As one of the Central Switzerland’s hidden gems, the Swiss Alpine village of Engelberg and the Mount Titlis glacier is a convenient excursion from the major cities of Zurich and Lucerne. Engelberg – meaning the “mountain of angels”, is originally founded by a Benedictine monk. This area is now a famous winter wonderland filled with many attractions and memorable experiences.
Mt. Titlis & Cable Car
Mount Titlis is the highest peak in central Switzerland, reaching 3,239 meters above sea level. It has the finest views for visitors—not only an amazing panoramic view of the Alpine peaks, but other fascinating attractions as well. Don’t miss out on the Titlis Rotair gondola—the world’s first rotating cable car. The fully revolving gondola transports passengers conveniently to the summit in a five-minute ascent, offering stunning views of sheer rock faces and glacier crevasses of the Alpine peaks.
铁力士山 & 360度旋转缆车
Titlis Cliff Walk & Glacier Cave
Titlis cliff walk—Europes’ highest elevation suspension bridge is simply a must-do. It is situated on the Titlis glacier in the Engelberg region at 3,041 metres, and makes a 500-metre drop. It takes a 150 heart-pounding steps to traverse. On clear days, visitors can see all the way to Italy, including the Uri Alps and some of the distant glaciers. However, it is the experience of crossing the Titlis Cliff Walk that will take your breath away.
At the frosty heart of the Titlis glacier, a magical world awaits. The Glacier Cave in Mount Titlis is 20 metres below the glacier’s surface. The natural blue colour, due to the light’s refraction, illuminates the 150-metre-long walkway of frozen ice. The temperature inside the cave is regulated at frosty -1.5˚C. Exploring the glacier cave is an amazing experience.
凌霄岩道 & 冰川洞穴
Lucerne • UNESCO World Heritage Site 卢塞恩•世界文化遗产
A city tour in Lucerne takes visitors on a journey of contrast between the old and the new. The impressive contemporary building KKL (Culture and Congress Centre) in particular, stands proud within the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s old town.
The old town of Lucerne is located on the left bank of the River Reuss. It is connected to the right bank by two century-old landmark bridges: Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) and Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrücke). Promenading through the old town which is surrounded by medieval walls and watchtowers is amazing. Several houses are decorated with façade paintings that date back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. The world-famous Lion’s Monument which was built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution is certainly a place not to be missed.
The Swan Square (Schwanenplatz) is adjacent to Lake Lucerne. It is a picturesque place to stroll around. There are countless shops here, including branded jewellery and watch stores such as Bucherer and Gübelin. It is a promising starting point for a visit to the old town area.
MS Saphir – Pure Yachting Sensation
Have you ever dreamt of touring the magnificent bays of Lake Lucerne in the elegant ambience of an exclusive yacht?
Refresh your senses and take in the first class comfort of a cutting-edge ship – the MS Saphir. The stylish design and dashing appearance of the elegant yacht is sure to impress.
Settle down into the spacious seating areas and savour the glorious view of the lake, the town and the mountains. Ingenious technical features of the convertible roof on the upper deck can be opened and closed according to the weather. The crew of the Saphir await you with an audio guide in 11 languages to tell you all about the top attractions of the Bay of Lucerne.
Treat yourself to affordable luxury aboard the MS Saphir. This 60 beautiful minutes’ yacht tour is sure to make you fall in love with Lucerne.
蓝宝石号 – 风景如画的游艇体验
The House of Gübelin – Swiss Spirit
The House of Gübelin is a Swiss, family-owned firm known for its exquisite high-end jewellery, gemstone expertise, and as purveyors of some of today’s most sought-after luxury watch brands.
The company, founded in 1854, is deeply inspired by the internal and external beauty of fine gems and watches. Whether as jeweller, gemmologist or horologist, Gübelin unites love for beauty with passion for knowledge.
The stunning creations from Gübelin Jewellery are inspired by the fascinating world of coloured gemstones. Gübelin serves its international clientele in its elegant boutiques in prime locations in Switzerland and in private salons in Hong Kong, where customers feel right at home.
The Grand Hotel National – Legendary Hotel
This 150-year-old legendary establishment sits on the picturesque site of Lake Lucerne promenade with breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. It is situated in the heart of both Switzerland and Lucerne, and connected to an excellent transportation network. The train station and the old town are both just five minutes away by foot.
The architecture of the residence calls to mind the French châteaux of the 17th and 18th centuries and the palaces of the Italian Renaissance. 41 luxurious rooms are furnished in Empire style with a splendid combination of contemporary designs and urban flair.
The hotel offers a comprehensive dining experience and environment, where only the highest quality culinary delicacies are served. The Restaurant National is where comfort food meets culinary sophistication. The head chef charms diners with creativity, extraordinary culinary art and a love for top-quality regional products. Popular meals and simple snacks are also available. It’s undoubtedly a place for everyone, straightforward yet elegant.
拥有150年历史的传奇酒店The Grand Hotel National 位于卢塞恩市中心，紧邻风景如画的卢塞恩湖，距离火车站和旧城区仅有5分钟的脚程。
Text by Desmund Teh & Sweezy Tan
Image(s) courtesy of The Switzerland Tourism Board & Swiss Travel System