Nykaenen Written Oct 17, 2002

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    Engelberg's Titlis Schanze will host World Cup events on Dec 21 & 22. The K 120 hill is situated in the southern part of the town and the stadium capacity is up to 20.000 spectators. Current hill record holders are Simon Ammann of Switzerland and Alan Alborn of USA with 137 m.
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    Official Program:
    *Friday, 20. Dec 2002.
    12:00 Official Training
    * Saturday, 21. Dec 2002.
    10:30 Qualifications
    13:45 First Round
    14:45 Final Round
    *Sunday, 22. DEc 2002
    10:30 Qualifications
    13:45 First Round
    14:45 Final Round
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    Tickets:
    Adults: 1-day 23 CHF, 2-days 40 CHF
    Children 12-16: free if in company of adults, otherwise 12 or 20 CHF
    Children under 12. free

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Kitzelpfad
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fun in the snow of Mount Titlis
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the cablecar to Ristis (& Brunni)
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the chairlift to Brunni
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The Ice Flyer on Mount Titlis
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"Stand" in a hight of 2450 meters
Off The Beaten Path
Grund
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Summer-snow on Mount Titlis
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The wonderful mountain-scenery around of Engelberg
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The Titlis-platform for also flipflop-tourists
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a great, tiny chapel next to the monastery-church
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The church & the biggest organ in Switzerland
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The monastery of Engelberg
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Mount Titlis
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Haerzlisee
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Tellticket - a perfect way to save some money
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Mount Titlis
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Trübsee
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Titlis
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Rotating cable car to top of Mt Titlis
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By Train or Road
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Getting to the Summit
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Rotair
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Mt. Titlis
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Try out a Via Ferrata
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Bike up to Trübsee
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Cheese Factory
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Cable-Cars to Titlis
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Getting to Engelberg
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Engstlensee
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Titlis Experience
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Gondola from Untertrübsee to Obertrübsee
Off The Beaten Path
Cable ride.
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Mount Titlis
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Up to the summit!
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Nordic Walking
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Crossing the Boarder of 2 Cantons
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Trip to Mt.Titlis
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Zürich HB-Engelberg
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Self-Service Panorama Restaurant
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