The village is characterised by the imposing monastery and the collegiate church. There are still about 30 monks living and working here today. The Mountain of Angels as the founders of the Benedictine monastery called the place in 1120 is a popular excursion destination for people travelling from nearby Lucerne: the journey to Engelberg by road or narrow-gauge railway can take as little as one hour.
The Titlis is the highest glacier excursion destination and biggest ski and snowboard paradise in Central Switzerland. The Titlis and its glacier park are accessible by revolving rotair cableway. At an altitude of 3020 metres above sea level visitors are treated to a fabulous view of the central Alps. The Titlis Glacier Park and the "Ice Flyer" chairlift are a paradise for visitors looking for gliding fun. Mt. Titlis also offers a glacier grotto in eternal ice and Europe’s highest suspension bridge.
Fürenalp (1,850 meters above sea level), Brunni (1,875 meters) and, naturally, Mt. Titlis (3,020 meters) offer something for everyone. For instance, a ride on the Ice-Flyer or Snowtubing in the Slide Park on the Titlis. Among the other excursion destinations are the Kneipp Trail around the Härzlisee Lake on the Brunni, the water adventure park on the Ristis or the toboggan run. Fürenalp – far from all hustle and bustle – is ideal for nature lovers. A network of over 360 kilometers of hiking and walking trails invite young and old alike to discover the natural beauty of Engelberg.
In winter Engelberg enchants visitors with its white winter wonderland. The long winter begins as early as October and lasts until mid-May. The most exciting snowsport paradise of Central Switzerland can be enjoyed, for example, on a fast descent on one of the ski pistes, which extend for 82 kilometers. The longest descent of the Alps, measuring 12 kilometers, is found here. Fun-filled sledding parties, 30 kilometers of cross-country tracks, and 14 winterhiking trails round out the comprehensive range of offerings.
In Engelberg, families enjoy the benefits of the "Families Welcome" quality label which guarantees facilities catering for families specifically. The summer tobogganing run and exotic petting zoo with lamas are just two examples of the wealth of experiences on offer for children.