Engelberg offers you almost limitless possibilities to enjoy the beautiful nature, the mountains and the village - a mountain vacation as one dreams of. If you want to experience even more "Switzerland", you can make great excursions from Engelberg. Here are some suggestions in the region of Lucerne and Lake Lucerne.
Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate - ChocoWelt - An excursion for the whole family You dive into the world of indulgence and experience the world of chocolate with all your senses. Learn all about the history of chocolate and the production of our tempting house specialities on an interactive tour.
Adventure Arena Luzern
The new gaming experience, now also in Switzerland. 20 rooms with various quests and challenges. Action & fun for young and old.
Get off the sofa and into the adventure! Your team of 2 to 6 players will dive deep into a story. Your goal: solve the riddles, unravel the mystery, save the world!
Swiss Holiday Park
Simply an experience! The Swiss Holiday Park is the largest holiday and leisure resort in Switzerland. Wellness & spa, sports & games, trails and a wide range of culinary delights in four restaurants - an offer for young and old.
At the back of the wildly romantic Lorzentobel, you can climb into the underworld. The Höllgrotten show magical stalactite caves. 6000 years old - but staged in a modern way. Unique, fairytale-like and fascinating. Small lakes, stalagmites and stalactites form the underground magic kingdom. The ideal excursion for families, schools and clubs.
Zoo / Animal Parks
Would you like to get up close and personal with fascinating animals or learn more about species and nature conservation? Then these destinations are just the right choice:
Museums / Culture
Learn more about the past times in one of the various museums or memorials in Central Switzerland.
The Nidwalden Museum displays a collection of objects and works of art in the Winkelriedhaus that document the art and cultural history of the canton of Nidwalden. The pavilion offers space for contemporary temporary exhibitions.
The Winkelried Monument consists of the group of three made of Carrara marble created by Ferdinand Schlöth and the sandstone hall built by Ferdinand Stadler.
Visit the temporary or permanent exhibition in the salt magazine of the Nidwalden Museum and learn more about the culture and history of the canton of Nidwalden.
Hidden in the middle of the mighty rock is a secret place where soldiers entrenched themselves behind thick concrete and embrasures during the Second World War. The Fürigen Fortress is now part of the Nidwalden Museum and is open from the beginning of April to the end of October.
Glasi Hergiswil is the only glassworks in Switzerland that processes glass by mouth and hand into contemporary and unique shapes.
Theatre, exhibitions and events offer gripping experiences of the region's cultural history. Every day, our actors and actresses perform theatre tours with cultural history content in the museum warehouse.
Natural History Museum
The Lucerne Nature Museum is an attractive and lively hands-on natural history museum. Different areas of animate and inanimate nature are explained to you on three floors.
Ballenberg Open-Air Museum
Experience Switzerland - the outdoor museum! 109 historic buildings from all parts of Switzerland, more than 200 farm animals and old crafts: at Ballenberg you can discover Switzerland with all your senses.
Lion MonumentCarved in stone and yet deceptively real - the world-famous Lion Monument in the city of Lucerne has been impressing people from near and far for many years. But the imposing stone lion is more than "just" a monument.
The century-long construction "Rock World" is completed and accessible to Gletschergarten visitors. As soon as you enter the imposing entrance portal, the rock begins to tell its story and reveal its secrets - from the formation of the Lucerne sandstone on the seashore, to its unfolding into the Alpine mountains, to its modelling by the glaciers of the Ice Age.
Lake Lucerne is only about 30 minutes away by car. Many sights await you there, which offer you the perfect contrast to your mountain vacation.
It is the medieval landmark of Lucerne and was built in the 13th century as a city fortification. Originally, an inner and an outer ring protected the city from enemy attacks.
The Musegg Wall is still 870m long, approx. 9m high and 1.5m wide. This makes it the longest city wall preserved in one piece in Switzerland.
Shopping & Sightseeing
Shopping enthusiasts and bon vivants will not miss out in Lucerne. Numerous shops, restaurants and cafés invite you to linger.
Foxtrail - Follow the trail of the fox with your family, friends or work colleagues in central Switzerland.
Lake Lucerne boat trip
From the nostalgic steamship with art nouveau saloon to the ultra-modern yacht with convertible roof. The fleet of the Lake Lucerne Navigation Company (SGV) AG offers something for everyone with its 5 paddle steamers and 14 motor ships.
"Chugelibahn" Glasi Hergiswil
The 7-metre-high marble run was made from many glasses from the Glasi collection by artist Alex Schmid. Glass balls to play with are available from the vending machine or in the Glasi shops.
Sculpture Park Ennetbürgen
Embedded in the world of mountains and lakes, 39 sculptures by renowned artists are ready and waiting in the Ennetbürger Allmend for explorers, families and those interested in culture. The approximately three-kilometre-long walk in the Ennetbürgen Sculpture Park is worth a visit in any weather and at any time of year.
On the track of nature.