Mount Titlis, Switzerland – Experience Snow in Summer

Experience snow ALL YEAR ROUND at Mount Titlis! At 3020 meters high, I witnessed for the first time the untouched Alpine landscape.

My trip to Mount Titlis is completely different from the regular sightseeing/ touring experience because the views that I saw were out of this world. My vision was filled with nothing but white peaks and blue skies. There was so much beauty in the snow-covered peaks that I could stand there and stare at it for hours! I could never find such views anywhere else in the world.

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

I had to admit that after experiencing spring for a good few months around Europe, I missed smelling the crisp, cold alpine winter air.

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What to expect on top of Mount Titlis

Titlis Rotair

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

What’s special about the Rotair is that it is the world’s first rotating cable car that transports passengers from the intermediate station to Mount Titlis’ peak! The journey on the cable car is 5 minutes long.

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

En route, you are greeted with views of sheer cliff faces, deep crevasses and snow-covered mountain peaks all around Mount Titlis.

The Rotair takes you to Mount Titlis’ mountain station. The mountain station offers food options, a panorama terrace, and also acts as a hideout for people to hide from the wintry chill.

Titlis cliff walk

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

At 3041 metres in altitude atop Mount Titlis, it is Europe’s highest suspension bridge hung by steel cables.

Glacier Cave

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

Walking down the Mount Titlis cliff walk, you will be brought to the glacier cave. Walk through a 150 metre-long dark corridor in a cave that is 20 metres below the surface of the glacier.

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Ice Flyer

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

This flyer is a chairlift that brings you from Mount Titlis’ mountain station to its glacier park. It sure reminded me of being in a theme park, except this is icy everywhere around. 😀

Glacier Park

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

Literally a snow-covered playground for the young and old. Everyone had so much fun with balancers, snake glisses, minibobs and snow tubing.

Watch how our snow-tubing experience went wrong!

Note: This section on Mount Titlis is open only in summer!

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

It was heaps of fun sliding down the snow on my waterproof butt. I felt like a little kid all over again, acting silly and rolling around the snow. Don’t mind me – I’m just a city girl living in the tropics, so I don’t get to see snow yearly, much less frolic in them.

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

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How to get to Mount Titlis


Take the A2 to the Stans Süd exit and follow on the main road to Engelberg. You can park your car at the Titlis valley station.


From Lucerne, take the Zentralbahn (train) to Engelberg


From Lucerne, take a boat to Hergiswill and continue by train to Engelberg

  1. At Engelberg (1050m), take the gondola to the Trübsee station (1800m).
    Tip: at Trübsee station, walk out of the station towards the lake. You will find a spectacular, unspoilt, picturesque lake with a backdrop of the Swiss alps that’s so peaceful, so serene, it’s as if you’ve walked into a postcard!

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

2. From there, take a cable car to Stand station (2428m).

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

Tip: Along the way, hear the iconic swiss bells chiming in the distance before realising that the sound comes from the bells that the grazing cows are wearing! City girl meets grazing cows and falls in love with the sight.

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

  1. The last stretch is the Titlis Rotair right up to the top of Mount Titlis (3020m).

Allocate a half day to visit this mountain. Set off in the morning and by the time you make your journey there, it should be almost noon. Grab some snacks or bring your own food to save on the touristy food prices there. By the time you finish with the sights and the rides, it should be mid-afternoon. Spend your evening back in Lucerne, strolling around in search for some cheese fondue to warm your tummy up.

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I would like to take this chance to thank WL’s parents for making this trip a possibility.

22 June 2015, Monday

12 Replies to “Mount Titlis, Switzerland – Experience Snow in Summer”

  1. That looks like so much fun! Great photos, too! Would love to go here. 🙂
    Amanda –

  2. Your pictures are incredible! Looks like a lot of fun. I’d love to go to Switzerland one day!

  3. Absolutely amazing! What a wonder land indeed. Thanks so much for sharing your incredible captures. My eyes were not on this part of the world enough!

  4. Your pictures are breathtaking! This looks like an incredible place to visit.

  5. Switzerland has the most gorgeous views. So pretty!

  6. Um gorgeous! I went to Switzerland once but it was too long ago and we didn’t go here – adding it to my must visit list 😉

  7. I am so jealous!!! It looks absolutely beautiful there! I am hoping to be able to visit Switzerland one day. The cliff walk looks a little bit intimidating. I would probably have a little bit of a freak out, while crossing it.

  8. That looks absolutely amazing! We were in Germany in Fall 2015, and I really wanted to explore in the Swiss Alps, but we just couldn’t make time in the itinerary. Guess it’s time to head back!? 😀

  9. What a gorgeous place!! I’ve never been to Switzerland, but it’s so close and I”d love to go!

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  12. Hi! Did you wear special waterproof shoes (and pants) for the trip up? 🙂

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