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We have the monks to thank for brining skiing to Engelberg toward the beginning of the last century, though the monastery found in the resort has been here since 1120. Interestingly though, as steeped in history and tradition as Engelberg may be, it also sports the world’s very first revolving cable car known as the Rotair. After all, why should everyone on-board get to take in the full 360 panorama while traveling up the mountain? In terms of skiing, a full 83km of downhill runs will have you spoilt for choice – most of which are geared more toward intermediates and beginners. And for après-ski highlights, check out the highest bar in all of Europe at a lofty 3020 meters.
With at least half a dozen airports within easy reach of Engelberg, it’s always possible to find great deals from low-cost European carriers. For short breaks, it’s best to head into Engelberg via Zurich or Basel, which are both no more than about 90 minutes away. Here are the distances between airports and Engelberg:
If you are considering using public transport to get from the airport to Engelberg there are options. As the resort has train link it eases the journey with public transport. Here are some options:
Going by public transport from other airports requires many changes and may take a long time to reach the resort.
There are some public transport links between Engelberg and the nearby cities and airports, but experience has shown that none are particularly reliable and can in most instances mean several connecting services at elevated cost. As such, those in the know always recommend an organized transfer service directly from the airport which can save you time, money and hassle in spades.