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Mount Titlis

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Titlis is the only snow paradise to be reached within one and a half hours from Lucerne, Zurich, Basel and Berne. Mount Titlis – A visual treat for people staying in metro cities across the world. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the stunning views offered by this snow clad mountain round the year! At 10,000 feet, Mount Titlis is Central Switzerland’s loftiest peak attracting ski lovers from across the world (Did you know it is the host destination for FIS Ski Jumping World Championship?). You can either stay overnight in Engelberg or Lucerne and take a day tour of Mount Titlis or stay for three nights in Engelberg and explore the village and Mount Titlis at your own pace.

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The best way to reach Mount Titlis is by train. Enjoy a relaxed train journey of almost 2 hours from Zurich to Engelberg with a change of train in Lucerne. From Zurich, Zentralbahn operate trains to Lucerne in every 30 minutes. Take a train from Zurich in the morning and get ready to witness some beautiful postcard scenery. Once you get down at Lucerne in 45 minutes, head to platform no. 8 to catch a train to Engelberg (there is a train to Engelberg in every one hour). If you are travelling with kids, opt for Globi Express coach made specially for children under 12. There are good number of story books (mostly in German but you can find few in English) and the interiors are done in colourful animation showcasing the snow activities of Mount Titlis. Keep your camera ready as the one hour journey will offer many jaw-dropping sites straight from a Bollywood set.

Once you reach Engelberg, you can either walk for 5 minutes to reach the base of Mount Titlis or catch Bus No.1 from outside the station (And guess what, the bus ride is Free!).

P.S: Do check the train timetable beforehand to plan the day properly. You will need at least 6 hours to enjoy Mount Titlis (and two full days to explore and enjoy it to the fullest) and four hours will be consumed by the train journey both ways.

Good weather is required for any trip in the mountains, otherwise you’ll see nothing but clouds and fog. The weather in the Alps is impossible to predict for more than a day or two in advance. If you catch an overcast or ebven rainy day, Plan B is to stay in Engelberg, enjoy the scenic village, perhaps take a visit to the century old monastery or the nearby cheese factory.

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By car[edit]

All major car rental companies can be found at Zurich airport, and it’s easy to find your way to Engelberg. From Zurich, you should first drive past Luzern, then towards Gotthard, then take the exit in Stans, about 12 kilometres from Engelberg. From there, the windling road up the mountains begins, with breathtaking views of the surrounding nature and mountains. We recommend keeping your camera ready during the entire two hour drive covering a stretch of about 100 kms.

Car rental from Zurich to Engelberg is calculated very simply by plugging in both the stations in the rent calculator, add a stop if you wish to take any on your way, just enter the mileage of the car of your choice from, and click on calculate. You will also be provided with the exact road map to Engelberg and even the cost of the fuel for the journey.

P.S: If you plan to opt for a self-drive, do carry your international driving license. The main lift station for Mount Titlis and a large car park are on the right before you reach town and the center of town is partly pedestrianized.

By coach[edit]

Daily escorted excursions to Mt. Titlis. Departure from Zurich at 10 a.m. and from Lucerne at 11.15 a.m.. Board a modern coach and drive to Engelberg, then continue the journey with 3 different cablecars to Mount Titlis (3'020 m / 10'000 ft).

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From Zurich Airport you get to Engelberg within 2 hours by train or within 1,5 hours by car or coach. Further airports close by: Basel and Geneva.

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There are restaurants available at the top,but it slightly costlier and crowded sometimes.

You can buy Indian snacks like Vada-pau and Idly and tea.

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