Mount Titlis – Alpine meadows & mountain views

Mount Titlis – Alpine meadows & mountain views

Switzerland is a true mountain paradise, as nearly the whole country is made up of them. There is always a mountain close by to explore, and there are numerous walking tracks. Most of them are easily accesible by a multitude of trains, funiculars and cable cars.

Mount Titlis in Engelberg

In central Switzerland, not far from Lucerne and the famous Vierwaldstättersee is the town of Engelberg, surrounded by bulky mountains on all sides. Titlis is the highest mountain in the region, standing at over 3200 metres tall. It even has its own glacier.

View to Engelberg, surrounded by mountains, Switzerland.
Engelberg, surrounded by mountains and lakes.

Titlis cable car

From the centre of Engelberg you can take a convenient cable car all the way to the top of Mount Titlis. It takes about 30 minutes to go up, with 2 stops in Gerschnialp and Trübsee. But it’s worth walking part of the way up or down the mountain, to meander along flowery alpine meadows with breathtaking views all around.

You’ll also see (and hear) lots of friendly Swiss cows with cheerful bells around their neck.

Alpine slopes below Mount Titlis, Switzerland.
Walking tracks on the slopes below Mount Titlis.

Flowery alpine meadows, Engelberg, Switzerland.
Flowery alpine meadows & beautiful mountain views.

View to the valleys and lakes below Mount Titlis, Switzerland.
View to the valleys and lakes below Mount Titlis.

Titlis cliff walk

There’s now  an exciting cliff walk along the side of Mount Titlis, not far from the cable car station at the top. A suspension bridge opened in December 2012 and currently it’s still the highest one in Europe. Some even call it ‘the world’s scariest bridge’.

Or, as the operators like to describe it themselves: ‘To cross the bridge, you’ll need nerves as strong as the steel cables from which it hangs’… 😉

The eternal snowy peak of Mount Titlis, Engelberg, Switzerland.
The eternal snowy peak of Mount Titlis.

Titlis cliff walk, Switzerland.
The setting of the Titlis cliff walk before its construction.

Mount Titlis area map

This handy interactive map shows the locations in the pictures above and around the Titlis summit area. You can also zoom in for more details of the walking tracks.

Mountains & Volcanoes – Mount Titlis, Switzerland

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Towering rocks, Mount Titlis, Engelberg, Switzerland.
Towering rocks on the top of Mount Titlis.

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Pico del Teide – A volcanic playground

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First published: 20 February 2017

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