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Holidays in Engelberg - Switzerland Nature's adventure playground

The high valley of Engelberg offers the opportunity for an action packed holiday, yet is also ideal for those who just want to relax and enjoy the stunning views. There are themed walking trails such as the mountain flower trail, the Brunni trail and the 'tickle' trail. There's also biking, canyoning, even an 18 hole golf course, where you can enjoy a round with an awe-inspiring mountain backdrop. The surrounding lakes - Härzlisee, Trübsee, Engstlensee, Tannensee and Melchsee offer beautiful scenery as well as rafting, fishing or simply relaxing under the 'big sky' in a rowing boat.

Benedictine monks gave Engelberg (Mountain of Angels) its name in the 12th century. Today, you can visit their famous monastery at the heart of Engelberg - founded in 1120 and rebuilt in 1740. It is still a working monastery and interesting guided tours are available so you can experience the incredible calming atmosphere of this unique place for yourself. Not to be missed is the rotating cable car to scenic Mount Titlis, with its year round blanket of snow. The historic town of Lucerne also makes for popular excursion from Engelberg, with its lake cruises, museums and famous Lion Monument just an hour away by train.

Click here for a recommended walk from Engelberg, with a mountain restaurant en route. 

Please call us on 0800 619 1200 to discuss your Engelberg holiday.  

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Your time in Engelberg - things to see and do

The mountains of Engelberg offer something for everyone. Peaceful Fürenalp is ideal for nature lovers and offers challenging climbing activities. Brunni is also great for young families, with an alpine water park, an exciting summer toboggan run and campfire areas for a leisurely al fresco lunch. There are several Buirebähnli in the area (small cable cars operated by farmers) which give access to unpsoilt countryside. The famous Mount Titlis has thrilling activities, from the Ice Flyer chairlift to Europe's highest suspension bridge to snowtubing at the Glacier Park. Even the journey up to Titlis on the rotating cable car is a wonderful experience with fantastic views.  

Venture down towards Lake Lucerne for a leisurely cruise with plenty of picturesque villages to visit for lunch, such as Stanstad, from where you reach the amazing open topped cable car to theStanserhorn. Beckenried is a stopping off point for the Klewenalp . Mounts Rigi and Pilatus can also be reached from the lake, offering lovely views. Please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the region has to offer.

Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card* which is valid all year and entitles you to a 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland. 


If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Tell Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! Valid April-October, it includes all your rail journeys across the region, as far as lively Interlaken and up to the alpine world of Realp and Gemsstock. Your lake cruises are all included as is the network of cable cars and mountain railways for visiting Pilatus, Rigi, Stanserhorn and Titlis.  


We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on how you plan to spend your time. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.

*except self drive holidays - may be purchased as an extra.

Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland


Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.


Engelberg is on the route of the Luzern-Engelberg Express and has easy connections via Lucerne to the Gotthard Panorama Express and the Luzern-Interlaken Express/GoldenPass Line.


If you prefer to be based solely in Engelberg, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed with the Tell Pass.

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