We will be traveling through Switzerland, from France to Italy, in late June. I'm wondering if we should stop to experience TItlis and the cliff walk or another mountain range. We'll have our 14 and 15 year old children with us. Thanks in advance for suggestions.
If you have a day in Luzern area, definately go up Titlis. It is one of the few places you can see, and go into, a glacier hat is reachable be public transport. It is where I take all first time visitors to Switzerland. Recomended for 14 and 15 year olds.
You can get through day trip return tickets to the top of Titlis from any station in Switzerland. From Luzern take a train to Engelberg, then a 10 minute walk to the cable car station, then a series of 3 connecting cable cars to the summit.
It is about 3000 metres, and the air is noticably thinner.
I like the Ice Flyer (click here), which is a chair lift from one side of the (small) glacier to the other, you look down between your feet onto the glacier.
For more information see: www.titlis.ch
Thanks Chris. Is the cliff walk at the end of the Ice Flyer chair lift? Are the ice caves there too or are they on another part of the mountain?
The glacier cave is directly accessable from the station building at the top of the cable car. This building includes a restaurant and the inevitable souvenir shop. All the other attractions are a short walk cross the snow from this building.
Make sure you wear suitable shoes for snow (even in midsummer), and layers of clothes.
Nope, just like Chris said. After reaching the top, you can just walk on the highest suspended bridge in Europe...it is right there.
Pretty neat! I strongly suggest going. One of the 3 lift to go up going 360 degrees...makes for great pictures.
And the city of Lucerne is a beautiful stop on the way there or back.