About Engelberg

The mountain of Angels
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The largest winter & summer holiday destination in central Switzerland.

Engelberg is situated in central Switzerland in the canton Obwalden. In the winter, Engelberg is a very popular ski resort with visitors from all over the world, although the village offers good hiking, biking and many more activities all year round. Make sure to have a look inside the beautiful Benedictine monastery founded in 1120, the Engelberg Abbey, located just next to our hotel.


  • Four Lake Hike – magnificent tour from glassy Lake Trübsee to deep-blue Engstlensee, on to the turquoise-colored Tannensee and the picturesque Melchsee.
  • With the rotating Titlis Rotair gondola to the eternal ice and the spectacular suspension bridge Titlis Cliff Walk, the Ice-Flyer and the Glacier Grotto. Fun on the slopes – snow is guaranteed between October and May and a 12-km ski run from the Titlis down to the valley is one of the longest downhills in the Alpine region.
  • Children’s paradise Brunni – a toboggan run, Globi’s water world, Globi‘s petting zoo at the Rigidal mountain inn, and the tickling path near Härzlisee – everything a child could want.
  • Freeriding and ski touring – spectacular downhill runs, such as Laub, Steinberg and Galtiberg make Engelberg the ultimate freeride heaven and for all those who don’t mind a bit of climbing, there are a number of fantastic ski tours.

Top Events

  • FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Engelberg – where the world’s ski jumping elite meets for the largest winter sport event in central Switzerland (December)
  • Fisherman's Friend Strongman Run – across slopes of scree, through ice-cold rivers, along deep chasms, and underneath barbed wire. This is the longest and toughest obstacle course in Switzerland (June)
  • Alpine Pop Music Festival – the pop music festival at Ristis has established itself and is now a fixed part of the summer music program in central Switzerland (August)
  • Rugghubelberglauf – unparalleled run against a majestic mountain backdrop. It starts in the village of Engelberg and finishes at the Rugghubel hut at 2,296 meters (August)
  • Titlis Mountain Trophy – climbing more than 2,000 meters on foot from the Engelberg base station to Gross-Titlis (3,238 meters) (August)