Mount Titlis

Here’s a fun outing to beat the summer heat and get some great views without the work. Mount Titlis is covered with snow year round by a glacier. You reach the top using the world’s first revolving aerial cableway. At the top, there are a few restaurants (the pizzeria was better than average), a glacier cave (slightly scary for toddlers), and a large area of glacier snow to play in, while you take in the views. If you also want to hike, there is a nice trail around the Trübsee, at the middle station below Titlis.

Location:   Central Switzerland
Address: Titlisbahn – Schnistrasse 12, 6390 Engelberg CH
Car: 1hr10 from Zurich
Train: 2hr from Zurich
Trail: short wander on glacier
Condition: snow
Skill: easy
Services: restaurants
Cost 2017: CHF 92 Adult return to Titlis.
SBB Half-fare and Junior cards accepted
Open: year round, weather dependent
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Titlis is a high mountain peak covered with snow year round, with panorama views and a few fun tourist attractions at the top. There’s a cliff walk, glacier cave, snow tubing and other activities. There’s also a restaurant at the top.

You can do a short walk around on the snow but there are no family hikes from the top. You’ll need to go back down to the Trübsee below for that. 

Getting Here

By car: Drive to Engelberg and follow signs to Titlisbahn. Park in the metered lot next to the base station.

By transit: Take a train to Luzern, then a train to Engelberg, then a bus to Englelberg, Titlisbahn.


The arrival in Engelberg valley is spectacular before you even go up the gondola.

At the base station. You’ll take a series of cable cars from there to the top.

At the top, there is restaurant, an ice tunnel in the glacier, and a big area on the glacier where you can walk around.

When we went, there was an area set aside for kids, with snowball scoops, a snowman target, and shovels for snow digging. The snow was very wet and slushy, so bring your rain gear to keep the kids from getting too wet. Our 3yr old had so much fun we could barely pull him off the mountain.

Gorgeous views all around.


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