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Mt. Titlis Review
Set 19 km (12 miles) south of Stans, this is perhaps the most spectacular of the many rocky peaks that surround the Obermatt's long, wide bowl. Thanks to a sophisticated transportation system that benefits skiers, hikers, climbers, and sightseers alike, it's possible to ride a small cable car up to the tiny mountain lake (and famous ski area) called Trübsee (5,904 feet). From there, change and ascend to Stand to catch the famous Rotair cable car, which rotates to give 360-degree panoramas on its way up to the summit station on the Titlis. At the top is a multilevel structure that seems to conjure up Disney's Space Mountain: four rock-embedded, fortress-thick floors lead to shops, an ice grotto (serving drinks from a solid-ice bar), and a restaurant whose views take in the Jura Mountains, the Graubünden, and Bernese Alps. Mt. Titlis looms over the village of Engelberg (3,280 feet), which is an hour from Luzern by train. Engelberg clusters at the foot of its Benedictine Kloster (monastery), founded in 1120. The monastery grounds are open to the public daily and include a dairy.
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