About Titlis, Switzerland. More then a wintersport destination.The Titlis reaches 3238 meters above sea level and is situated on the border of the Obwalden and Bern cantons, in central Switzerland. It is believed that the first successful ascent of the mountain took place in the year 1739 by Ignaz Hess, J.E. Waser and two local men. However, the first recorded summit climb was made in 1744. Because of the mountain’s elevation, it is above the snow line, resulting in permanent snow on the summit. It is even possible to ski down from the main summit to the Klein Titlis, hence it’s reputation as a wintersport destination. The mountain is particularly famous for its cable car, the Titlis Rotair, the world’s first rotating cable car that reaches Klein Titlis, half an hour below the actual summit. Reaching the summit is quite easy for anyone in decent shape. On top, one has views over notorious peaks such as the JungFrau, Mönch and Eiger, stretching all the way to Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn on clear days.
Accommodations around the TitlisFamed as a wintersport destination, the Titlis region has all facilities to accommodate travelers in winter as well as summer. If you are looking for fine hotel, these are worth checking out: Ski Lodge Engelberg, located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, is a beautiful holiday resort that is very popular with families. Visitors are greeted in Engelberg by picturesque panoramas and guaranteed snow. Pension St. Jakob, Impressive and with a wonderful panoramic view of the famous mountain scenery, we are in a prime location right on the small Eugenie Lake in Engelberg. With a restaurant, bar, garden terrace and plenty of free parking spaces, the Pension St. Jakob offers beautiful and individual rooms and is an ideal starting point for trips and highlights in summer and winter alike. After an eventful day, you will find restful sleep in the cozy rooms next to the Eugenie Lake. Hotel Garni Hostatt is located in a sunny location on the edge of the village Engelberg in a quiet and idyllic surroundings. Enjoy the fascinating mountain panorama and a cozy atmosphere in the family hotel in chalet style.
VillagesThe Titlis is surrounded by the villages of Engelberg and Gadmen on the West. Engelberg probably is the best known as it is a winter resort with access to 82 kilometers of skiing slopes. However, in summer, it is all about hiking, mountaineering, climbing, biking and golf. As a monastery village, the character of this authentic place has lured tourists for decades. De Benedictin monastery, built in 1120, still has a great influence on village life. Monks still live and work here and the oldest buildings date back from the Belle Epoque. All of this makes a nice plus for Swiss charm. Their trademark “families welcome” has guaranteed them a place on the list of best family holidays in Switzerland. With an offer aiming at chiildren, it has lived up to its expectations as well. Gadmen, on the other hand, is much smaller with just a few hotels.
Trift Hut, Photo by Ron LaytersThe Trift Hut is a mountain refuge located near the Trift Glacier, at an altitude of 2520m. It takes about two hours to reach it from the valley, but taking the cable car is an option as well. From the hut it is a 1h30min walk to the Trift Bridge. Rooms are available from 25CHF (food not included). However, we recommend eating here as the meals are prepared with local products. A grappa is a perfect way of closing the evening.
Hiking in the Titlis regionAdvertised as a place for family holidays, the region around Titlis has hikes for all abilities whether you are a die-hard hiker or looking for a fun walk with your children.
Trubsee trail, Photo by SteveSlojStarting in Engelberg, this 3-hour hike takes you to Untertrubsee and Trubsee via Stapfmattli. It has an elevation change of 800 meters and is one of the popular hikes in the region.