Complete restoration of Hotel Europe in Engelberg
Flood disaster in 2005
In August 2005, the town experienced a flood disaster of exceptional extent. Both hotels were significantly affected, especially Hotel Bellevue: the entire ground floor was flooded and completely destroyed by alluvial boulders and mudslides. Within only 14 weeks, i.e. until the start of the season, the facility had to be restored. Right with its beginning, the restaurant with kitchen, the utility rooms as well as the retail premises could take up their business again.