Engelberg is one of the most phenomenal destinations in the heart of Switzerland. From tranquil lakes to traditional wooden homes, this alpine town of Engelberg is home to incredible attractions. A short drive in and out of this village will allow you to immerse in acres and acres of lush pastures complemented by snow-clad mountains and excellent weather. Merely being in this town will throb your hearts with a thrill. I think alpine countryside has that effect on everyone. However, Engelberg is also a medieval city boasting iconic landmarks, banking and finance corporates, monasteries and chocolate and watch stores. In the heart of Engelberg is the calming 12th-century monastery and nearby, Trübsee, a glacial lake. While moving forward, there are trails that weave up to Mount Titlis.
For anyone who wants to take a revolving Titlis Rotair Gondola to the summit, Engelberg becomes a mandated stop. In this alpine town, you will also find Ski trails that run zigzag down and steep face of Rigidalstock mountain lined with climbing ladders.
How to get to Engelberg from Lucerne, Interlaken, and Lake Trübsee
You can reach Engelberg from Lucerne in 40 minutes by car and in 60 minutes by train. From Interlaken, you can reach Engelberg in 1.30 Hours by car and in 3 Hours by train. Trübsee to Engelberg is a 40 minutes journey by train.
Surrounded by magnanimous glacier mountains, Engelberg gradually draws you in. Especially if you are here to navigate the glacier mountains of Mount Titlis, the snow paradise of Switzerland. Along the way, you will meet many tourists who arrive in this Swiss Village before they pave their way to Mt. Titlis and the four lakes surrounding it. Hence, you won’t be lost if you are here for the same reasons.
Engelberg to Titlis ticket counter is a 10-minute drive. A summer visit from June to September will also entitle you to light drizzles. The fine drops of rain make everything bright and shining. The Titlis ticket counter is also not much crowded as most people make an advance booking before arriving here. After securing your tickets, climb up the stairs that lead to the Air Tram hallway.
After a short wait, you will notice the beautiful, black-tinted Cable Cars heading your way. When it’s your turn, the Cable Car gate will open and you may jump in to secure your cushioned seating. The adrenaline will kick in, as soon as, the Cable Car begins to move. In the next hour, you will find yourself air drifting amidst mystical pine forests and stunning Swiss lakes. On and off, a sighting of Swiss homes and cows will usher the Swiss countryside vibes. All along, you will also be able to see other cable cars roving on the parallel ropeways. Fascinatingly, the backside of each car features flags of different countries emitting a revolutionary message.
Engelberg-Titlis: One Way (€ 62, ₹ 4500) | Return is €86 or ₹6300
Three days Hiking Pass Engelberg to Titlis for 1 Adult is €70 or ₹5200
Three days Biking Pass Engelberg to Titlis for 1 Adult is €61 or ₹4500
In these sixty minutes, you enter and emerge out of the ice fog multiple times; each time to a view that features the greenest dew-induced forests. About the cable cars, the first one was operated in 1927. Meaning, tourists have been enjoying these marvellous views ever since the early nineteenth century. To keep you warm, these cable cars are fitted with an effective heating system. Also, the rotating axis allows you to get a 360-degree view of the splendid Swiss panoramas. Believe you me, it only gets better as you approach the deep glacier ice mountains steeped in the magical tales of snow. The last 5-minutes of this trip is when you actually get close to Titlis’s snow-cloaked peaks. Although shortly the postcard-perfect snowscapes ploddingly disappear, as the cable car approaches the sleek yellow metallic pillars, resting against a red station drop-back.
This is it – you have arrived 3000 meters above the ground level at Mount Titlis, the highest summit of the Northern Range of the Susten Pass.