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THIS IS IT – This is Engelberg-Titlis

Crisp, clean mountain air fills your lungs, your gaze sweeps across majestic mountain peaks, your nose takes in the delicate scent of soil and Alpine flowers, and the silence is broken only by the harmonious ringing of cowbells. This is precisely what you have been seeking. You give a whoop of joy: This is it!

Rustic character and culture since 1120

Engelberg is located 25 km south of Lake Lucerne in a wide mountain valley at an altitude of around 1000 metres. At 3,239 metres, Titlis mountain with its glacier, and Hahnen mountain at 2,600 metres, are towering over the surrounding peaks. The Benedictine monastery was founded in 1120 and has a big impact on the life of the village, even today. Monks still live, work and teach there. In combination with the pleasant Swiss flair, the special architecture lends the village its very own charm.

6 reasons for spending family holidays in Engelberg?

During the holidays, the whole family hopes to have a great time and return home with wonderful memories. In Engelberg, that’s easy. As one of the sportiest family destinations in Switzerland, we offer a whole range of activities and experiences that add up to an unforgettable family holiday.

  • Easy accessibility

In one hour’s drive from Zurich to Engelberg and only 30 minutes later you are on Mount Titlis.

  • Family destination label since 1998
    The “Family Destination” label is only awarded to holiday destinations that streamline their offers to the needs and wishes of children. With family-friendly facilities and loads of enjoyable activities, these destinations (such as Engelberg) offer children and their parents plenty of fun, action, variety and relaxation.
  • Family programme

Every day there’s a new adventure awaiting you in Engelberg. There’s an attractive family programme of activities being offered once again.

  • Playgrounds and picnic areas

Engelberg has a range of adventure playgrounds that ensure excitement for the little ones. Also, Engelberg has numerous picnic spots, many alongside these playgrounds.

  • Hiking adventures for small and big alpinists

For your family you will find plenty of themed hiking trails in Engelberg. There are a total of 11 varied walking and hiking trails that are designed to be suitable for pushchairs.

Planning a mountain holiday? Let us inspire you!

Engelberg and its surrounding mountains offer an unbeatable range of leisure activities for a week’s holiday in the Alps. If you’re looking for inspiration, you need look no further. We have put together a week-long programme of countless wonderful experiences for families.


Morning: Cable-car ride up to Ristis 

“Globi’s Treasure Hunt” hike

Lunchtime: Picnic by the Härzlisee lake or lunch at the Brunni mountain hut

Playing, bathing and relaxing by the lake

Afternoon: Journey back down the valley, stopping off at Ristis

Time at Globi’s Alpine Playground and a ride on the summer toboggan run; journey back down to Engelberg 

Evening: Supper in the village or at your accommodation


Morning: (E-) bike adventure or a hike for the little ones

to the mountain restaurant Stäfeli

Lunchtime: Lunch at mountain restaurant Stäfeli

Afternoon: Short excursion by cable car up to Fürenalp

Enjoy a homemade pie on the sun deck of restaurant Fürenalp

Evening: Pizza in Engelberg

DAY 3 

Morning: Ride up the TITLIS, including Cliff Walk, Glacier Cave and Ice Flyer 

Lunchtime: Lunch at Trübsee mountain restaurant

Afternoon: Time at the Smugglers & Sumpters playground at Trübsee

Visit to the Trübsee Adventure Park with rowing and kayaking

Evening: Supper in the village or at your accommodation 


Morning: Ride on the funicular railway to Gerschnialp

A short walk to visit the Gerschnialp Alpine Dairy

A short hike to Untertrübsee

Lunchtime: Lunch in the Untertrübsee restaurant, followed by an exhilarating ride on the Trottibike scooter down to Engelberg

Afternoon: A refreshing dip in Sonnenberg swimming pool

Evening: Visit to the cinema 

DAY 5 

Morning: Visit to the Rope Park

Lunchtime: Barbecue by the River Aa

Afternoon: Time at the Robinson water playground in Horbis

Evening: Farewell supper in the village

Are you convinced? Or do you need more inspiration? Discover more: www.engelberg.ch/en/summer. See you soon in Engelberg!

Copyright all photos: Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus

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