On the trail of Schmuggli

Many years ago, a smuggler called Engelbert and his mule Schmuggli would often undertake the arduous route from Engelberg over the Jochpass to Engstlenalp. They would hide their smuggled goods in different places around Trübsee.

At each of the seven play stations around Trübsee lake, you will find a symbol with a letter. Punch these letters into the fields on the smuggler's map and solve the puzzle to win a great prize.


Smuggler's map


The smuggler's map can be found in the flyer for Schmuggli's adventure playground. You can pick up the flyer from the Titlis valley station or at Trübsee lift station. Punch the letters into the corresponding fields at the six play stations.

The donation


You'll have an exciting time climbing around in this giant treasure trove. You can also have fun donating a coin to a good cause. This donation goes to the Swiss Mountain Aid.

The legend


Are you as strong as the monk from Engelberg monastery? Prove it! All you need is balance and endurance. 

The idea


Use your physical strength to set the cable car in motion and discover the cogwheel train between Engelberg and Haslital. 

The myth


Was gold ever found in Arniloch, a cave near Trübsee? Perhaps with a little luck and skill, you'll find a nugget or two of gold. 

Schmugglis playground


Experience exciting climbing and hiding games on the large adventure playground right by the lake. The highlight in the play area is the large smuggler's tower.

Trübsee trader's camp


Enjoy a picnic at the trader's camp at Trübsee. Wood and barbecue spots are available and free to use. 

Schmugglis Farm


Games and adventures for the very young. While parents enjoy a coffee on the sun terrace at Trübsee Alpine Lodge, the kids can let off steam in the secure, wheelchair-accessible play area.

Your reward


You can collect your prize at the following places: 

Trübsee: Self-service restaurant at Trübsee Alpine Lodge
Valley station:  Exit kiosk, Linie 8 restaurant, ticket desk

Be surprised!


Opening times

From 01 June to 20 October 2024 (for up-to-date information, check out lifts in operation)


Recommended age

2 – 10 years


Walking time

1 hour of walking



The trail around the lake is suitable for pushchairs (wide gravel path).


Barbecue spots

There are four barbecue spots around the lake (at the boat house, at the "The legend" post, at the "The idea" post and at the trader's camp next to the large play area). Wood is also available free of charge.



There are environmentally friendly Kompotoi toilets at "The legend" post, "The idea" post and at the trader's camp. 



Schmuggli's treasure hunt and the play area at Trübsee are free of charge. All you need is an Engelberg-Trübsee lift ticket. Children with a Junior pass can travel for free on the lift in the company of a parent.



The nearby restaurant at Trübsee Alpine Lodge offers a large salad buffet, grilled meats, a set meal that changes daily and much more besides. Guests up to the age of 12 can also order the Schmuggli's kids' menu.


Safety information

Please observe the following rules.