Travel Guide to Engelberg

Indian Embassy in Engelberg

Indian Embassy nearest to Engelberg is located at

Kirchenfeldstrasse 28, 3005 Bern, Switzerland

Phone: +41 31 350 11 30

Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Engelberg

  • Original passports with 6 months validity from date of arrival in Switzerland along with the old passports
  • The passport should have 2 blank pages for stamping purpose
  • Visa application forms
  • Cover letter mentioning the details of the traveller, type of travel, and details of the visit.
  • Confirmed hotel reservation for the complete stay
  • Confirmed air tickets
  • Day-to-day itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Income tax returns or Form 16 for last 3 years
  • Original and updated personal bank statements for last 6 months

Time required: 15 working days

About Engelberg

Engelberg is the popular holiday destination of central Switzerland in winter and summer. A hearty combination of modern snow, sports facilities and the Alpine location makes the city very popular for both summer and winter tourism. The attractive village and the famous Benedictine monastery offer every tourist places to visit in Engelberg and a wider range of various holiday activities for all. The numerous exciting options present would make a tourist relive their experience again and again of the unforgettable terrain.

Places to Visit in Engelberg

Here are a few places that one must visit if they are planning a trip to Engelberg, Switzerland -

• Mount Titlis –

Switzerland is very popular around the world for its magnificent peaks and the amazing vision that waits for one there. One such brilliant breath-taking view is Mount Titlis, the highest peak of Central Switzerland and the pride and joy of Engelberg. A popular attraction with glacier, ice caves and restaurants to dine in, this spot never fails to captivate the tourists.

• Titlis Bridge –

The Titlis Bridge is the longest suspension bridge of Europe, with a height of 374 meters. It is popularly known as the Titlis Cliff Walk. The walk one takes there is beautiful and full of thrill that makes you feel ecstatic.

• Cheese Factory –

Among the numerous things that you should experience and taste in Switzerland, cheese tops the list. One of the few tourist places where you get to experience the process of how cheese is actually produced is the Show Cheese Factory where cheese is produced by hand. The Engelberger Klosterglockeis as it is popularly called is produced in the Engelberg Valley.

• Engelberg Abbey –

The Benedictine Monastery was the seat of education of the Engelberg Valley in the middle ages. At one time, the monks used to rule the valley, they have long since given up their administrative role. Today they have taken up teaching the history and preserving the culture of the Monastery. The baroque church also has a beautiful altar and is home to Switzerland’s biggest pipe organ.

• Prime Ski School –

If you have no experience of skiing but wish to ski down the Alpine slopes, then the Prime Ski School is definitely the place to be. The school offers private lessons lasting up to 7 hours in an organized route along with a reputed instructor. The Prime Ski School provides numerous packages to ski guiding, lessons for children, organising ski safaris, corporate ski lessons, etc.

• Hahnen –

Overlooking the Engelberg, Hahnen is a rugged terrain belonging to the Urner Alps. The difficulty level of hiking up the mountain is very high while skiing there is also tough, but once you reach the summit, you would be blessed with stunning panoramic views of the intimidating mountain. But for precautionary reasons, it is best that amateur mountaineers do not attempt to climb up or ski down the mountain without expert or professional guidance.

• Trübsee –

It presents before the hikers a beautiful place to halt and take pleasure in the magnificent mountain views. There are numerous paths to wander about, examining the flowers and forgoing all your troubles for a while to hike and bike around in the given path without damaging the beautiful landscapes.

• Hergiswil Glassworks –

Located about an hour and a half away from Engelberg, the Hergiswil Glassworks is a Swiss factory. The factory is a popular tourist spot worth visiting for witnessing the process of manufacturing glass. Head over to the Hergiswil Glassworks for a guided tour of the factory premises, see the glass museum, admire their glass ornaments, blow glass bubbles on your own and buy a few glass gifts for yourself or your loved ones back home.

How to Reach Engelberg

There are many ways to reach Engelberg at your own convenience. Here are a few ways-

  • Air – The SWISS are dedicated to showering you with the premium quality on every delivery of their products and services. This dedication of theirs has led them to schedule daily flights to and Engelberg from through various international airports like Heathrow, London City, Gatwick, Birmingham, Dublin, Manchester, etc. allowing you to come and enjoy your holidays at will.
  • Rail – Engelberg is within an easy reach from Zurich airport in the comforts of rail, with an hourly direct connection from the airport taking just over two hours to reach there. Trains are also available at 15 minutes interval to the centre of the village
  • Road – The town is easily reached by a car from the nearest motorway to the village. The centre of town is partly pedestrianised for the main lift station as the large car park falls on the right before you reach the town.

Travelling in Engelberg

Engelberg is one of the best tourist places for the hikers and mountaineers. Walking is the best way to travel around the city even though very few means of transport are available. It is because not many people realise that while rushing from point A to B they often-a-time miss the natural beauty of the place that is offered to them by Mother Nature. Thus, to recognise and be mesmerised by the local natural beauty even the locals ask the tourists to venture out further on feet to get more out of place.

Best Time to Visit

Perfect time to visit Engelberg is probably all year round with every season providing a different aspect of the country. If you are planning a trip to Engelberg, then it is wise to be acquainted with the local weather and temperature of Engelberg. The two best seasons to visit Engelberg are:

• Monsoon -

During monsoons, an assortment of birds visits the grasslands or wetlands of the Surendranagar district, which becomes a lush breeding ground for birds of different species like the resident ducks, the painted storks or the waterfowl.

 

• Winter –

The winter months with its freezing temperatures are ideal for the skiers to visit. The winter sports enthusiasts who flock around the city, making it the most popular stopover for many. The city comes alive during the Christmas season ensuring that the tourists can enjoy all the shopping and festivities.

What to Pack?

Here are a few essentials to pack for Engelberg -

  • a warm jacket, jeans
  • hiking shoes and a pair of normal shoes to walk in hotels
  • Woolen jackets, woolly cots, thermal flasks to carry hot beverages
  • Covered clothes for cold weather to protect your skin
  • Female hygiene materials which are difficult to find
  • A few general medications just in case
  • Tissues, toilet papers and wet wipes a must as are difficult to find
  • A small or large towel or both as per your need

Top Delicacies

Healthy food nurtures your body, but food of good quality nourishes your very soul. And the luxurious taste of Swiss food ensures that you enjoy a hearty meal while you are travelling there. Here are a few things to have there –

  • Raclette - Melted cheese served with jacket potatoes, onions, cocktail gherkins and pickled fruit
  • Rösti- A hot and flat cake made of jacketed, grated or raw potatoes that are then fried in fat or hot butter
  • Älplermagronen- A gratin with macaroni, potatoes, cheese, onions and cream, served with apple on the side
  • Birchermüesli - Contains oat flakes, condensed milk, lemon juice, lemon juice, almonds or hazelnuts

Indian Restaurants in Engelberg

  • Spice Bazaar at Dorfstrasse 48 | Hotel Central, Engelberg 6390, Switzerland. Serves Indian and Asian cuisine. Contact restaurant at +41 41 639 70 70
  • Spice Bistro at Gerschnistrasse 12 | Located in the foothills of Mt. Titlis next to the cable car exit., Engelberg 6390, Switzerland. Serves Indian and Asian cuisine. Call the restaurant at +41 41 639 70 72

Shopping List Essentials

While visiting the famous places in Engelberg here are a few souvenirs one can buy-

  • Swiss Knife - It is probably the best souvenir to gift a person. The Swiss pocketknife is a multi-tool manufactured for the war troops to aid them in various odd jobs when they need it. It is probably the dream of every young and old person to own it and generates instant admiration for one who gives it to them.
  • Swiss Chocolates – The luxurious dessert of the Alps the taste of which is unbeatable. The original makers of mixing chocolate with milk that through shared to all are till date replicated by no one. A pack of original Swiss chocolates is one of the best presents to gift anyone after you return from the Alps.
  • Swiss Watch – With numerous watchmakers settling in Switzerland any city there is the carrier of the branded watches like Omega, TAG Heuer, Zenith, Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breguet, Rolex, Patek Philippe, etc. Any watch bought there is always original and no one like something more than owning an original branded watch to wear. It is the best thing to gift the closest of friends, relatives or the special someone.
  • Glass Gifts – With a glass factory nearby it is also recommended to buy a buy a few glass trinkets to gift your friends and loved ones back home

Healthcare Centers

Health is given a top priority in any country of Switzerland and Engelberg is no different. The city of Switzerland lists on the ten top cities for one person to live in. Hence, it is no surprise that the facility of healthcare provided in health centres of Engelberg is top notch with a patient receiving medical attention every step of the way, whenever they need it.

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • Police: 117
  • Fire department: 118
  • Emergency rescue service (Ambulance): 144
  • Air-Glaciers: 1414 1415

Currency

By helping you in the process of converting your currency into Engelberg usable currency ones many a travel website like us offer you currency converter which would help you in getting the correct idea about the kind of money that you need to carry with you during your stay there.

Local Do’s & Don’ts

Do’s

  • Dress conservatively and neatly
  • Respect the traditional Swiss greeting which consists of three kisses on the cheek

Don’ts

  • Do not speak loudly in public places
  • Do not ask people personal questions

Basics of Local Communication

English German
Good morning Guten Morgen
My name is… Mein Name Ist
Where is…? Wo Ist
Yes JA
No Nein
Please Bitte
Sorry Es tut uns leid
How much is this? Wieviel kostet das

By keeping in mind the above-mentioned points, you would be able to enjoy the places to visit in Engelberg more.

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