Last Updated: 24th Aug 2013
Engelberg, Switzerland, is a one of the more famous and well known ski resort towns in Switzerland and is roughly half an hours drive (or train ride) from Lucerne in central Switzerland. During the winter it is a pumping ski village and at either end of the season you may still see skiers heading up the mountain for what can sometimes be year-round skiing.
The big attraction in the area is one of the most famous and visited mountains in the country – Mt Titlis. The summit is covered in snow year-round and can only be reached by a series of cable cars, including one of only two revolving cable cars in the world, the ‘Titlis Rotair’. The views from the top, like the rest of Swiss Alps, is simply indescribable. Titlis however boasts a whole range of extra activities like ice tubing and scooter rides down the mountain to go along with all the other regular hiking amongst the super-fresh Swiss mountain air.
The town itself is also home to a cheese factory in the local monastery where you can see Swiss cheese being made. Although it is only a town of around 3500 people, Engelberg is popular in the region and the nightlife here usually goes off every night of the week.