Mount Titlis - Central Switzerland

Mighty glacier with a 'top of the world' feeling

 
About Mount Titlis

Available: all year round.

Costs

Tell Pass: FREE 

Swiss Travel Pass: FREE travel 3/4 of the journey to Engelberg and then 50% discount

Half Fare Card: 55 Sfr from Lucerne

Titlis is the jewel in Central Switzerland's crown and the only publicly accessible glacier in the area. You will feel on top of the world as you take in the spectacular panoramic views of snow covered mountains and unspoilt alpine landscapes. In the summer, the mountain is a mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, while the Titlis ski area is home to more than 80km of pistes, with slopes to suit every ability. 

Please note, the cable car is closed for maintenance in early November.


Highlights

Titlis Rotair cable car

The gondola cable car rotates its way up towards the snow-covered summit of Titlis. The world's first revolving gondola transports you from the middle station at Stand up to the mountain station at 3,020m above sea level. The gondola revolves 360 degrees during the five-minute trip, treating you to idyllic panoramic views of steep rock faces, deep crevasses and distant snow-covered mountain peaks.

Cliff Walk

This is Europe's highest suspension bridge at 3,041m above sea level, 500m off the ground. From the Titlis summit, the route leads you through an underground tunnel and on to the viewing platform at the south wall window. The suspension bridge stretches from here to the Ice Flyer glacier chair lift station. The Cliff Walk is one metre wide and 100 metres long and the views into the abyss below are breathtaking! 

Please note: the suspension bridge will be closed in bad weather. The underground tunnel is closed in winter.

The Ice Flyer

The chair lift sweeps you smoothly and safely over crisp, virgin snow fields and icy depths. Look down for spectacular views: some of the crevasses are up to ten metres deep. Only here on Titlis can you expect such a fantastic glacier experience. In the summer months, the Ice Flyer will transport you to the snow park up on the glacier.  

Glacier Park

All kinds of fun snow activities await you year round at the glacier park. Whizz down the snow on the fun minibobs and let the magic carpet conveyor belt whisk you back to the top. Snowtubing is the ultimate experience as you skim over the glistening snow on a rubber tyre. Sit or lie down and spin in full circles several times before reaching the end of exhilarating ride. Free entry. 

Glacier cave

The frosty heart of Titlis where the ice dates from pre-historic times. The cave's 150m long walkway descends 20m below the surface. The hazy atmosphere is the result of tiny air pockets in the ice, and the blue colour is caused by the refraction of light. The temperature inside the cave remains a frosty -1.5°C. The cave can be easily accessed via a corridor from the Rotair mountain station. Free entry.  

Stotzig Egg

From the Rotair mountain station, it is only a short walk through the fluffy white snow to the vantage point at Stotzig Egg. From here, you can look forward to spectacular views of the nearby and distant peaks that make up the Central Swiss Alps. In good weather, you can even see as far as the Bernese Oberland, the mountains of Valais region and Schwarzwald. You will feel on top of the world.

Photo studio

Don traditional Swiss costumes and accessorise with an Alphorn or Swiss accordion. The photographer will then take your photo with Mount Titlis in the background. Your photo will be ready in just three minutes – an unforgettable memory of your trip.

Swiss Lion shop

The world's highest watch shop.This specialist shop at the top of Titlis stocks a wide range of fine watches from renowned Swiss brands.

Restaurants

Whether you fancy a small snack or a delicious set meal, there are a number of options on the mountain and in the valley.  

Hiking

Countless walking and hiking trails await you in the beautiful Titlis region, from a casual stroll to a challenging hike.

Biking

Titlis and the surrounding valley is a haven for mountain biking. You can hire bikes and day passes locally and explore the countryside. Alternatively, try hiring Trotti Bikes (10 years+) and scooting all the way down from Untertrübsee to Engelberg. 

Boating

Head for scenic Trübsee, where each boat has space for four 'sailors' (life jackets provided). A donation of 10 Sfrs is suggested for your relaxing trip on the lake. 

Knorrli Adventure Trail

The stations offer climbing, balancing, guessing games and jumping. The 3.5km trail runs around the Trübsee lake and is suitable for families with pushchairs. There are four campfire spots along the way where you can enjoy a snack in the great outdoors. 


Directions

By boat, train or bus to Engelberg:
Take the boat from Lucerne via the shimmering blue Lake Lucerne to Stansstad and then continue your journey by train to Engelberg. Alternatively, travel directly through the scenic countryside on the Luzern-Engelberg Express.     

Travelling up the mountain:
Hop on the six-seater cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee middle station. Continue to Stand glacier station on the aerial cableway and then take the rotating cable car to the summit station at 3,020 metres above sea level.     

More excursions in the region

There are numerous wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. From incomparable mountain vistas to leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.

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Your choice of resorts

The heart of Switzerland is blessed with beautiful lakes and mountains views. You can choose to stay in charming Lucerne, from which it is all easily accessible, or opt for a more peaceful village beside the lake or up in the mountains.

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