Latest updated 1st of March 2021
New restrictions in Switzerland as of the 1st of March to the 22nd of March.
The new strategy and loosening up on restrictions by the Swiss Government include keeping restaurants closed for external guests (hotel guests allowed) and the opening up of shops. Outdoors you are now able to be up to 15 persons in a group, at home the rule is still 5 persons per activity.
The new covid-19 regulations for Switzerland came in Friday afternoon and enters into force 1st of March. In Obwalden, the restaurants are keeping closed for external guests, until the 22nd of March. Hotel guests are allowed to eat and drink at their hotel, or other hotels in the village.
Takeaway is allowed and we have a takeaway menu with lunch options at Ski Lodge Engelberg.
Questions and Answers on the new Covid-19 Regulations in Engelberg.
Are the lifts closed?
No, from the 30th of December 2020 the lifts and piste areas are open again.
What can I do if I don’t like to ski in Engelberg ?
You can go up and enjoy the sun, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Where can I eat if the restaurants are closed?
Hotel guests can eat breakfast, eat dinner in our hotel restaurant “Brasserie Konrad”, and have a drink in our cozy bar.
Can I travel to Switzerland?
Yes, if your country of residence or country that you are traveling from, in the last 24 hours, is not on this list. (Changes depending on developments).
Are the ski rentals and shops closed?
No, they are allowed to have open from 1st of March again.
Is it possible to go Ski Touring or Sledging in Engelberg?
Yes, all lifts are open for everyone to do anything.
Can I eat Lunch when all restaurants are closed?
Yes, many restaurants on the mountain and in the village offer Take Away Lunch, and the bakeries are open. Unfortunately it is not allowed for restaurants on the mountain to offer seating indoors or outdoors from 1st of March.
Can I eat out in a restaurant in Engelberg?
Only hotel guests can eat and drink in hotel restaurants and Bars until 22nd of March as it is now. You can order in takeaway from a lot of restaurants.
What are the Mask Requirement rules in Engelberg, Switzerland?
A mask is required on all lifts, including ski and chair lifts. When standing in line, a mask must be worn and the distance must be maintained.
In all closed means of transport, you are required to wear a mask, and only two-thirds of the seats in cabins and gondolas may be occupied. This applies to seats and standing room.
You are also required to wear a mask when standing up, for example in restaurants, bars and shops.
What are the opening times for Bars and Restaurants in Engelberg?
Hotel restaurants and Hotel bars in Canton Obwalden can be open until 11 p.m for hotel guests!
More info on New rules for restaurants here.
We will keep you updated.
Lots of love from the whole staff at Ski Lodge Engelberg