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Where in the world: Europe  /  Switzerland  /  Canton of Obwalden  /  Engelberg

Top 15 things to do in Engelberg

1. Titlis

At Titlis you'll have year-round access to a world-class ski resort, including Europe's highest suspension bridge. Ride up the mountain on the world's first revolving cable car; the final station, containing several shops and restaurants, serves as the starting point for hikes to the 3,239 m (10,623 ft) summit--the highest in central Switzerland. Walk across the suspension bridge for unobstructed views of the Alpine mountaintops and surrounding glaciers. If you don't feel like tackling the challenging scramble to the very top, take the chair lift to the nearby freestyle park, where you can ski and snowboard year-round.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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2. Titlis Cliff Walk

The Titlis Cliff Walk is a pedestrian bridge along the cliff of Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps. Built at around 3,000 m (9,800 ft) above sea level, it is believed to be the highest-elevation suspension bridge in Europe. It broke the record held by Salbit Bridge, also located in Switzerland. The bridge spans a distance of around 100 m (320 ft) but is just 1 m (3 ft) wide.
The project was designed as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Engelberg–Gerschnialp funicular railway in January 1913. It was officially opened on 7 December 2012 during a snow storm, leaving dignitaries from 15 countries unable to see more than just a few metres; the public opening occurred a day later.
Constructed over a period of five months, the bridge was built when weather conditions permitted. It was designed to withstand winds that reach over 190 km/h (120 mph) as well as significant snowfall, with a spokesman for Titlis Engelberg ski resort explaining that it can cope with around 450 tonnes (500 short tons) of snow. Much of the material used in construction was transported on cable cars, with larger sections being delivered by helicopter.
At a cost of around £1 million, it is hoped that the bridge will become a significant tourist attraction, particularly during the warmer months. In the first two weeks of it being opened, around 500 visitors crossed the bridge. Media reports called it the "world's scariest bridge" and Switzerland Tourism called it "a high-adrenaline kind of new adventure". The ski resort spokesman claims that the bridge is "100 percent safe" and explains that it is "really impossible to fall from the bridge".
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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4. Lake Trubsee

Trübsee is an intermediate cable car station by the Titlis Bergbahnen, Trüebsee is an Alpine lake on the Ober Trüebsee Alpine pasture in the upper part of the extensive municipality of Wolfenschiessen in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden. The lake lies at the foot of the Titlis above the village resort of Engelberg. It can be reached from the village by cable car, or via several alpine walking paths, e.g. the Pfaffenwand.The lake is a hydroelectric reservoir, providing water to the underground power station Trübsee near Engelberg, before flowing into the lake Eugenisee.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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6. Engelberg Fuerenalp

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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7. Lake Brienz, Brienz

Visit the clear turquoise waters of Lake Brienz, located just north of the Alps. The towering Swiss Alps border the lake, with the town of Brienz nestled in the eastern section. One of the best ways to explore the 14 km (8.7 mi) long lake is by boat--passenger ships have been in operation since 1839. The lake also serves as a great starting point for hikes around the area and into the surrounding mountains. One of the most popular walks runs along the southern bank of the lake from Bonigen to Giessbach through Iseltwald.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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8. Tal Museum Engelberg

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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9. Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg

Active Snow Team guarantees the finest, most modern private teaching in German, English, French, Italian and/or Dutch.

We believe skiing and snowboading do not have to be difficult if taught well.

We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients progress well, whilst feeling safe and having fun on the mountain. Take lessons with us today and you will still be benefiting from it and enjoying it for years! Check out our website www.active-snow-team.ch
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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10. Zwergenweg Magisalp-Bidmi, Hasliberg

Suggested duration: 8 hours
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11. Teufelsbrucke, Andermatt

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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13. Chur-Brambruesch, Chur

Suggested duration: 6 hours
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