EngelbergCountrySwitzerlandCantonObwaldenDistrictn.a. 46°49′N, 8°24′E
Engelberg is a municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. It has a population of c. 3,500, of which 600 are of foreign nationality (2000). It is the leading mountain resort in central Switzerland. In the Middle Ages, Engelberg was known for the educational accomplishments of its Benedictine monastery, whose school was well-known and regarded throughout the country. From the 19th Century, Engelberg became internationally known as a resort and spa, but is today visited as much for skiing as for its clean air. With its combination of modern sports facilities and alpine location, Engelberg is a magnet for both summer and winter tourism. The closest large cities are Lucerne and Zurich.
The ski terrain is largely for advanced skiers, and although there are some easy places to ski, beginners should be wary of some challenging pistes.
- Altitude Engelberg: 1020 metres
- Max altitude Titlis: 3200 metres
There are 320 local businesses which employ 1700 people. 11% of these are in the agricultural sector, 14% in trade and industry, 75% in services.
The main sights of Engelberg are: Mount Titlis, Mount "Hahnen", Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in the Swiss Congregation, the museum of the valley, the hotel Europäischer Hof, a number of old chapels.
Sattler (1817–1904): View of Engelberg
- Engelberg Tourism
- Free Pictures Engelberg
- Titlis Glacier
- Engelberg in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.