In 1120 nobleman -Conrad of Sellenbüren- from Stallikon in Canton Zurich- founded the Benedictine Monastery in Engelberg. Today Benedictine monks still live in the Monastery, working as teachers in the monastery’s schools. When you visit Engelberg, you will soon realize how significant the monastery and church is to the village, and how the political power of the monastery dominated in earlier times.
During the 18th century more and more tourists from all over the world found their way to the Engelberg valley. The impressive mountain scenery enthralled them, as is testified in numerous writings of the time. In 1744 Mount Titlis, over 3200 metres high, was climbed for the first time by Abbot Plazidus .
In the 19th century Engelberg developed into a modern health resort due to its clean air and mild climate. There were soon insufficient guest-houses to accommodate the every increasing number of guests, so hotel complexes with beautiful gardens grew.
It was in the beginning of the 20th century that Engelberg started to develop as a winter sport resort. For tourists today, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG is the tourist centre and your one stop for all Engelberg related queries.
If you have questions, we have the answers. Our opening hours are:
Winter : Daily from 8.00 am – 5.30 pm.
Summer : Monday – Saturday, 08.00 am – 5.30 pm.
We are there to assist you with the below services and much more…
- Guest information and services
- Hotel and Apartment reservation & booking
- Travel assistance
- Package booking
- Sale of lift tickets
- Sale of event tickets
- Sale of hiking maps and Engelberg souvenirs
- Arrangements for seminars, congresses and group excursions