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EngelbergSwitzerland

Find a centuries-old monastery village surrounded by majestic glacial landscapes and mirror-like lakes in Central Switzerland’s “Mountain of Angels.”

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.

Top Hotels in Engelberg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
H+ Hotel & SPA Engelberg
H+ Hotel & SPA Engelberg
4 out of 5
Dorfstraße 33, Engelberg, OW
$181
per night
Apr 23 - Apr 24

Located in the heart of Engelberg, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Engelberg Abbey and Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort. Titlis Glacier and Unter Trübsee ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (309 reviews)

"Staff very friendly and accommodating. Nice size room."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

H+ Hotel & SPA Engelberg
H+ Hotel Sonnwendhof Engelberg
H+ Hotel Sonnwendhof Engelberg
3 out of 5
Gerschniweg 1, Engelberg, OW
$146
per night
Apr 20 - Apr 21

Situated in Engelberg, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Titlis Glacier and Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort. Engelberg Abbey and Unter Trübsee are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (164 reviews)
Value for Money

"Overall a good Stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

H+ Hotel Sonnwendhof Engelberg
Hotel Central
Hotel Central
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 48, Engelberg, OW

Located in the heart of Engelberg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Titlis Glacier and Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort. Engelberg Abbey and Unter Trübsee ...

4.2/5Very Good! (89 reviews)
Great comfortable stay

"I stayed in a standard single room for 2 nights. The room is very small but the bathroom was decent sized. It was a comfortable stay but I give it 4 out of 5 for comfort only because of the room size. Other than that, it was very good. The room was very clean and modern. The hotel location was also ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

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Popular things to do in Engelberg

Mount Titlis
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Mount Titlis

4.5/5(66 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Mount Titlis, a top ski area in Oberhasli. Discover the mountain views and spas in this quaint area.

Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort
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Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort

5/5(25 reviews)

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.

Titlis Suspension Bridge
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Titlis Suspension Bridge

You can find out about the history of Oberhasli with a visit to Titlis Suspension Bridge. Discover the spas in this quaint area, or seek out its ski slopes.

Top activities in Engelberg

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

$553
Per adult
Mount Titlis day tour from Zurich
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Mount Titlis day tour from Zurich

$556
Per adult
Mount Titlis day tour from Lucerne
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Mount Titlis day tour from Lucerne

$482
Per adult
Mount Titlis - small group tour - starts in Lucerne
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Mount Titlis - small group tour - starts in Lucerne

$307
Per adult
Engelberg Ski Rental Evolution Package
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Engelberg Ski Rental Evolution Package

$51
Per adult
Departure Private Transfer Engelberg or Interlaken to Zurich Airport ZRH by Car
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Departure Private Transfer Engelberg or Interlaken to Zurich Airport ZRH by Car

$158
Per adult

Reviews of Engelberg

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Aug 22, 2019

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Apr 18, 2019

Beautiful, friendly little town with gorgeous mountains everywhere!

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 1, 2019

World class skiing.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 3, 2019

It’s a great mountain town and though I am not a skier I’m sure it’s a skiers paradise they were abound for the mountain!

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