15 May, 2009

Nestled in Switzerland – Engelberg


Engelberg is a part of Obwalden, Switzerland. The town is quite small with a population of less than 4000 people. Travel guides state that it is the best mountain resort located in central Switzerland. Tourists who travel to the area of skiing are especially lucky. There are trails for skiers of all skill levels. Not only does the area have many different trails, skiers are also lucky because of the exceptionally long skiing season. Each year the start of the season is in October and typically it ends in May.

Engelberg is not just a ski resort. There are also lots of summer resort activities available. The lift system is available throughout the entire year. In the off summer months it transports hikers and bikers up the mountain to enjoy their sports on the scenic mountain trails. Also available in the area are many sightseeing vistas. These include The Hof, The museum of the Valley, several old chapels, a Benedictine Monastery; Mount Titlis, Engelberg Abbey and Mount Hahnen.

The ski trails and sightseeing vistas are not the only reasons to travel to Engelberg. In fact, it was once known as a favorite spa spot. Today, it is prized for its beauty and clean air. The town has several sports locations and arenas nestles in it beautiful Alpine Valley. Because of this, the town has become a virtual magnet for tourists, sightseers, hikers and bikers.

When traveling in Europe, a great place to stop and visit is the quaint alpine valley town of Engelberg. Made popular by its clean air and great skiing trails, today the town is full of shops, restaurants and places to stay. With a season that lasts all year, there is always something to do in town no matter what time of year it is. People from all over the world often stop to visit.



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