After enjoying the one-hour Rotair ride of our life from Engelberg, we finally arrived at the Mount Titlis Station. At first glimpse, Titlis is a small station featuring a remarkable terrace with the views. Otherwise, it’s a fragment of the Urner Alps of Switzerland, which, was the first region to introduce cable car rides 10,623 ft above sea level. Also, being the highest summit between Engelberg and Central Switzerland, Mount Titlis exhibits the best of Alpine beauty. Well, it’s also popular because of the Bollywood blockbuster DDLJ, with the cutout of SRK and Kajol emanating Mount Titlis entrance, marking the interminable success of the movie. But, arriving here is the ultimate pleasure of leisure.
Succumbing chilly climate amidst gigantic-glacier mountains, we set out to film Wendenstock or Nollen, the former names of Mount Titlis. Names that were inspired by the neighboring peaks standing a tad taller than Mount Titlis. In the 14th-century, Mount Titlis was Tuttelsberg, named after a local farmer Tutilos. That changed to Titlisberg and then Titlis! Titlis may have been, climbed in the 17th-century, however, it wasn’t until the early 19th-century that the cable cars were introduced. At first, the cable car ran from Klein to Titlis but, the government extended the tracks with time.
But, it’s recently in 2012 that the Swiss authorities opened the Titlis cliff walk for public viewing. Therefore, arriving here in 2016 was a bonus! Not to mention, the Cliff Walk is the highest elevation suspension bridge in the whole of Europe. Having said that we bet the snow-lathered views of Titlis on-display are incapable of being matched. On our visit to Titlis, we also took out time to explore the glacier cave inhabited by an incredible amount of ice art.
We will talk about it in a separate article, but, at Titlis most of our time was spent clicking pictures, soaking scenic beauty, hopping souvenir stores, and getting a hot cup of coffee at the on-site restaurant. Our summer trip also tapped into the entertainment opportunities around Titlis. And we found the best activities to try in this area are Titlis Scooter ride, Trott biking, mountain biking, and hiking to the flower trails. Arrive early to capture, as much as, you can and don’t forget to try the traditional Swiss cheese or chocolate fondue before you leave.