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Engelberg
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Engelberg featuring a small town or village and a square or plaza

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.

Hotel Schweizerhof Engelberg
Hotel Schweizerhof Engelberg
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 42, Engelberg, OW
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The price is $155 per night from May 23 to May 24
Located near the slopes, this Engelberg hotel is in the mountains and within a 10-minute walk of Titlis Glacier, Engelberg Abbey, and Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (180 reviews)
3-day-stay at Engelberg
"Friendly staff. The quickly put in an extra bed for a visitor on my request. Staff personally guided me through the gym at the hotel (the gym is very small and has only the very basics). Hotel is located about 1 min walk from the train station which was convenient for me as I had several pieces of ..."

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Hotel Schweizerhof Engelberg
H+ Hotel & SPA Engelberg
H+ Hotel & SPA Engelberg
4 out of 5
Dorfstraße 33, Engelberg, OW
The price is $185 per night from May 5 to May 6
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! (385 reviews)
Lovely stay
"Everything about the hotel is great for a summer trip; room and bathroom were both good size and fresh . Close to transport and cable cars; staff are friendly and helpful. The spa is surprisingly pleasant - lovely pool, with sauna and steam room. Breakfast is basic with small but good selection of ..."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

H+ Hotel & SPA Engelberg
Belmont
Belmont
3 out of 5
Dorfstrasse 54, Engelberg, OW
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Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Titlis Glacier and Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort. Engelberg Abbey and Unter Trübsee are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (136 reviews)
Good access to Titlis skiing
"Nice clean hotel. The only downside was that the proprietor was not around much. He answered his phone, though, so we could make arrangements that I otherwise would have liked to make in person face-to-face. The location is good. Free ski-buss stops in front of then hotel and runs every 30 minutes ..."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Belmont
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Eugenia Haus
Eugenia Haus
3.5 out of 5
Rainstrasse 40, Engelberg, Obwalden
Situated in the mountains, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Titlis Glacier and Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort. Engelberg Abbey and Unter Trübsee are also ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Fint hus, og hyggelige utleiere. Fantastisk beliggenhet med utsikt til mount Titlis i innglasset vinterhage. Kan spise frokost og se på de vakre fjellene."

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Eugenia Haus
Apartment Am Dürrbach 5/517 in Engelberg - 2 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Apartment Am Dürrbach 5/517 in Engelberg - 2 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden
Situated in Engelberg, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Engelberg Abbey and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort. Titlis Glacier and ...
Apartment Am Dürrbach 5/517 in Engelberg - 2 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Apartment Titlis Resort Wohnung 302 in Engelberg - 4 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Apartment Titlis Resort Wohnung 302 in Engelberg - 4 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden
Situated in Engelberg, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Titlis Glacier and Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort. Engelberg Abbey and Unter Trübsee ...
Apartment Titlis Resort Wohnung 302 in Engelberg - 4 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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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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