8 days in Canton of Obwalden Itinerary

8 days in Canton of Obwalden Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Engelberg
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Engelberg
— 7 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Engelberg

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Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Engelberg: Lungern (Lungernersee, Viewing Point Schoenbuehel, &more), Sachseln (Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln, Geographical Center of Switzerland, &more) and Hochstollen Wanderweg (in Melchsee-Frutt). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk, examine the collection at Tal Museum Engelberg, hit the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, and get outside with Seilpark Engelberg.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Engelberg trip maker site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Engelberg is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Engelberg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Canton of Obwalden travel guide

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Mountains · Bridges · Landmarks
The Canton of Obwalden is a canton of Switzerland. It is located in the centre of Switzerland. Its capital is Sarnen. The canton contains the geographical centre of Switzerland.HistoryObwalden is one of the two valleys, along with Nidwalden, that make up Unterwalden. Throughout its history, the political situation and the exact amount of independence has varied widely. Between 1291 and 1309, Unterwalden joined the nascent Swiss Confederation. During that time Obwalden was known as Unterwalden ob dem Kernwald and Nidwalden was Unterwalden nit dem Kernwald. Unterwalden's votes in the Tagsatzung were split between the two valleys. Between 1798 and 1803 it became the District of Sarnen in the Canton of Waldstätten. From 1803 until 1999 it was the half-canton of Obwalden. In 1999, the new Federal Constitution eliminated the half-canton designation and made Obwalden a full canton, though they still shared representation in the Council of States and only had half a vote. Due to the complex history of Obwalden there will be some overlap between the histories of Obwalden, Nidwalden and Unterwalden.PrehistoryThe earliest archaeological traces in Obwalden is a stone knife from the 8th millennium BC, which was found in Brand by Lungern. Two Horgen culture sites from the 4th millennium BC have been found in the Canton. An ax and two bone blades were found in Giswil and a hammer-ax was found in Wilen. It appears that the valleys in Obwalden were at least temporarily inhabited during this time, but no evidence of agriculture or permanent settlements have been found.

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