We quickly collected our luggages from Zurich luggage lockers and caught our train to Lucern. Plan was another train from there to Engeberg. After a quick dark tunnel music concert, train bulleted out to breath normal air. We reached Engelberg around 5ish (pm). Engelberg is a small charming town. People generally stay at Lucerne and day trip this Mt.Titlis. Having much information about this place didnt allow me to do that. So at the foot of Mt.Titlis to stay. ;-). It was between cool and cold and learned that snow will be knee level at winters. Thanks that this is summer.
We took a quick walk after refreshing as the town feels sleepy after 6:30 and I wont find food anywhere. So we quickly grabbed some fruits and visited a Pizzaria (restaurent). oooh the Pizza they served was awesome and I still could say the differences. Having Italy as the border this is no wonder, but to eat such a good Pizza, we felt good and even my wife ignored her usual “Chesse again?” blames for a while.
After that, having 3 long hours to sunset made us to take small walk to the ‘ends’ of the town and to the foot of the Mt.Titlis cable car. As the cold wanted to test our tolerences further we deviated our walking to hotel and hugged our biggest mattresses.
Next day morning we headed to Mt.Titlis with the hope to have clear weather and it was at it best. Thank God. The best thing about the Swiss is, they are dedicated for tourists and they have too many ways to inform tourists. One is Live channels to hotels which telecasts nearby peaks, places weather with Live cam feed. Whatelse I need.
First trip to Trubsee a small meadow and the the journey with a slow rotating gondala which can hold 40 persons but thats not so great these days. Bad thing is the windows of the gondolas are not any more crystal clear. They have scratches and I think they need to replace now. Still the view was breathtaking and I didnt bother about the scratches on those gondalas.
All of a sudden, cold breeze hit us and we took our weapons. Windcheater, glows, snowcap and most importantly UV filtered goggles. I repeat they are very important.
View was awesome and breathtaking. Worth every penny we spend for the cable cars. Swiss is famous for their adventurous projects like this everywhere. They drill hillls, run railway or keep cable cars or cog wheel trains. They makesure we can reach easily. :-p
There is a snow park. Where you could play with Snow tubes and other Snow toys at free of cost. Snow tube was most thrilling. I wish I had my guys to double the fun. And a Ice flyer on which you sit like sitting on a bench and travel almost a mile and thats more thrilling especially when you carry heavy DSLR and a bag with tripod.
It was totally good time we spent there. Then we got some lovely(?!) Indian food right at Mt.Titlis (ofcourse at highcosts). Then we went back to Trubsee and took Trotti bike to the base of the Engelberg. That even more thrilling and a must do for all travellers. Its very safe, easy to ride and funny. Views are breathtaking all the way. It was awsome, however my wife fell once and the rest of the day she blamed me for that. saying, I didnt “teach” her.
Hmmmm.. Having such good experiences we started to Interlaken from Engelberg. There were 2 trains from engelberg to Lucern at just 11 mins interval. I was so curious to know why this hourly service and 11 mins gap between two. Later I learned that both the trains are same, just to reach foothills they run it as two trains and once it reach foothills both the trains to be joined. Interesting isnt it?
Catch you at Interlaken one..
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