|#1 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Richard Wagner Museum
~15.74 miles from Engelberg city center
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Richard Wagner, the revolutionary of 19th century music, lived from 1866 to 1872 in a country manor at Tribschen. The former residence of the great composer has become the Richard Wagner Museum, with many memorabilia from Wagner's time in Lucerne. The museum also houses an exhibition of historic musical instruments from Europe, Africa and Asia, and is considered to be one of the finest collections in Europe.
|#2 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Swiss Transportation Museum (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz)
~16.35 miles from Engelberg city center
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The Swiss Transport Museum or Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, in Lucerne, is a museum, opened in July 1959 and exhibiting all forms of transport (including locomotives, automobiles, ships, and aircraft) as well as communications. The museum also maintains a large collection of work by Hans Erni, a local painter and sculptor.There are several other attractions in the museum besides the collection:PlanetariumIMAXSwiss Arena, a 1:20,000 scale aerial photograph of SwitzerlandIt also houses EURECA, a 4.5 tonne satellite among the few space objects put into space and returned safely;EURECA and its return to Earth was a cooperative effort between several Western European countries and the United States in the 1990s.
|#3 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Rosengarten Collection (Stiftung Rosengarten)
~16.47 miles from Engelberg city center
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|#4 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Lucerne Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum Luzern)
~16.52 miles from Engelberg city center
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Attraction type: Art galleryAddress: Europlatz 1 Lucerne Switzerland
|#5 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)
~16.57 miles from Engelberg city center
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The Kapellbrücke ("Chapel Bridge" in German) is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, and one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.The covered bridge, constructed in 1333, was designed to help protect the city of Lucerne from attacks. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century, depicting events from Luzerne's history. Much of the bridge, and the majority of these paintings, were destroyed in a 1993 fire, though it was quickly rebuilt.Adjoining the bridge is the 140 feet (43 m) tall Wasserturm (Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. Today the tower, which is part of the city wall,...
|#6 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Jesuit Church (Jesuitenkirche)
~16.57 miles from Engelberg city center
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Jesuitenkirche is considdered to be the most beautiful baroque church of Switzerland and it dates back to the year 1666. The 2 onion-covered towers were added more than 200 myears later and Jesuitenkirche is for sure one of the most significant tourist-sights in Luzern, also for the fact that it is conveniently located close to the old city and tto Kapellbruecke.You may enter that church freely and without restrictions during the day and may take a closer look to the rich stucco-works and the altars with fine red marble.Directions: Jesuitenkirche is just about 200 meters from Kapellbruecke, so you cannot miss it, when walking along the river Reuss.
|#7 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Picasso Samlung (Picasso Sammlung)
~16.65 miles from Engelberg city center
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|#8 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Lucerne Town Hall (Lucerne Rathaus)
~16.65 miles from Engelberg city center
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he Rathausturm existed already 100 years before the old townhall was built. It was built in 1505 as a part of the fortifications of the townwall and in 1619 the 4 cute bay-windwos were added on top of the tower. Not far from the Rathausturm you may still see a large part of the medieval townwall still existing with several other watch-towers. You may even walk along the wall at the same corridors that were used in order to defend the medieval town of Luzern / Lucerne.
|#9 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Saint Peters Church
~16.67 miles from Engelberg city center
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In the Kapellplatz is the oldest church in Lucerne, St Peter's chapel (1178), which received its present form in the 18th C.Hobbies & Activities category: Christian sites
|#10 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Mill Bridge (Spreuerbrucke)
~16.69 miles from Engelberg city center
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This wooden bridge is probably the best known of Luzern. Inside the roof you will find pictures that was made a few hundred years ago. It is really great to walk on this bridge and to see the pictures. You will have a different view on the city.
|#11 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
~16.78 miles from Engelberg city center
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The great kuhn organ of the collegiate church of st.leodegar in lucerne The 5945 pipes are divided between 84 stops (tone colours), operating on slider windchests (Fernwerk: Kegelladen) and distributed between five manuals plus pedals: Rückpositiv (12), Hauptwerk (16), Oberwerk (12), Récit (14), Fernwerk (13), Pedal (17).The key action is mechanical (Fernwerk: electrical control of the valves of the original Kegelladen) and the computer-controlled couplers are electric. As registration memory there is an electronic combination system (1999) with unlimited capacity (computer disc system). Integrated into the Fernwerk is the only known rain machine worldwide (metal/wood drum with metal balls), built by Friedrich Haas in 1862 and in its original state.In the Great Organ of toda...
|#12 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
~16.91 miles from Engelberg city center
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From Lucerne's Kurplatz, Löwenstrasse leads north to the Löwenplatz, to the right of which is the Panorama, a large circular painting (11,000 sq. m/118,360 sq. ft) by the Geneva battle painter Castres, with the collaboration of Hodler and other Swiss painters (1877-79). The painting depicts in highly realistic fashion the retreat of the French Eastern Army into Switzerland in 1871.
|#13 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
~16.92 miles from Engelberg city center
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Although many are now familiar with VR tours or panoramas, you may not be familiar with their historical predecessor – the painted panorama.“Panorama” is derived from Greek and means to “see all”. The Scottish artist Robert Blake is credited with first conceiving the idea of painting a 360-degree vista in a circular fashion in 1787, while walking in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Although the initial reception to his panoramas was lukewarm, he soon hit upon the idea of showing them in a rotunda-shaped building and their popularity took off.Panoramas reached the height of their appeal in the early 19th century, when special buildings were constructed to hold these circular paintings that attracted crowds of patrons. Cities such as Rome, Paris, London and Geneva boasted panoramas of the...
|#14 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
~25.15 miles from Engelberg city center
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The Eiger is a notable mountain in the Bernese Alps, rising to an elevation of 3,970 m (13,025 ft.) It is the easternmost peak of a ridge-crest that extends to the Mönch at 4,107 m (13,474 ft.), and across the Jungfraujoch pass to the Jungfrau at 4,158 m (13,641 ft.). The peak is mentioned in records dating back to the 13th century but there is no clear indication of how exactly the peak gained its name. The three mountains of the ridge are commonly referred to as the Virgin (German: Jungfrau, lit. "Young Woman" - translates to "Virgin" or "Maiden"), the Monk (Mönch) and the Ogre (Eiger). The name has been linked to the Greek term akros, meaning "sharp" or "pointed", but more commonly to the German eigen, meaning "characteristic".The recorded first ascent of the Eiger was made by Swiss g...
|#15 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
~27.17 miles from Engelberg city center
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Stroll around the gardens, window shop in its arcades, or enjoy a cup of coffee at a restaurant, but stay away from the gambling.
|#16 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Jungfrau Aletsch Bietschhorn
~27.29 miles from Engelberg city center
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The Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region was inscribed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 2001 because of its uniqueness, variety and beauty.The area includes the largest connected glacier system in the Alps, as well as impressive massifs and unspoilt valleys. It offers outstanding examples of alpine mountain formation and the evolution of glaciers. The dynamics of these glaciers, influenced by climate, have given rise to a fascinating variety of habitats, which can be observed around the Jungfrau, the Great Aletsch Glacier and the Bietschhorn. The region as a whole is recognized as one of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in the world: visit the site for yourself, and help preserve this wonderful piece of world heritage!
|#17 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
~27.41 miles from Engelberg city center
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The Höhematte in the midst of Interlaken is a remarkable example of farseeing town planning. The area of 14 hectares/35 acres which had belonged to the Augustinian convent was acquired in 1860 by a group of 37 hotel-owners and private persons and left as an open space, with the Höheweg, a splendid avenue running between the east and west stations and affording a magnificent view of the Jungfrau, surrounded by hotels and flower-beds. Here, too, is the Kursaal, with a theater, a cafe and beautiful gardens (flower clock). At the east end is the former Augustinian convent (1133-1528; inner courtyard with cloister, restored), with a Late Gothic church (stained glass of 1950) and the adjoining Schloss added in 1750 (now housing cantonal offices) .
|#18 of 18 Things To Do in Engelberg|
Johanna Spyri Museum
Zug - Schwyz
~29.06 miles from Engelberg city center
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Established in 1660, the Johanna-Spyri-Museum treasures memories and works of its namesake—Spyri—a Swiss writer. The museum is divided into three parts; the Keller or the basement room displays photos and literary works. Then comes the Spyri Stube, which holds personal items owned by the author and her family. The Heidi room is dedicated to the famous character created by Johanna. Call for further details.