The village is characterised by the imposing monastery and the collegiate church. Surrounded by a fascinating mountain landscape, the majestic monastery village offers a summer and winter activity programme. 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.
In Engelberg, families benefit from the national “Families Welcome” quality label, which guarantees facilities catering for families specifically. The summer toboggan run and adventure playground are just two examples of the wealth of experiences on offer for children.
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.
- Cross-Country Night Sprint – around 150 racers compete on the floodlit ski trail (January).
- ProSieben Mountain Jam – music festival with stages all over Engelberg (March).
- Oldtimers in Obwalden – a nostalgic event for all vintage car enthusiasts (March).
- Snow Volleyball World Tour – elite international snow volleyball tournament including an amateur competition (March).
- Ängelmärlibärg – theatre performances, storytelling, culinary theme night and much more (every other year in September/October).
- FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Engelberg – the world's elite ski jumpers gather for Central Switzerland's biggest winter sports event (December).