The name Engelberg translates to Angel Mountain. It’s one of the region’s best ski resorts, with easy access from both Lucerne and Zürich. It’s also the best place to base yourself if you plan to explore Titlis for more than a day.
Skiing/snowboarding is available year-round here, thanks to Titlis glacier. In winter, for those not wanting to tax themselves too harshly, we suggest skiing on the Brunni slopes, which catch the sun and are less grueling than the Titlis runs.
Titlis has the great pistes, but is often in the shade and can get very cold, which can be a leading cause of fatigue in weaker skiers. One leg-busting run connects Titlis to Engelberg and has a total length of 12km (7.5mi), with a total descent of 2000m (6561ft)!
Beginners are advised to start at Trübsee, which is one of the stations on the cable car ride up the mountain. Other winter activities such as snowshoeing, sledging and hiking are great at Fürenalp. In summer, this place has a lovely children’s playground and it’s also the home of a via ferrata.
Sightseeing options in Engelberg itself include its Benedictine monastery, which has an elaborate 18th-century baroque church. There’s also a cheese-marking display on the premises.
You will find plenty of accommodation and eating options in Engelberg, although our pick (for both) is the excellent Ski Lodge Engelberg. For adventure/extreme sports, seek out Engelberg Mountain Guide for year-round activities.