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.
I had to admit that after experiencing spring for a good few months around Europe, I missed smelling the crisp, cold alpine winter air.
What to expect on top of Mount Titlis
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.
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
At 3041 metres in altitude atop Mount Titlis, it is Europe’s highest suspension bridge hung by steel cables.
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.
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. 😀
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!
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.
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
- 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!
2. From there, take a cable car to Stand station (2428m).
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.
- 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.
I want a dose of student travel inspiration!
I would like to take this chance to thank WL’s parents for making this trip a possibility.
22 June 2015, Monday