Engelberg, Cheese, Trübsee, and Mt. Titlis Discovery
The Best of Switzerland’s Lucerne, Engelberg, Mt. Titlis, Trubsee!
Offering private and small group tours.
Disclaimer: Maximum 16 people per small group tour.
Our only tour in Switzerland going through Engelberg. Though most of your time will be spent in the Engelberg region, it’s important to note that Lucerne is a picturesque city located in central Switzerland that offers a unique blend of historic charm and natural beauty. Lucerne Switzerland offers Medieval towns, artisan cheese, and stunning Swiss Alpine scenery as you journey to the heart of Lake Lucerne region. You’ll learn about the people behind Lucerne and Engelberg Medieval old towns, and sample some of Switzerland’s most authentic cheeses crafted in Switzerland. Glide to the top of Mount Titlis via cable cart and the TITLIS Rotair, the world’s first 360-degree rotating cable car, and lose yourself in Switzerland’s glacial caves, sky-high suspension bridges, and stunning Swiss Alpine wilderness.
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What’s Included in the Tour
- Private local guide
- Standard rail ticket
- Priority Mt. Titlis Cable car and Rotair pass
- Cheese tasting
Switzerland Tour Guides
- English – French
Lucerne & Engelberg Region, and Cheese!
Engelberg Switzerland is not far from the famed Lake Lucerne nestled in a beautiful valley towering with mountains that range 1000 meters. In the Lake Lucerne region, mount Titlis (3,239 meters) adorned with its glacier and mount Hahnen (2,600 meters) tower above the surrounding mountain ranges which makes Engelberg one of the top ski destinations within Switzerland – while in the summer it’s famed for its hiking, trekking, mountaineering, climbing, biking and even golf!
Engelberg Switzerland is locally famed for it’s unique and rustic feel… in fact, the Benedictine Monks and their monastery (dating back to 1120) have and continue to add to that aura mixed with Swiss architecture – the village definitely has it’s own pleasant feel… which explains Engelberg’s national quality seal “Families Welcome”, which features a special program just for the kids. In the summer, the toboggan run and the adventure playground are readily available for children – so if you are planning a trip to Engelberg with your family, this Swiss destination is it!
Key points of your tour in Switzerland to Engelberg, Trübsee, and Mt. Titlis:
- Learn the cheesemaking process and taste cheeses of Switzerland
- Board the famous TITLIS Rotair, and tour the unique site of Mt. Titlis
- Walkthrough the medieval old town of Lucerne (Optional)
- Journey through the iconic mountains of Switzerland
Engelberg Town Highlights
Engelberg region is a small mountain town located in central Switzerland, known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor activities and Cheese! Yes, Engelberg cheese is a traditional Swiss cheese that has been produced in the Engelberg Valley in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland since the 14th century. It is a hard cheese made from raw cow’s milk and is known for its nutty and slightly sweet flavor. And as for Mount Titlis and Trubsee, Mount Titlis is one of the most popular destinations in Switzerland, known for its breathtaking views, stunning glaciers, and unique attractions. While Trübsee is a small lake located in the municipality of Engelberg in Switzerland, near Mount Titlis.
1. Wellness and Relaxation in Engelberg: Engelberg has a range of wellness and relaxation options, including hot springs and spas where on could visit to unwind and absorb the alpine scenery.
2. Engelberg Festivals: Engelberg does host a range of local festivals throughout the year e.g. the Engelberg Music Festival and the Engelberg Carnival that features parades and traditional costumes.
3. Benedictine Monastery: Engelberg is home to a Benedictine monastery that dates back to the 12th century.
4. Cheese Making in Engelberg: Engelberg is well-known for its delicious cheese that you can learn more about the whole cheese-making process at the local cheese factory.
Some Engelberg Cheese Facts!
The cheese was originally made by the Benedictine monks who lived in the Engelberg Abbey, a monastery founded in 1120 – the monks used the milk from their own cows to produce cheese for themselves as well as to sell to the surrounding communities.
Over time, the production of Engelberg cheese became more organized, and in 1884, the Engelberg Cheese Cooperative was founded to regulate the production and sale of the cheese. Today, this cooperative sets strict quality standards and regulates the production of the Engelberg cheese to ensure that it remains true to its traditional methods and flavors.
Even till today, Engelberg cheese is being produced via the same methods. The continue to use the raw milk their cows that graze on the lush alpine pastures of the Engelberg Valley, to which they allow the cheese to age for a minimum of four months, and often up to a year or more, to develop its distinctive flavor and texture.
In addition to the traditional Engelberg cheese, there are also several other varieties that are produced in the region e.g. Engelberger Klosterglocke, Engelberger Rahmkäse and Engelberger Kräuter. Each of these cheeses has its own unique flavor and character, they are all beloved by cheese lovers around the world for their high quality and delicious taste.
Outdoor Highlights of Engelberg
5. Mount Titlis: Mount Titlis is one of the main attractions in Engelberg as it offers fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding mountains as well as a good range of outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and hiking. In addition, there is a cable car to the top of the mountain, which features the famous Titlis Cliff Walk and the Titlis Glacier Cave.
6. Outdoor Activities: In addition to Mount Titlis, Engelberg itself offers a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and paragliding as the town is also home to a number of ski resorts, making it a popular destination for winter sports.
Engelberg is indeed a charming Swiss mountain town that has a lot to offer the outdoor enthusiasts via its stunning scenery and cultural attractions, whether you’re interested in adventure sports, cultural experiences, or simply desiring a peaceful environment – Engelberg has it all!
Engelberg’s Importance to the Local Communities
Engelberg is important to the surrounding local communities as an economic center for the region as it provides employment opportunities via tourism, hospitality, and other industries. Locals have a long cultural history as Engelberg is an important cultural center for the region that is well documented via its museums, galleries, as well as via its cultural events that celebrate the local history and traditions. The town and its surrounding beauty have inspired many artists and writers over the years as its located within the heart of the Swiss Alps. Thus making it a popular destination for everyone, even for pilgrims! Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, dates back to the 12th century – this Abbey is still an active monastery today that attracts many guests from around the world.
Today, Engelberg is emerging as an important transportation hub for the region as well with several major highways and railway lines passing through the town. This provides locals with access to transportation options for commuting, travel, and commerce – which is good for Engelberg’s education institutions as it provides local students with access to educational opportunities that can lead to better career prospects. It also allows locals to have better health care facilities that includes hospitals, clinics, and medical centers, which provide medical care to local residents.
In summary, Engelberg is indeed an important Swiss alpine town for the local communities of the surrounding region via its economic, transportation, educational, health care, cultural, and spiritual benefits. Engelberg’s role as a winter sports destination, transportation hub, cultural and religious center, and educational hub has made it an important part of the region’s identity within Switzerland, and a great source of pride for its local residents.
Engelberg’s Culinary Scene
If you are planning a trip to Engelberg, and are planning to stay an extra day or two (or revisit on your own), then here is a “Starter List” that may help-out… Kindly do check recent reviews and online information for the most accurate and current information – as the culinary scene does indeed change.
1. Restaurant Yucatan
2. Restaurant Spannort
3. Restaurant TITLIS Bergrestaurant
4. Restaurant Bärghuis Jochpass
5. Restaurant Brasserie Konrad
6. Restaurant Gitz-Gädi
7. Restaurant A la Carte Eienwäldli
8. Restaurant Alpenclub
9. Restaurant Sporting
10. Restaurant Alpenrösli
11. Restaurant Waldegg
12. Restaurant Alpenclub Trübsee
13. Restaurant Bistro Kunigunde
14. Restaurant Bänklialp
15. Restaurant Fürenalp
16. Restaurant Ristis
17. Restaurant Edelweiss
18. Restaurant Alpenblick
19. Restaurant Grotto Birgit
20. Restaurant Berglodge Restaurant Ristis
21. Restaurant Engelbergertal
22. Restaurant Seeblick
23. Restaurant Jochpasshütte
24. Restaurant Fürenalp Bergrestaurant
25. Restaurant Fürenalp Berglodge
Engelberg’s Alpine Culture, Festivals and Events
Engelberg is a charming Swiss mountain village known for its beautiful alpine scenery, world-class skiing and hiking, and rich cultural heritage that is steeped in tradition and history. Notably, Engelberg has a fascinating tradition of alpine farming that has shaped many of the local customs and practices e.g., you can see local farmers leading their cows up to the alpine pastures in the spring and bringing them back down in the fall. This seasonal tradition is celebrated with festivals and parades e.g., the Alpabzug or the “Cow Procession” that celebrates the cows to which they are decorated with flowers and bells, or the “Älplerzmorge” breakfast with local farmers.
Engelberg’s Local Cuisine
During these local festival and events, one can enjoy the local culinary delights that Engelberg is famed for e.g,, alpine cheese, smoked meats, and traditional Swiss dishes like roesti and fondue. Engelberg also has a variety of other local dishes and the flavors of the region e.g., Älplermagronen (a type of Swiss mac and cheese made with potatoes and cheese), rösti (a crispy potato dish), and locally-made cheeses such as Engelberger Chügelipastete and Engelberger Älplerchäs.
Engelberg’s Monastery and its Fine Arts Collection
Being a small Swiss town, Engelberg has a long history of religious devotion, and the town’s renown attraction is the Benedictine monastery that dates back to the 12th century. The Benedictine monastery has a rich collection of art and artifacts, and if you desire, you can attend one of the daily masses or learn more about the history of the abbey.