Railways

The cableways have shaped Engelberg-Titlis for many years. As a result, a number of records have been set in this area.

Switzerland's first chairlift from Trübsee to the Jochpass

The Trübsee-Jochpass ski lift was opened in winter 1943. From the summer of 1944, it transported guests up to the Jochpass in single chairs. This made it the first chairlift in Switzerland. In winter, however, it continued to operate as a ski lift.

In 1987, the bottom station of the lift burnt down due to a lightning strike. Subsequently, an all-season chairlift was built on the same spot.

Switzerland's first chairlift from Trübsee to the Jochpass

The Trübsee-Jochpass ski lift was opened in winter 1943. From the summer of 1944, it transported guests up to the Jochpass in single chairs. This made it the first chairlift in Switzerland. In winter, however, it continued to operate as a ski lift.

In 1987, the bottom station of the lift burnt down due to a lightning strike. Subsequently, an all-season chairlift was built on the same spot.

Switzerland's first chairlift from Trübsee to the Jochpass

The Trübsee-Jochpass ski lift was opened in winter 1943. From the summer of 1944, it transported guests up to the Jochpass in single chairs. This made it the first chairlift in Switzerland. In winter, however, it continued to operate as a ski lift.

In 1987, the bottom station of the lift burnt down due to a lightning strike. Subsequently, an all-season chairlift was built on the same spot.

Switzerland's first chairlift from Trübsee to the Jochpass

The Trübsee-Jochpass ski lift was opened in winter 1943. From the summer of 1944, it transported guests up to the Jochpass in single chairs. This made it the first chairlift in Switzerland. In winter, however, it continued to operate as a ski lift.

In 1987, the bottom station of the lift burnt down due to a lightning strike. Subsequently, an all-season chairlift was built on the same spot.

The world's first revolving aerial cableway from Stand to Titlis

From the Stand station, the unique Rotair gondola, which rotates 360° during the five-minute ride, takes you up to the Titlis.

The world's first revolving aerial cableway from Stand to Titlis

From the Stand station, the unique Rotair gondola, which rotates 360° during the five-minute ride, takes you up to the Titlis.

The world's first revolving aerial cableway from Stand to Titlis

From the Stand station, the unique Rotair gondola, which rotates 360° during the five-minute ride, takes you up to the Titlis.

The world's first revolving aerial cableway from Stand to Titlis

From the Stand station, the unique Rotair gondola, which rotates 360° during the five-minute ride, takes you up to the Titlis.

One of the highest cable car densities in the world

The Engelberg Valley has 40 cable cars and small cable cars, one of the highest densities of cable cars in the world.

One of the highest cable car densities in the world

The Engelberg Valley has 40 cable cars and small cable cars, one of the highest densities of cable cars in the world.

One of the highest cable car densities in the world

The Engelberg Valley has 40 cable cars and small cable cars, one of the highest densities of cable cars in the world.

One of the highest cable car densities in the world

The Engelberg Valley has 40 cable cars and small cable cars, one of the highest densities of cable cars in the world.

Brunni-Schonegg ski lift

With a gradient of 48%, the Brunni-Schonegg ski lift is the steepest ski lift in Switzerland. This lift transports winter sports enthusiasts up to 2,040 m.a.s.l.

Brunni-Schonegg ski lift

With a gradient of 48%, the Brunni-Schonegg ski lift is the steepest ski lift in Switzerland. This lift transports winter sports enthusiasts up to 2,040 m.a.s.l.

Brunni-Schonegg ski lift

With a gradient of 48%, the Brunni-Schonegg ski lift is the steepest ski lift in Switzerland. This lift transports winter sports enthusiasts up to 2,040 m.a.s.l.

Brunni-Schonegg ski lift

With a gradient of 48%, the Brunni-Schonegg ski lift is the steepest ski lift in Switzerland. This lift transports winter sports enthusiasts up to 2,040 m.a.s.l.

First Co2 neutral mountain railway operation in Switzerland

The Engelberg-Brunni aerial cableway is considered the first Co2 neutral mountain railway in Switzerland. This cable car was opened in 2008 and has an exclusive design with glass panels.

First Co2 neutral mountain railway operation in Switzerland

The Engelberg-Brunni aerial cableway is considered the first Co2 neutral mountain railway in Switzerland. This cable car was opened in 2008 and has an exclusive design with glass panels.

First Co2 neutral mountain railway operation in Switzerland

The Engelberg-Brunni aerial cableway is considered the first Co2 neutral mountain railway in Switzerland. This cable car was opened in 2008 and has an exclusive design with glass panels.

First Co2 neutral mountain railway operation in Switzerland

The Engelberg-Brunni aerial cableway is considered the first Co2 neutral mountain railway in Switzerland. This cable car was opened in 2008 and has an exclusive design with glass panels.

Skiing

The mountain destination of Engelberg-Titlis is very popular with
and international guests.

Longest winter season in Switzerland

Thanks to the glacier, the Engelberg-Titlis ski destination can guarantee the longest winter season in Switzerland. Skiing is possible every day from October to May.

Most telemark skiers per cubic metre of snow

Until the end of the 20th century, nowhere had as many telemark skiers per cubic metre of snow as Engelberg-Titlis, although this is probably still true today.

Hotel industry

The hoteliers have been very active for many years and are thus one of the reasons for Engelberg's successful tourism development.

Luxury hotels

In 1850, the first luxury hotels were built in Engelberg. These hotels were among the first in Switzerland to be equipped with electricity. This was thanks to the initiative of hoteliers who bought up the water rights in Engelberg and built their own power station.

Curiosities

Engelberg-Titlis has a multitude of historical curiosities.

Schwäne in Engelberg

Behind the former Hotel Regina Titlis there was a pond where there were probably swans. In a scaled-down form, there is still a lake behind the Swan Lake house where swans used to be released.

Engelberg Enclave

Engelberg is an enclave and does not border its own canton Obwalden, but rather Nidwalden, Uri and Bern.

End of the world

There is a restaurant at the end of the world.

Valley Mayor and Governor

Engelberg does not know the terms commune president and commune vice-president. They are called Talammann and Statthalter.

The Seven Springs and their karst water overflow system

The Seven Springs in the north-east of the village of Engelberg are the largest karst water springs in Obwalden. Over 6000l/s flow from the springs at high water. The inflow of this large karst water outlet is connected to other springs. The Seven Springs are merely the main outlet of a connected overflow system between 1020m and 1095m above sea level along the northern flank of the Horbistal. The highest spring outlets here, the Löcherflue springs, only spring to life during heavy high-altitude snowmelt and heavy precipitation. Then, however, huge masses of water can emerge from the karst aquifer and cause great damage. 

 

First Jochpass walking lift

In the summer of 1944, the Jochpass ski lift was also put into operation. In less than 20 minutes, guests could reach the top of the Joch at 2215 metres. The ski hoops were replaced by "special walker lift hoops" in the summer. This was considered a new sensation throughout Switzerland.