Towering Titlis (3238m, 10,623ft) is the highest mountain in central Switzerland and a magnet for tourists eager to lap up some of the country’s most splendid scenery.
The Titlis Rotair, the world’s first revolving cable car, affords passengers some jaw-dropping (and truth be told, stomach-dropping) views. To get here, you’ll take two cable cars and a gondola to 2450m (8038ft) before changing to the Rotair, which rises to an altitude of 3012m (9882ft).
Once there you’ll find a stunning terrace and the chance to hike to Titlis’s summit (wear warm, solid footwear). There’s also an Ice Flyer chairlift, which flies over glacier crevasses and some pretty out-there retail opportunities (world’s highest watch store anyone?).
In December 2012 the list of attractions was supplemented by the Titlis Cliff Walk, Europe’s highest suspension bridge at over 3000m (10,000ft) and suspended some 1500m (457m) above the glacier. Weather permitting, you’ll have views of Titlis’s south face and over to Italy.
Skiing and snowboarding are superb, and runs include a 12km-long 2000m descent from Titlis into Engelberg. A one-day ski pass costs CHF62 per adult and gear can be rented at the valley station. There’s also an Obstacle Park and snow tubing on offer, plus winter hiking.
Summer activities include excellent hiking and mountain biking.