Lake Engstlen

Lake Engstlen
Kuh erfrischt sich im Engstlensee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Unknown
Lake Engstlen
Biken am Engstlensee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Unknown
Lake Engstlen lies at the upper end of the Gen valley by the Joch Pass (2207 m) and at the foot of the tallest mountain in the region, the Titlis (3238 m).

Located at alt. 1850 metres, the lake is a popular destination with day-trippers, especially as it's so close to the Titlis. It can be easily reached from Engelberg by aerial cableway, followed by a chairlift ride to the Jochpass and a 15-minute walk. A visit to the lake is often combined with a longer excursion taking in three similarly sized lakes in the region: you can walk from Engelberg to Lakes Trüb, Tannen and Melch and return to the valley from Melchsee-Frutt. This outing is known as the Four Lakes Trail.

Anglers and hikers will find a heavenly landscape here. Boats can be hired at the reception desk of the Hotel Engstlenalp for a leisurely spot of boating on the tranquil waters.

The water from Lake Engstlen is channelled through a conduit into the neighbouring Gadmen valley and used there in the Fuhren, Hopflauenen and Innertkirchen power stations.


Location and Contact

6068 Melchsee-Frutt