Best things to do in Gadmen and sightseeing in Gadmen
Titlis - Gadmen
And it is at Mount Titlis that we got to experience the best of cable car rides and enjoyed the breathtaking views for forty-five minutes. The highlight of the journey is the world’s first revolving cable car, Rotair that rotates 360 degree during the five-minute trip to the summit. As we whirled above the Titlis Glacier, we got panoramic views of rising icy peaks, deep crevasses and green pastures of Engelberg. Unlike other cable cars, where few lucky ones get the views, the Rotair treats one and all with stunning scenery. On the top, we rode on the Ice Flyer chairlift that took us down to the Glacier Park where there were many snow activities to try like sledging, snow tubing for free. Adjacent to the chairlift, we did the more adventurous cliff walk on the bridge that was the Europe’s highest suspension bridge when opened in 2012.
"Snow here, snow there, snow everywhere" could easily be the kindergarten definition of Mount Titlis. 3238 metres above sea level, it is Central Switzerland's tallest mountain and is accessed by a cable car that revolves! The four leg journey starts in normal gondolas from Gerschinalp to Trubsee and then Stand followed by a transfer into the fantastic spinning human invention. After a steep and head-spinning ascent that provides you lovely views of meadows that ultimately make way for the blinding snow, drafts of icy winds greet you the moment you step out of the cable car into Mount Titlis Station. Apart from being as close as one can get to the staggering Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, Titlis is also a home away from home for most Indians owing to the omnipresence of Bollywood. Switzerland has turned into a miniature version of India because of the huge number of Hindi movies that are filmed here and an elaborate photo studio that houses life-sized cut-outs of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol from 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' only speaks volumes about their popularity. There's also a fancy restaurant, a chocolate shop, a glacier park which is reached by virtue of a somewhat scary chair lift and also a glacier palace. A 40 minute ride on the scenic Lucerne-Engelberg Express from Lucerne gets you to the town of Engelberg after which the aforementioned cable cars take you to the top. Checking the Lucerne Tourist Office on Zentralstrasse for the Mount Titlis excursion tickets should get you all the necessary information and the possession of a Swiss pass could get you major discounts. Remember that the cableway closes at 5 in the evening and make sure you carry several warm clothes along with sunglasses.
Clean snow, Various rides, good safety measures, escalators to drive you up again and again after you finish your ride, so you can do it again,
Trift Bridge - Gadmen
Underi Trift - Gadmen
Nessental - Gadmen
The lower station of the Trift Bahn has a small cafe and a washroom. The cable car accommodates 8 people and takes around 12 minutes to reach the upper station. On a bright sunny day there can be huge rush and long waiting time. A return ticket costs 21 Swiss francs.