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Engelberg is a white and wonderful resort considered by many to be one of Switzerland’s best skiing secrets. The resort combines a tranquil ambience with one of Europe’s most nail biting vertical drops; courageous climbers can look down from the vertiginous height of 2000m down onto the tiny town below. After being in Engelberg for only a short time, its easy to see why a wandering, 18th century monk decided to build a sacred monastery here after discovering the town; stunning mountain vistas and awe-inspiring glaciers give this picturesque place a real air of mountainous majesty.
Engleberg’s exhilarating elevation means it boasts a plethora of alluring and adrenaline fuelled activities; The Titlis Cliff Walk is one of Europe’s most invigorating and iconic adventures and guarantees to scare even the most courageous climber. Hanging at an elevation of over 3000 metre, the steel bridge is surrounded by the snow smothered peaks of the Swiss Alps. If you dare to look down, you’ll be greeted with a 500m drop into the icy abyss, however after crossing this breath-taking spectacle you’ll be able to boasts about conquering Europe’s highest hanging bridge.
The Titlis Glacier Park gives snow seekers a thrilling opportunity to explore atmospheric glacier caves reminiscent of a fantastical fairy’s lair; snow tubing and sledding are additional activities available at this winter wonderland, which guarantees travellers of all ages and tastes a fabulously fun day.
For a truly authentic experience of sumptuous Swiss cuisine, dine amidst mountainous majesty at the Gasthaus Schwand; a typical wooden hut harbours charming décor and hearty classics that will soothe and satisfy après-ski appetites. Specialities are undoubtedly the indulgent cheese fondue which is perfect when followed by the sweet, crisp and cinnamon dusted apple fritters. The short distance from the centre is completely worth travelling for this true culinary gem.( Schwandstrasse, Engelberg 6390)