Engelberg Overview

Engelberg is an enchanting resort village located in a mountain valley 25 km from Lake Lucerne. Its distinct rustic charm is what attracts travellers from across the globe and makes it one of the most popular winter and summer holiday destinations in Switzerland.

The village itself is built around a monastery and offers a wide range of activities for the visitors here. Its proximity to Mount Titlis and Mount Hahnen makes this village resort one of the top ski destinations in the region. It offers diverse skiing and free ride opportunities for enthusiasts of the sport of all levels. Include this in your Switzerland package because this picturesque village ensures an unforgettable alpine experience, blending winter sports thrill with the charm of its serene surroundings.

It is spread over an area of 2000 meters and offers fantastic conditions for snowboarding, sledding, cross country skiing and a whole variety of winter festivities and activities. In summers, Engelberg becomes a haven for hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, biking and golf. 

The Benedictine Monastery established in 1120 here is still a very important part of the village and to this day there are still monks living here. Engelberg is also a wonderful holiday destination for families and there are several activities that would enthral adults and children alike.

The Brunni area has many activities to keep the most restless teenager occupied. There is a huge playground, a toboggan run, Globi treasure hunt and the barefoot trail.

How To Reach

By Train:
The most convenient way to reach Engelberg is by train which can be boarded from Zurich. There is one leaving every half hour and the journey takes about two hours. 

By Air:
Engelberg does not have its own airport and if you are travelling by air then you need to take a flight to Zurich, Geneva or Basel and then board a direct train to Engelberg from any of these cities. 

By Road:
You can travel by road to Engelberg and enjoy the scenic route of Motorway A2 Basel to Gotthard and take the exit at the Stans-Süd.

Best Time To Visit

If you want to hit the slopes and indulge in skiing and other snow activities then December to February is the best time to visit Engelberg. The average temperature at this time is 5°C during the day and it drops to about 0.1°C at night.  This is the best time to enjoy the ski slopes of Mount Titlis and other places.

Summers in Engelberg is between June to August and it is one of the busiest and best seasons for tourists. With temperatures ranging between 21°C to 11°C, this is the best time to enjoy the outdoor activities in Engelberg. This is also an excellent time to explore all the major attractions that this wonderful resort village has to offer.

Other Essential Information

Travellers Tips to Visit Engelberg

- If you are visiting the Titlis Golfcourse then make sure you know the dress code. Blue jeans and crop tops are not allowed here.

Pack tissues, paper towels and wet wipes as these are difficult to find here.

Pack an emergency first aid kit with essential medications for minor ailments such as headache, upset stomach, personal hygiene products, antiseptic creams, pain killers, etc. 

Do not forget to try out the local delicacies such as Rösti, Raclette, Birchermüesli, Älplermagronen and many more.

Visit the glass factory to buy the best glass souvenirs you can find here.
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Engelberg FAQs

How far is Engelberg from Zurich?

The distance from Zurich to Engelberg is 62km and the road distance is 89km. If you are travelling by train, it takes approximately 2 hours and 6 minutes to cover the distance. If you are travelling by road then it would take approximately 1 hour and 9 minutes.

How high is Engelberg?

Engelberg is an alpine village located at an elevation of 1013m above sea level.

How far is Engelberg from Lucerne?

Engelberg is 26 km from Lucerne and the road distance is 36.1 km.

Is Engelberg worth visiting?

Engelberg is a perfect weekend getaway from Zurich and it is definitely worth the visit. It is the best place if you want to experience the true Swiss Alpine scenery and mountain life. It has some of the best things to do from skiing in Mount Titlis to riding the gondola to visiting churches, tasting authentic Swiss cheese and other authentic Swiss delicacies, glass factory visits, golf course, activity park, hiking, trekking, mountaineering and so much more.

How do I get to Mount Titlis from Engelberg?

From Engelberg board a bus that takes you to the 8-seater Titlis Xpress gondola cable car. The cable car will take you to the Stand which is a midway station. From the Stand board, the Titlis Rotair which will take you to the summit at 3020 meters above sea level.

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