|Heavenly Stories and an Angel's Name |
Unforgotten stories, strength and energy hovering above the monastery walls, inner reflection and angelic appearances. Engelberg – simply legendary.
The name "Engelberg"
The foundation of the Benedictine monastery influenced the name given to the village. The singing voices of angels – according to legend – gave Engelberg its name.
Growth to tourist resort
The first ascent of the Titlis (1744) and the first spa guests (approx. 1850) were the forerunners of today's tourism. Engelberg has been accessible by road in winter too, since 1931. The construction of cableways and hotels gave us the holiday resort as we know it today.
The founding of the monastery influenced the development of the village to a great extent. Today's seminary school grew out of the former monastery school, and the writers' and painters' schools. In 1815 Engelberg became part of Canton Obwalden.
|Welcome to the Lake Lucerne Region|
Typical Swiss features, such as scenic beauty and cultural diversity, are concentrated in one single region. The Lake Lucerne Region is geographically the heart and historically the origin of Switzerland.
High alpine peaks, gently-rolling hills and cristal clear mountain lakes characterize this unique holiday area within the cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Lucerne and Zug. Lucerne, a world-famous medieval town, is the gateway for excursions to the Lake Lucerne Region: a ride on Lake Lucerne with one of the nostalgic paddle steamers, an excursion with the world's steepest cogwheel train to Mount Pilatus or a trip with Europe's first mountain railway, the 125 year old Vitznau Rigi railway.
The Lake Lucerne Region is rich in culture and tradition: alpine festivals, music festivals and carnival just to name a few of the many events which take place throughout the year.