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Many hotels were built by the families Cattani, Hess and Odermatt, pioneers of tourism. From to , a new, wider road was built, and the Stansstad-Engelberg electric railway was opened in The decade preceding the First World War was a period of boom conditions , visitor-nights in The widening of the road and the extension of the railway to Lucerne in considerably opened up the tourism catchment area of the station and, in , the higher section of the Titlis cable car was opened.
Recently, regular conferences in Engelberg came to supplement winter tourism. In , the tertiary sector, especially tourism, offered three quarters of the employment of Engelberg. Of the rest of the land, 3. However the village is surrounded by the Alps, creating very steep terrain. The highest point in the borders of the municipality is the Titlis. The valley is located southwards from the lake.
Engelberg railway station is located in the village and is the terminus of the line. Grafenort station is to the north, one station away. Both stations are served by hourly InterRegio trains from the city of Lucerne. In the village itself the main sights are the Benedictine monastery Engelberg Abbey which incorporates a cheese factory and demonstration shop, the Talmuseum showing the history of the area and Swiss rural life, and a number of old chapels. The winter sports season generally lasts from December until April, although the high altitude glacier areas on the Titlis can sometimes be used by advanced skiers from October until May.
Engelberg hosts a round of the ski jumping world cup at the Gross-Titlis-Schanze jump. Play media Der Alpabzug On the last Saturday in September the Alpabzug takes place, when the cattle are brought from the mountain pastures back to their winter barns in the village and valley. There are three main mountain areas, accessible from the village, offering various activities in winter and summer. The cable cars generally run all year round, providing access for hikers and mountain bikers as well as skiers.
The Titlis mountain massif is accessible by cable cars of the Titlis Bergbahnen. The cable car bottom station is also the central terminus of the village bus services. In summer the lake is a popular walking area, with rowing boats available on the lake and picnic places around it. The ski runs here are of a beginner to medium standard, although sometimes not having so much snow cover as the Titlis side due to the south facing aspect.
There are also a number of prepared rock climbing routes German : Klettersteig. Heritage sites[ edit ] Engelberg is home to three sites that are Swiss heritage sites of national significance ; Engelberg Abbey with its library, archives and music collection, the mansion Herrenhaus in Grafenort and the Holy Cross chapel in Grafenort.
Trail map Titlis – Engelberg
Ski and snowboard 82 km of piste in Engelberg between m T he easiest of the great Swiss resorts to get to from Luzern by road or rail along the beautiful Engelberg valley - and home of Olympic ski champion, Dominique Gisin - the "Town of Angels" seems to be overlooked by most international visitors. The exceptions are hard-partying Scandinavians and a lot of incongruous Asian tourists who come to see the mysterious Buddha rock, or the location for the film Lagaan - safe Switzerland often doubles up for the Kashmiri Himalayas in Bollywood movies. The main ski and snowboard area off Titlis has some fabulous slopes and impressive off-piste, including the Laub run, and pretty much everywhere apart from the gentle blue runs at Gershnialp can be accessed without using surface lifts. There is a cable car at Brunni which gives access to a small area of pleasant pistes, some off-piste, a couple of mountain restaurants, winter walks, a toboggan run and a few other diversions. Plans to link the pistes at Engelberg with those at Melchsee-Frutt and Hasliberg were put forward a few years ago to create a linked area of km of piste, but they were shelved in the face of environmental opposition. Best of the Slopes Reputedly Engelberg has one of the highest vertical drops in the Alps, but to do it in one run is not possible unless you take both a steep unbashed trail to Stand and then the excellent off-piste run on the Laub - to take this, turn right after Stand to the top of the Laubersgrat charilift and carry on beyond the lift to the start of the Laub.
Engelberg Piste Map / Trail Map