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Einsiedeln
Einsiedeln

Einsiedeln

Einsiedeln, with an impressive monastery, is the most important place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Switzerland. Located in the heart of Central Switzerland, the high valley of Einsiedeln in the foothills of the Alps is perfect for hikers and bikers.
Imposing centre of Einsiedeln and destination for countless pilgrims is the baroque monastery dating from the 18th century. The Benedictine monastery has a history of just over one thousand years. Since the Middle Ages Einsiedeln with its «Black Madonna» has been one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Europe. The Jakobsweg (St. James Path) also runs through the Einsiedeln area. The many pilgrims' hostels of the past nowadays have become hotels for holidaymakers and pilgrims.

Summer

In summer the destination offers an extensive hiking trail network (400km), but also routes for bikers (250km, partly signposted) and inline skaters. A 18-hole golf course and agriculture trail are further examples of what's on offer in the summer. And on poor-weather-days you can enjoy Einsiedeln's cultural highlights including, for example, the Mineral Museum or Gingerbread Museum, as well as lots of other sights.

Winter

The three smallish ski regions of Einsiedeln, Hoch Ybrig and Brunni-Mythen are located in idyllic open Alpine foothill countryside at altitudes between 1000 to 2000 metres above sea level and are suitable for skiers and snowboarders alike. And there is also a halfpipe and fun park. The Ybrig ski school is the oldest ski school in Switzerland. Families appreciate the short distances to the ski regions, especially from the Zurich area. The Einsiedeln ski jump can be used for training and competitions in winter. The big cross-country skiing track area and varied possibilities for ski tours complete the range of activities on offer.

Highlights

  • Benedictine Monastery Einsiedeln – most important place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary featuring the «Black Madonna».
  • Diorama Bethlehem – is regarded as the biggest nativity display with 450 hand-carved figures.
  • Panorama Crucifixion of Christ – 100-metre-long giant circular painting from the 19th century.
  • Hoch Ybrig – family-friendly ski region on the doorstep of Einsiedeln.
Einsiedeln, with an impressive monastery, is the most important place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Switzerland. Located in the heart of Central Switzerland, the high valley of Einsiedeln in the foothills of the Alps is perfect for hikers and bikers.
Imposing centre of Einsiedeln and destination for countless pilgrims is the baroque monastery dating from the 18th century. The Benedictine monastery has a history of just over one thousand years. Since the Middle Ages Einsiedeln with its «Black Madonna» has been one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Europe. The Jakobsweg (St. James Path) also runs through the Einsiedeln area. The many pilgrims' hostels of the past nowadays have become hotels for holidaymakers and pilgrims.

Summer

In summer the destination offers an extensive hiking trail network (400km), but also routes for bikers (250km, partly signposted) and inline skaters. A 18-hole golf course and agriculture trail are further examples of what's on offer in the summer. And on poor-weather-days you can enjoy Einsiedeln's cultural highlights including, for example, the Mineral Museum or Gingerbread Museum, as well as lots of other sights.

Winter

The three smallish ski regions of Einsiedeln, Hoch Ybrig and Brunni-Mythen are located in idyllic open Alpine foothill countryside at altitudes between 1000 to 2000 metres above sea level and are suitable for skiers and snowboarders alike. And there is also a halfpipe and fun park. The Ybrig ski school is the oldest ski school in Switzerland. Families appreciate the short distances to the ski regions, especially from the Zurich area. The Einsiedeln ski jump can be used for training and competitions in winter. The big cross-country skiing track area and varied possibilities for ski tours complete the range of activities on offer.

Highlights

  • Benedictine Monastery Einsiedeln – most important place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary featuring the «Black Madonna».
  • Diorama Bethlehem – is regarded as the biggest nativity display with 450 hand-carved figures.
  • Panorama Crucifixion of Christ – 100-metre-long giant circular painting from the 19th century.
  • Hoch Ybrig – family-friendly ski region on the doorstep of Einsiedeln.

Arrival and return Einsiedeln

Adresse

Einsiedeln Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 85
8840 Einsiedeln
Tel. +41 (0)55 418 44 88
info@einsiedeln-tourismus.ch
www.einsiedeln-tourismus.ch

Services

Accommodation

Ferienhof am See
Ferienhof am See
Willerzell
Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
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Hotel St. Georg
Hotel St. Georg
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Places of interest

Abbey of Einsiedeln
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Alte Etzelstrasse
Alte Etzelstrasse
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