Facts & Figures

Could anywhere be more heavenly?

Engelberg – Welcome to heaven – to the summer and winter holiday paradise at 1050 meters above sea level. This friendly village is characterised by the special charm of its Benedictine Monastery, wonderful unspoiled countryside and an impressive mountain backdrop. An extensive cable car system takes you in all directions, while good restaurants cosy mountain huts and accommodations to suit all tastes await you.

In the heart of Switzerland

Engelberg, situated in the centre of Switzerland, can be reached easily: it’s 20 km from the motorway A2, and for train enthusiasts a comfortable ride on the Central Railway from Lucerne straight to Engelberg.

First Impressions

  • in the heart of Central Switzerland, 1’050–3’020 m in Canton Obwalden
  • only 90 km from Zurich-Kloten (airport) and 35 km from Lucerne
  • approx. 4'274 locals
  • annually over 800'000 overnight stays
  • Economical structure: 76.2% service industry, 15.6% trade, 8.2% farming & forestry

History of the village and the monastery

  • largest holiday and leisure centre in Central Switzerland
  • 1120 foundation of Benedictine monastery by Konrad von Sellenbüren
  • 1744 first ascent of Titlis
  • Enclave of Canton Obwalden since the French revolution
  • from 1912 opening of Titlis cableways
  • 1992 opening of first revolving cable car in the world – ROTAIR
  • Monastery library

Pure culture

  • Benedictine monastery with guided tours
  • Monastery church in baroque style
  • Cheese-making displayed at Engelberg monastery
  • Concerts in Kurpark and monastery
  • Valley museum – insight into local customs and history of tourism

Hotels: Board & Lodging with charm

  • local and international specialities in many restaurants
  • Bars, pubs and discos
  • 1’991 hotel beds, 339 guesthouse beds, 1’148 beds in dormitory accommodation und approx. 200 holiday flats, camp site open all year round.

Congress / Conferences / Seminares

Engelberg is most suitable for large events, seminars and conferences, and offers complete supporting programme.

 

Mountain Trips

  • Fürenalp (1’850 m.) – the hidden beauty of Engelberg
  • Brunni (2’040 m.) – sunny excursions for walkers, climbers, hang-gliders and families
  • Titlis (3’020 m.) – highest viewpoint in Central Switzerland with Ice Flyer, Cliff Walk, Fun Lift and glacial grotto.

Attractive winter sport facilities

  • Snow sports all year round – 25 lifts, 82 km ski runs, 2000 m drop
  • 35 km cross-country ski tracks
  • 7 km toboggan runs
  • 49 km winter hiking trails
  • Outdoor activities: igloo construction, ice climbing, avalanche and free ride course, ski & snowboard tours, etc.

Attractive summer sport facilities

  • Attractive paragliding area
  • 360 km hiking paths
  • mountain bike trails
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Helsana Nordic Walking trails & instruction
  • 5 via ferrata for beginner and advanced
  • More outdoor activities such as suspension rope park Engelberg, kayaking, summer toboggan run, glacier trekking and glacier fox

More activities all year round

  • Indoor: curling, tennis, badminton, climbing and skating
  • International sport events such as Ski-jumping competition, etc.
  • attractive guided activities for all ages: Nordic walking, Skiing tours, Fun Course, Pony rides, adventure in the forest, abseiling, painting, baking, etc.

Wellness / Baths

  • Indoor & outdoor bathing Sonnenberg
  • Rock bathing and wellness park Eienwäldli
  • Wellness and health spa in Hotel Waldegg
  • swimming pool and Sauna at Ramada Hotel

Contact

Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG

Klosterstrasse 3
Postfach 149
CH-6391 Engelberg

+41 41 639 77 77

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