EngelbergSwitzerland

Photo provided by Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
Photo provided by Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG

Engelberg is a resort village in the heart of the soaring Urner Alps. Known for its year-round appeal, Engelberg is an exciting family destination at the foot of Mount Titlis. Visit Engelberg to explore stunning lakes and glaciers, ski on the resort’s renowned slopes, take in breathtaking mountain scenery and learn about the region’s Benedictine monk heritage.

Explore the village and admire the steep forested hills of the glacially carved valley. Engelberg is said to date back to 1120, when the village’s Benedictine Monastery was founded. Visit the monastery to see the largest church organ in Switzerland, an extensive library and cheesemakers at work at the on-site show dairy.

Engelberg’s beautiful outdoors await discovery at any time of the year. Visit the village’s surrounding snowcapped mountains in winter for a fun-filled day on the ski slopes or explore the plateaus, forests and lakes in summer to enjoy the lush greenery of the alpine landscape. The towering Titlis is ideal for skiing, snowboarding and taking in Central Alps views. Explore the Titlis Glacier Park and step out onto Europe’s highest suspension bridge or take a ride on the Ice Flyer chairlift.

Fürenalp is pristine wilderness for exploring off the tourist trail, while Brunni offers the intriguing Kitzeltrail (tickle walk) on Härzlisee Lake, a mountain pathway that is best traveled barefoot. Check out the water adventure park on Ristis, or go on the magnificent Four-Lake Tour. You can rent boats on Lake Trüb, wander the grassy meadows around Lake Engstlen, go fishing at turquoise Lake Tannen and admire old and new architecture at the Lake Melch plateau. Try delicious Swiss cheese fondue and hot chocolates in alpine huts or swap stories from the slopes at an après-ski lounge.

Situated in the canton of Obwalden, Engelberg is accessible via car, bus and train. Lucerne is less than a 1-hour ride away along a narrow-gauge railway, or you can reach Engelberg on a 2-hour train ride from Zurich International Airport. By car, Engelberg is just over 1-hour from Zurich, Berne and Basel, and 30 minutes from Lucerne. Package deals including accommodation and cableway passes are available. Stay in luxury chalets, scenic campsites and pleasant hotels, or spend a memorable night in the igloo village.

Known for

Skiing, Mountain and Spa

Top Hotels in Engelberg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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H+ Hotel & SPA Engelberg
4 out of 5
Dorfstraße 33, Engelberg, OW
CA $169
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4.4/5Excellent! (263 reviews)

Located near the slopes, this Engelberg hotel is in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Engelberg Abbey and Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort, and close to winter ...

4.4/5Excellent! (263 reviews)

"Nice location, a good base to enjoy all that Endleburg as to offer ."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 4, 2019

H+ Hotel & SPA Engelberg
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Hotel Cathrin
3 out of 5
Birrenweg 22, Engelberg, OW
CA $157
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
4.4/5Excellent! (75 reviews)

Located near the slopes, this Engelberg hotel is in the mountains and within 1 mi (2 km) of Titlis Glacier, Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort, and Engelberg Abbey. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (75 reviews)

"Clean property,polite helpful staff.nice location."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2019

Hotel Cathrin
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Spannort Inn
3 out of 5
Bahnhofstrasse 7, Engelberg
CA $130
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
4.3/5Excellent! (35 reviews)

Located near the slopes, this Engelberg pension is in the mountains and within a 10-minute walk of Titlis Glacier, Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort, and Engelberg ...

4.3/5Excellent! (35 reviews)
Great place and friendly staff

"Great practical place right in the middle of Engelberg. Walking distance from all amenities in town. The room was really clean and simple. Lots of power sockets and even USB ports to charge your devices. What a great touch! John, the gentleman who checked us in was really friendly and polite. Breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2018

Spannort Inn

Popular things to do in Engelberg

Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort
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Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort

This gorgeous alpine resort is best known for its very tall summit and its grand monastery. Ride a unique revolving cableway to appreciate majestic views.

Chapel Bridge
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Chapel Bridge

Enjoy “history with a view” amid the natural beauty of Lake Lucerne from Europe’s oldest covered bridge.

Swiss Transportation Museum
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Swiss Transportation Museum

Trains, planes and automobiles come to life through interactive exhibits in a vast collection at Lucerne’s transportation museum.

Top activities in Engelberg

Mount Titlis & Lucerne Day Trip
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Mount Titlis & Lucerne Day Trip

CA $212

Embark on an excursion to the one of the highest points in Switzerland. Journey to the mountain resort of Engelberg, where you board the Rotair, a revolving aerial cableway, for a 45-minute trip from the bottom of the green valley to the high alpine glacier region, where snow is guaranteed year-round.

Glacier Paradise & Titlis Half-Day Tour from Lucerne
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Glacier Paradise & Titlis Half-Day Tour from Lucerne

CA $176

Spend an afternoon at the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland on a tour that surrounds you with the spectacle of the Alps. This journey by road, cable car, and gondola brings you to the high mountain glaciers of Titlis, where you can admire some of Europe's greatest peaks around you.

Mount Titlis Day Trip from Zurich
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Mount Titlis Day Trip from Zurich

CA $212

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps from the Rotair revolving cable car that brings you up to a world of snow and glaciers. Atop the mountain, fantastic views of the snow-capped peaks and many different activities in this winter wonderland await you.

Mount Titlis day tour from Basel
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Mount Titlis day tour from Basel

CA $625

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you within 50 minutes to Lucern, where you will have to change on a local train.

Mount Titlis Day Trip from Lucerne
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Mount Titlis Day Trip from Lucerne

CA $176

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps from a revolving aerial cable car as it climbs to the summit of Mount Titlis. Here, you enter a winter wonderland covered in pristine snow and massive glaciers.

Lucerne & Engelberg Alpine Village Day Trip
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Lucerne & Engelberg Alpine Village Day Trip

CA $96

Visit 2 picture-perfect towns—Lucerne and Engelberg—after passing through the most beautiful natural landscape on the scenic route from Zurich. See Chapel Bridge and the lovely architecture in Lucerne, then continue to Engelberg to enjoy leisure time to hike and visit the cheese making facility.

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