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Engelberg Monastery (Kloster Engelberg) Tours

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Engelberg Monastery (Kloster Engelberg)
Kloster Engelberg is a working monastery that’s home to around 30 Benedictine monks. It was built in 1120, and then rebuilt after fire damaged it in the early 18th century. Visitors can take a guided tour to check out the beautiful interior, interesting artifacts, and the baroque monastery church.
 
The Basics
The Engelberg Monastery dominates the small town of Engelberg, a popular ski resort in the Nidwalden Valley. Once the seat of political power in the region, the monastery is set against the backdrop of snowy Mt. Titlis and other mountains. The interior is ornately decorated, and it houses the largest church organ in Switzerland. The town of Engelberg offers other sights as well, including the Collegiate Library with the complete writings of Martin Luther.
 
In winter, visitors come to Engelberg to ski and check out the monastery in their down time. Engelberg can be visited on a day trip from Lucerne, independently or with a guided tour.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Guided tours are run by the monks, so visitors gain authentic insight into Engelberg Monastery’s history and present.
  • Tours are conducted in Swiss German, with English pamphlets provided to English speakers. For groups of more than 15, tours in some other languages can be arranged.
  • Accommodation is available at the monastery.
 
How to Get There
Engelberg is 21 miles (35 kilometers) from the city of Lucerne; it takes about a half-hour to drive there. There are direct trains between Lucerne and Engelberg, or you can reach the monastery with a combination of train and bus. Trains and buses take less than an hour.
 
When to Go
The monastery can be visited year-round. Guided tours run daily in the summer. Engelberg Monastery is an appealing destination in both the winter and the summer, as the snow-capped mountains, ski slopes, hiking trails, and other attractions in the town mean there are many reasons to visit.
 
Stay at the Benedictine Monastery with Black Madonna
Travelers who want to spend some more time at a Swiss monastery should consider visiting the Benedictine Monastery with Black Madonna in Einsiedeln. Founded in 835, this has been a pilgrimage site for more than 1,000 years, though most of the buildings are from the 18th century. Located in a region of mountains and lakes, this sight offers accommodation for visitors.
Address: Engelberg, Switzerland
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Paragliding Tandemflight Engelberg - Lucerne

Paragliding Tandemflight Engelberg - Lucerne

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Take in panoramic views over the Swiss Alps from the air on this up to 2-hour tandem paragliding adventure in Engelberg. Following a safety briefing, pull on your paragliding harness and take to the skies with a tandem instructor. During your up to 60-minute flight, take in spectacular views of shimmering Lake Lucerne and Engelberg’s peaks and valleys. Enjoy thrilling spins and turns through the air or glide through the skies in comfort — how you enjoy your flight in up to you.
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Artisan Cheesemaking and Tasting Private Tour from Lucerne

Artisan Cheesemaking and Tasting Private Tour from Lucerne

Cheese - most known product from Switzerland. Visit on this half-day tour the cheese factory in Engelberg. It's the only cheese factory in Switzerland within the walls of a monastery, where you can watch cheese being produced by hand. Watch how four large vats of milk get transformed into the famous ‚Engelberger Klosterglocke’—a mild cheese pressed into the shape of a monastery bell. You will get your private demonstration of the cheese makeing process by a cheese sommelier and you create your own cheese.
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Private Ski Instructor

Private Ski Instructor

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The day is tailored around your needs and fully customisable. If you are a fully beginner I know how to get you on blue slopes efficiently and safely. If you are a super expert my Video correction will help you to visualise your errors and improve your skiing efficiency. If you are looking to learn Telemark or off-piste I love to show you these teqnuiques. My objective is to motivate you and to push forward your skills in the safest and most enjoyable way.
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