Eating out at Engelberg is wide and varied, with over 50 restaurants, whilst on the Mountain, restaurants are also plentiful and offer good value food to help you refuel on the slopes. Pizza and fondues are popular, starting at about €16 each. The Alpenclub is popular for its great atmosphere and food, whilst the Axels offers great variety.
Apres-ski is vibrant at Engelberg, with bars offering excellent atmosphere and live music, with favourites including the lethal Yucatan Music Bar (open dusk 'til dawn) the Eden Bar and the Terasse.
The surrounding area has lots to see and do. The historic city of Lucerne is only an hour away by train, and offers an interesting cultural diversion, whilst the Benedictine monastery offers guided tours, along with the museum. Guests can also watch cheese-making, visit an Ice grotto, or relax with swimming at Sonnenberg, beauty treatments at the Einwaldli pool and sauna, enjoy a salt-water pool at Hotel Waldegg. The romantically inclined can build an igloo and spend the night, take a horse drawn sleigh ride or romantic candle-light dinner. The more active meanwhile enjoy sports off the slopes at the Sporting Park Engelberg or hiking, Nordic walking snowshoe tours, paragliding, airboarding and ice-climbing.
Last Updated: Feb 2010