Welcome to Engelberg Valley!
Here some of our three family favorites attractions in Engelberg during summertime, including a hidden gem mountain Fürenalp. The first moment to fall in love with Engelberg is getting there! Wherever by train or car- the trip from Lucerne to Engelberg pass by the Mount Pilatus, Stanserhorn, and Swiss alpine villages… truly lovely! If you are visiting Engelberg during winter, the only attraction that you can not discover are the Swiss Alpine Cheese family trails. Both Mount Titlis or Fürenalp are perfect for visiting during cold temperatures!
Titlis Adventure Park (from May to October)
Opened in 2019, the Schmuggli’s adventure playground at Trübsee is a definite must-see in Engelberg with kids. We’ve attended the Family Day event with lots of specials! The highlight was the Adventure Trail around the Trübsee Lake, a Kids-friendly 1-hour trail discovering and looking for the hidden treasure with a Smuggler’s map. Take our plan on the cable car station and get a prize in the end!
Attractions (free of charge)
-Rowing/ Kayaking (during the event free of charge)
Trübsee Flyer Zipline (500m)
From Alpine Lodge to Trübsee Lake. Adult/Children (+8) Fr.12.-
Mountain Bike, hiking, and other activities, check it out online – link here.
Prices Cable car Engelberg-Trübsee Fr.32.- adult round-trip. Children from 6-15 – 50% off.
To read more about Titlis, read on this post.
We discovered the Fürenalp from local advice, and We loved it! We highly recommend a visit for Families are visiting Engelberg, some highlights up here:
-Grotzliweg Nature Trail, 1:30min easy trail around the Alps with a fantastic view of Engelberg Valley.
-Explore the 35 magical places of power of the mountain!
-Have fun on the dream Alps playground located in the restaurant.
-Enjoy the Barbecue/picnic places around the Fürenalp.
Prices Cable car Engelberg-Fürenalp Fr.19.50 adult round-trip. Children Fr.9.50 (during wintertime free of charge)
Fürenalp AG (1.850m.)
Tel. +41 41 637 20 94
Explore the Engelberg Alpine Cheese family trails
1. Untertrübsee/Gerschnialp section
Short, easy to walk, varied, and with plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat – the Alpine Cheese Trail section to Untertrübsee/Gerschnialp is great for families with children. From the start point at Engelberg Abbey’s artisan cheese dairy, you walk straight ahead towards Bänklialp. After you cross the bridge, turn right and follow the Aa river to the valley station of the Titlisbahnen. The funicular railway is a quick and easy way for families with young children to cover the ascent up to Gerschnialp. Once you’ve arrived at the top, walk through the woods and across a meadow to the Untertrübsee restaurant, which serves fine Swiss cuisine. After a few meters walk along the tarmac road, the Untertrübsee cheese dairy will come into view on the left-hand side. From there, you take the same route back, but when the road forks by the woods don’t take the path back down to the valley station – instead, cross the meadow underneath the Engelberg-Trübsee-Stand aerial cableway and keep walking until you reach the Gerschnialp dairy. After that, it’s just a short walk to the Gerschnialp restaurant, which also serves fine Swiss cuisine. You can then head down the hill on the right through the Gerschniwald woods and towards Engelberg, emerging from the woods at the Bänklialp.
2. Blackenalp section
Although the Blackenalp is situated in the furthest corner of the Engelberg valley, in the canton of Uri, even young children can manage this tour thanks to the cable cars. And it’s an easy way to visit a total of three cheese dairies. If you want to avoid overtaxing little legs, the first short cut is available right from the start. Opposite Engelberg Abbey’s artisan cheese dairy is a bus stop for the regular service to the valley station of the Fürenalpbahn cableway. If you prefer to walk, you can take the idyllic route along the Aa river to the end of the valley. From here, you can quickly cover the 800 meters of ascent up to the Fürenalp by riding on the Fürenalpbahn cable car. Then you have around an hour’s hike to the Blackenalp – first slightly downhill, and then slightly uphill, passing through beautiful natural scenery. At the Blackenalp dairy, you can taste and purchase fine Alpine cheese. But don’t overeat – on the way back, there are one more Alpine cheese dairies to visit, the Surenen. You can take a cable car from the Surenen dairy in Äbnet down to the Stäfeli to shorten the journey. Both these dairies also sell their cheese directly on site. You then take the broad gravel path via Alpenrösli to Herrenrüti and, from there, the tarmac road back to the Fürenalp valley station.
3. Brunni section
From the start point at Abbey’s artisan cheese dairy in Engelberg, it is just a stone’s throw to the valley station of the Brunnibahn cableway, which takes you up to Ristis. Plenty of fun awaits children up here, with a playground and summer toboggan run. There are also barbecue grills and picnic spots for the whole family to enjoy. When you finally tear yourself away, it is just a short walk underneath the Ristis-Brunni cableway to the Hüttismatt cheese dairy, where you can purchase delicious Alpine cheese. The return walk follows the same route – along a tarmac road once you have passed the chairlift. But first, you should pop it at the Langenboden cheese dairy, which also makes and sells first-class Alpine cheese. That will set you up well for the return journey downhill via Bränd, Spisboden, Heg, Bergli, Zelgli, and Bockti. This route is along narrow paths that are mostly car-free, or along neighborhood roads with little traffic. Once you pass the swimming pool, it is just a few meters to the railway station or back to the start point.
Information from https://www.engelberg.ch/en/summer/alpine-cheese-trail/
Good to know in Engelberg
-Apartments, Hotel and Packages & Deals link here https://www.engelberg.ch/
-For Camping lovers, link here https://www.eienwaeldli.ch/de/home
-Youth Hostel “Berghaus”, link here http://www.familienherberge.ch/
-Discover the family program of the Engelberg Guest card when staying in Engelberg. They are free of charge, info at Tourist Centre.
-Trains depart every hour from Lucerne with the Zentralbahn. Check it out on SBB, link here https://www.sbb.ch/
Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
+41 (0)41 639 77 77
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