Majestic Mount Titlus, Switzerland

Majestic Mount Titlus, Switzerland

By Holiday Dragons

Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi).

Titlis is a mountain of the Uri Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Bern. At 3,238 metres (10,623 ft) above sea level, it is the highest summit of the range north of the Susten Pass, between the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland.

The Titlus ski area is home to more than 80 kilometres of pistes, with slopes to suit every ability. The season lasts from October until May. And in the summer, the mountain is a prime location for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

At Klein Titlis, it is possible to visit an illuminated glacier cave from an entrance within the cable-car station, which also includes shops and restaurants. The Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe, opened in December 2012, giving views across the Alps.

Attractions

Glacier Cave, suspension bridge, glacier chairlift, snow park Trübsee (snow tubing), rowing boats on Lake Trübsee, the Jochpass Trail is a flow trail suitable for beginners and experienced cyclists, trottibike scooters from Alp Gerschni, four-lakes hike to Alp Engstlen and to Melchsee Frutt.

History

In earlier times, Titlis was known under the names Wendenstock or Nollen. In a document of 1435 the mountain is called Tuttelsberg (Tutilos mountain), referencing to a man named Tutilos, who was probably a local farmer. On 21 January 1904 the first ski ascent of Titlis was made by Joseph Kuster and Willi Amrhein. In March 1967 the cable car to Klein Titlis (3,032 m) was inaugurated. In December 2012, the Titlis Cliff Walk opened to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Engelberg-Gerschnialp cableway.

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