TITLIS straddles the border between the cantons of OBWALDEN & BERNE, and is a mountain of the URI ALPS. At 3,238 mts above sea level, it is the highest summit of the range north of the SUSTEN PASS. It is mainly accessed from ENGELBERG on the north side and is famous as the site of the world’s first revolving cable car, TITLIS ROTAIR, with a futuristic design.
The main summit of TITLIS (sometimes distinguished by the name GROSS TITLIS) and KLEIN TITLIS are both located between the municipalities of ENGELBERG on the north and GAMEN on the south. The TITLIS MASSIF is also partially located in NIDWALDEN, where the highest point of the canton is found : the ROTSTOCKLI (2,901m). East of TITLIS is the GRASSEN, where the borders between the cantons of OBWALDEN, BERNE & URI converge. The geographical centre of Switzerland is situated about 15km west of the mountain.
TITLIS CLIFF WALK : Europe’s highest suspension bridge, 3,041m above sea level, 500m above the ground —— 150 heart-pounding steps. This is what awaits you on the TITLIS CLIFF WALK, the spectacular suspension bridge —- high up on the summit. To cross the bridge, you’ll need nerves as strong as the steel cables from which it hangs. On arriving at the summit, the route leads you through an underground tunnel and on to the viewing platform at the south wall window. The suspension bridge stretches from here to the ICE FLYER Glacier Chair-Lift Station. The Titlis Cliff Walk is just 1m wide and 100m long. The views into the abyss below are breath-taking. This Cliff Walk holds the record for being the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Entry to the Cliff Walk is free of charge. Please note the suspension bridge will be closed in bad weather.
The TITLIS ROTAIR revolving gondola transports you easily to the mountain station. Visit the Swiss Lion shop, the world’s highest “watch shop”. The Glacier Cave is only a snowball’s throw from the mountain station. The glistening blue ice tunnel leads deep down into the fascinating world inside the Glacier. The Glacier Cave is bathed in a dim turquoise-blue light. On the walls millions of tiny ice crystals sparkle. The air is so cold that tiny white clouds appear when you breathe. The Glacier Cave forms the “frosty heart” of TITLIS. The ice here was frozen long before pre-historic man discovered how to make fire using PYRITE. The Cave’s 150m long walkway branches out in several directions and descends 20m below the surface of the Glacier. The hazy atmosphere is the result of tiny air pockets in the ice, and the blue colour is caused by the refraction of light. Exploring the Glacier Cave is quite a cool experience. The temperature inside the Cave remains a frosty -1.5degrees C. Entry to the Glacier Cave is free.
The TITLIS ski area is home to more than 80km of PISTES, with slopes to suit every ability. The season lasts from October till May. And, in the summer, the mountain is a MECCA for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. High up on the summit, there’s only ever one season —— WINTER.
At the TITLIS GLACIER PARK, there is high-speed fun in the snow all year round. Whiz down the snow toy run on one of the fun balancers, snake gliss or mini bobs and let the magic carpet conveyor belt whisk you quickly and easily back to the top.
Last, but not the least, you can have a true taste sensation at the TITLIS CHOCOLATE SHOP, where you can choose your favourite from over 300 different varieties or create your own personal chocolate package.