Engelberg’s long history is closely linked to winter sports and education. The nobleman Konrad von Sellenbüren founded the Benedictine monastery there in 1120. Benedictine monks still work and teach in the Engelberg monastery today.
In addition to the monastery school, the Engelberg Sport High School offers education to secondary school, high school and business foundation levels. Many winter sports stars were educated here, such as the Olympic Downhill gold medallist Dominique Gisin and the 2014 X-Games Big Air champion Fabian Bösch.
The Engelberg valley has been a popular tourist destination since the 18th century. The imposing mountain landscape has fascinated many visitors since then. According to documentary sources, the 3200m. Titlis summit was first climbed in 1744. Today the Rotair revolving cable car allows everyone to visit the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland.
The Titlis peak provides a wonderful view not only of Central Switzerland, but also of the largest winter and summer holiday destination in Central Switzerland. The Engelberg-Titlis region offers numerous outdoor activities: from skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing and igloo making in winter to fixed-rope climbing, mountain bike tours and golf in summer.
The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – a major international event – is held in Engelberg every year. At the 30th Winter Universiade the Sporting Park in Engelberg village will be the venue for Curling matches, and the Snowboard and Freestyle & Freeski competitions will be held in the ski area.