Switzerland Journals

My Swiss Adventure

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A travel journal to Switzerland by Jodeci527

Mount Titlis Rotair Cable Car Photo, Engelberg, Switzerland More Photos
Quote: A weekend trip to hit the Swiss Alps

Switzerland On A Budget

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Boat on Lake Lucerne Photo, Lucerne, Switzerland
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The last stop on my month long trip was Lucerne, Switzerland. This is the city where visitors must pass through in order to visit Engelberg and Mount Titlis. There were accommodation options in Engelberg, but the prices were a bit unreasonable, so we stayed in Lucerne where better deals could be found.After arriving on the train, we got out at the station and to our surprise, a full blown carnival was taking place. I'm talking about the kind of carnival with almost every ride imaginable, food concession stands and loud music. We decided to locate our hostel (The Lucerne Backpackers) for the night, and return for a night of fun, and to grab something to eat for dinner.Following ...Read More

Mount Titlis Rotair Cable Car

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Attraction | "Best Cable Car Ride Worldwide?"

Mount Titlis Rotair Cable Car Photo, Engelberg, Switzerland
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The Mount Titlis Rotair is the means of transport to Mount Titlis, one of the greatest attractions within central Switzerland. This is one trip, where the destination isn't the only thing to look forward to, but the journey is quite special in itself. My friend Jen and I hopped off the train at the Engelberg Station, and immediately saw the sign at a store, indicating that tickets to Mount Titlis could be bought there. We excitedly rushed inside and spoke to the gentleman at the cashier. He was a friendly chap, who spoke to us for a bit, while obtaining our tickets. The tickets for the journey to Mount Titlis cost us 86 Swiss Francs each, and I charged the amount to my credit c...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2011

Mount Titlis Rotair Cable Car
Mount Titlis
Engelberg, Lucern

Mount Titlis

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Attraction | "Stunning Mountain Scenery!"

Mount Titlis Photo, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Mount Titlis is one of the major sites to see while in Central Switzerland. From Engelberg, one must buy a ticket for two gondolas and a rotating cable car for the price of 86 Swiss Francs. The trip up the mountain is quite lovely, and after roughly 25 minutes, you will arrive at the station at the top of Mount Titlis.The station at Mount Titlis is quite large and has at least four different levels. There's a photo booth, a few restrooms, a gift shop and the entrance to the ice caves. I climbed up six flights of stairs to make my way outside to the platform overlooking the mountains. Two minutes later, and quite breathless, I stepped out onto the wooden platform and was immediately taken a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2011

Mount Titlis
Poststrasse 3, CH-6390 Engelberg
Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 (0)41 639 5050

Show Cheese Factory-Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg

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Attraction | "Lunch at a Cheese Factory!"

Show Cheese Factory-Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg Photo, Engelberg, Switzerland
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After a great day on the Swiss Alps, I was quite hungry. I wandered around the quaint town of Engelberg, looking for a decent place to grab a bite to eat. Eventually, I came across a small little store, called The Cheese Factory. I thought it would be a good (and rather cheesy) idea to eat Swiss cheese while in Switzerland, so I went inside to look around.The first thing that popped into my mind upon entering was, 'Wow... this place is very strange'. There were shelves along one side of the store, where different types of cheese stacked for sale. I've never seen a cheese themed store before, and it was very interesting. Some were boxed, some were wrapped and others were in colourful plasti...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 2, 2011

Show Cheese Factory-Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg
Engelberg Monastery
Engelberg, Switzerland
+41 41 638 08 88

Mount Titlis

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Attraction | "Flying high on the Ice Flyer"

Mount Titlis Photo, Lucerne, Switzerland
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One of the major activities on Mount Titlis was the Ice Flyer, an open air chairlift ride which allowed you to fly over glaciers and other various ice formations located on the mountain. The cost of the Ice Flyer was included in our lift ticket, so my friend Jen and I trekked through the snow and ice to arrive at the station where the ride operated from.The Ice Flyer was mostly made of hard plastic with a steel frame. The seat consisted of a sturdy leather cushion which made the ride as comfortable as you can possibly be while suspended in the air. The hard plastic exterior allowed for a 360 degree view during the ride, which was a big plus.There was a bit of a line to go throu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 7, 2011

Mount Titlis
Poststrasse 3, CH-6390 Engelberg
Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 (0)41 639 5050