Its been sometime I have been planning for a drive during winter period in snow , since I bought the car. The opportunity and time opened up this January . We planned a road trip to Mount Titlis. It was actually my wife's birthday. We are currently living in Nuremberg - Germany.
In this blog I will try to cover what all I planned for the road trip and also share the trip experience .
Video of the Trip
So as usual planning started.
We were looking for alps in Switzerland or Austria. Lot of destinations where considered and in the end we end up choosing Mt Titlis in Switzerland . The main reason for choosing Mount Titlis is that we had already visited lot of other main attractions in Switzerland . Mount Titlis is also not that far from our place. The ascend to Mount Titlis start from a small town Engelberg.
Route - map
There is two main routes by which we can go to Switzerland Mt Titlis. One is touching Austria and other directly entering Switzerland. We decided to go through Switzerland as passing through Austria means we have to pay toll price for Austria and also for Switzerland.
Route : Nuremberg - Stuttgart - via Singen - Zurich - Buochs
Distance : around 500 KM
Highway Toll : Switzerland
The toll rate for using Switzerland highway is 36 Euro or 40 CHF. We can use this for one year.
[toll sticker photo]
Mode of Transport: Car
Things to note for the winter trip.
Winter tyre - Its first time I am travelling long distance in snow roads. This trip is also a test drive for new tyres. I had bought a snow shovel, windscreen spray for frost and windshield top-up for the wipers. Floor Mat was changed to rubber.
Stay : Rigiblick am See (Seeplatz 3, Buochs)
When I search for hotel I normally use google search and type hotel in the search window near the destination. Google search is good which shows all hotel prices near the focus location in the map. So searched for nice hotel near Engelberg. Unfortunetly the hotels near Engelberg was very expensive. So i started searching for hotel within 30 min duration of car travel from Engelberg. And there was a nice hotel in Buochs (30 km range) facing the lake . We booked the hotel using www.booking.com . I would say it was one of beautiful scenic hotel I have ever stayed. There were also less croud. It's like we have the whole location all to ourself.
Hotel Price for two nights lake facing with balcony: CHF 249.60 or 220 Euro. Hotel has nice private parking lot also.
Snowy condition . Full snow expected through out the journey in Germany. In Switzerland the day we visited Mount Titlis it was sunny to our luck????