Titlis is a mountain located in Uri, in the canton of Obwalden. The Titlis has a height of 3’238 m, but stands out among many other peaks above 3’000 m, as this is where the Titlis Rotair, the spectacular and scenically attractive revolving gondola lift from Engelberg starts.
More precisely, it reaches the Klein Titlis at 3’028 m and besides the great alpine panorama that can be enjoyed from here, you can do some of the most spectacular activities in the Alps, such as the Ice Flyer or the Titlis Cliff Walk.
Prepare yourself for a spectacular day in the Swiss Alps, at the height of other major events such as the Jungfrau or Pilatus.
The Titlis has everything to be what it is, a highlight of the Alps, unforgettable views, a snow fun, a glacier, an amazing suspension bridge that attracts many people and, of course tourists. So here is our first tip: get up early and leave before 9 am, then save yourself endless queues and your experience in the Titlis will be unforgettable.
How do you get the Titlis?
The cable car to the summit of the Little Titlis is located in Engelberg, a charming alpine resort nestled in the valley of the same name and ideal for a holiday in Central Switzerland.
Engelberg is located roughly 35 km from Lucerne and is easily accessible by car. Just at the entrance of the village and after passing the lake, turn right and reach the valley station of the Titlis.
If you are staying in a hotel or near Lucerne, you can also take a direct train from Lucerne Central Station to Engelberg.
It takes about 45 minutes to get to the top. The cable car from Engelberg (1’000m) reaches Gerschnialp (1’300m) in 4 minutes and further to Trübsee (1’800m) in about 17 minutes. During the ride, there is a wonderful view of the Engelberger See, and the mountain slopes are covered with a beautiful green blanket of grass in summer, which contrasts with the blue sky.
In Trübsee you need to take the funicular. The last cable car station is the Jochpass (2200 m), from where you climb the famous Titlis Rotair. The cable car is also large and has panoramic windows through which you can observe the fantastic landscape.
What to do on the Titlis Rotair?
The top station has 5 levels, between which you can find various shops, restaurants or attractions. You can go directly to level 5, where the main visits of the Titlis are located.
- Stotzig-Ei viewpoint: When you leave the 5th level, the first thing you see is a lot of snow and a footbridge leading to the suspension bridge and the chairlift. However, if you first turn right and walk up in the snow for five minutes, you will reach this footbridge, which offers an impressive view of the Swiss Alps and the suspension bridge.
- Titlis Cliff Walk: One of the highlights of Switzerland is presented under this attractive name. It is a suspension bridge that bridges a gap of almost 500 metres. The feeling of crossing the bridge, which is almost 100 metres long, moves and is not even one metre wide, is overwhelming. The pictures of the Alps and the glacier are impressive. A unique and essential experience.
- Ice Flyer: Next to the suspension bridge and on the left side we find another strength of the Titlis. The Ice Flyer is nothing more than a chair lift, but it has the additional attraction to go over the crevasses, with depths reaching up to 10 metres. The feeling of flying over the glacier with legs almost hanging out is simply fantastic. It also has the special feature that in summer this chairlift leaves you in the glacier park.
- Glacier Park: The Ice Flyer chairlift descends alongside the snow fun, an area where you can amuse yourself with sledges, swings or giant tyres.
- Ice cave: If it’s sunny outside and you want to feel the cold, don’t worry, you only have to go through the 150 meter long cave, which is 20 meters below the glacier. A whole experience at a constant temperature of -1ºC! It is ideal for a visit before departure, as it is located on the 1st level next to the cable car that returns to the valley.
OPENING HOURS TITLIS ROTAIR
|20-28 JUNE 2020||Open every weekend|
|FROM 4 JULY||Open daily from 8.30 – 17.00|
Getting up early allows you to reach the Titlis without being overwhelmed, but has another advantage: you can end your visit earlier and make a stop at Trübsee, which, as we have already mentioned, is one of the intermediate stations of the cable car line.
After a short walk you will find an extraordinary place, which is dominated at the beginning by the lake and a wooden pier.
The path along the lake is simply magnificent: the lower mountains are green, the higher ones rise towards the Titlis, in rock and snow.
One of the main activities is to rent a boat and be able to row in this excellent environment. If you do not feel like rowing, just sit down and enjoy the place and the beautiful view. If you go with children, they will have a great time splashing around in the water, hunting the thousands of small fish and playing in a magnificent environment. If you are also a photo enthusiast, we assure you that this place will meet your expectations 100%.
The Trübsee is the perfect culmination of an unforgettable day in the mountains.
How high is the Engelberg?
Engelberg – Welcome to the summer and winter holiday paradise at 1050 metres above sea level. The village is characterised by a picturesque centre, a Benedictine monastery, refreshing nature and the snow-covered mountain peaks. Mountain and cable cars invite you to explore, while good restaurants and cosy mountain huts invite you to stay.