A Snowy Escape At Mount Titlis, Switzerland

The majestic view of the Swiss Alps

A visit to Switzerland is not complete without traveling to the ice-capped mountains of the Alps. These are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe across the following countries: France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. One of the most visited mountains in Switzerland that can be included in a day trip is Mt. Titlis, which is mainly accessed from Engelberg.


You can sit and play with the snow like a kid

Switzerland is one of my favorite countries in the Priceless Europe package due to the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps at Mt. Titlis. Another reason is “snow”. I always dreamt of seeing snow as a kid and this place made my dream come true! Mt. Titlis is best enjoyed at any time of the year due to its eternal snow and glaciers and one can experience snow even in the summer season! Sounds fun right? Just do not forget your winter clothes to protect yourself since the temperature in Mt. Titlis is unpredictable and varies from 10° to -16°c.  The area is also a bit slippery so it is advisable to wear footwear that has a good grip to avoid slipping in the snow. 


This is the outside view from the private coach on the way to Engelberg

From Lucerne, we rode our private coach going to Engelberg (approx. 30-45 minutes) and when we arrived in the area, tickets were distributed (entrance fees are included in the package) and we rode the TITLIS Xpress cable car up from Engelberg to Stand station.


Entrance to TITLIS
View from the TITLIS Xpress cable car

View from the TITLIS Xpress cable car

The TITLIS ROTAIR cable car, the world's first revolving cable car will then take you on the final leg of the ascent from Stand to the summit station at 3,020 meters above sea level. The cable car revolves 360 degrees during the five-minute trip and will give you panoramic views of the Alps. The journey from Engelberg to TITLIS mountain station takes around 30 minutes.

TITLIS Rotair, the world's first rotating cable car

This trip was during the winter season and the -10°c cold breeze welcomed us on the 5th level. It was a sunny day, but the air is very cold that you can see tiny clouds when you breathe.


On the 5th level of the Titlis mountain station

Stunning views of 10,000 feet above sea level

The excursion to Mt. Titlis is half-day, either in the morning or afternoon if you will join the Priceless Europe group tour. This half day tour is not guided so you will be able to enjoy your own free time at the mountain. The local tour escort will just meet the group after the free time. I am sharing below activities that I have experienced during the trip:


Glacier Cave

From the Titlis mountain station, you may enter the Glacier Cave. This cave has ice formations up to 5,000 years old and is in a dim turquoise-blue light with a constant temperature of -1.5˚C. Exploring the cave is a magical and fun experience. The area is slippery so be careful in walking and taking of photos. The cave also has handrails that can help prevent slipping. 

Entrance: Free

Inside the Glacier Cave

Preserved flowers in ice at the Glacier Cave

TITLIS Cliff Walk

Prepare yourself for a heart-pounding moment if you would like to try walking into the TITLIS Cliff Walk. It is one metre wide and over 100 metres long. This area is usually open and it is closed during bad weather.  I had the chance to walk in the TITLIS Cliff Walk last 2018 for summer (May) and wintertime (December). The cold breeze and swaying of the bridge added to the thrilling and one-of-a-kind experience.  

Entrance: Free

The TITLIS Cliff Walk holds the record for being the highest suspension bridge in Europe

There are handrails as you walk along the bridge

Ice Flyer

See the amazing views of the glacier by taking the Ice Flyer. The Ice Flyer chair lift will fly you to the TITLIS glacier park in the Summer, and in the Winter, the chair lift will take you to the ski slopes of the summit.

Entrance:  Optional activity with charge (approximately CHF 12.00 = USD 12.00 per person)

The Ice Flyer will let you see the beauty of the glacier from below

Restaurants and Shops

TITLIS offers various restaurants and shops to choose from. One of the restaurants that you can try is the Titlis Panorama Restaurant, which serves up panoramic views of the glacier at 3,020 metres above sea level. Main courses include regional specialties, pastas, pizzas, and lots of desserts to choose from.

You can also try the Mövenpick Ice Cream Bar which offers various melt-in-the-mouth treats, or hot drinks, and Asian noodle soups for a quick meal. 

Winter time in Mt. Titlis

If you would like to see the breath-taking views of the Swiss Alps while enjoying your half-day free time, then our Priceless Europe tour package offers an opportunity to experience the eternal snow of Mt. Titlis and create memorable moments with your family or friends.

Blog Contributed by: Abigail Teves

Photos by: Abigail Teves, Unsplash, and Titlis.ch




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