Engelberg

Engelberg

Engelberg is a Swiss resort town, the most famous one in central Switzerland.

During the Middle Ages the city became famous for its Benedictine Monastery; the Engelberg Abbey was particularly known for the educational quality. Founded in 1120 the monastery was immediately granted various privileges; thanks to the help of many popes and emperors its importance grew quickly. During the reformation period the Abbey suffered like many others; only through the 17th century the monastery recovered and started to prosper again. In 1729 a fire destroyed the original building and when it was rebuilt the style was very different from the previous one.

Since the beginning of the 19th century Engelberg’s incredible resorts and spas became very popular. Tourists started to come as well for the ski runs and clean fresh air. When at the end of the century an electric Railway was inaugurated the number of visitors grew rapidly. Until today every year tourists enjoy this lovely town all year round!

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