Hiking

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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 7, Siebnen–Einsiedeln
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 5, Einsiedeln–Schwyz
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 4, Rapperswil (SG)–Einsiedeln
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Schwyzer Höhenweg
Schwyzer Höhenweg
Stage 5, Haggenegg–Einsiedeln
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 7, Zug–Einsiedeln
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Niederurnen
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Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Stage 1, Schwyz–Einsiedeln (Willerzell)
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Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Stage 2, Einsiedeln (Willerzell)–Uznach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 8, Zug–Einsiedeln
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 9, Einsiedeln–Rapperswil
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Biking in the surroundings

Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
Zürich–Einsiedeln Bike
Hummel Tour
Hoch-Ybrig Bike
Höhronen Bike
Einsiedeln
Alte Etzelstrasse

Alte Etzelstrasse

Called the «Alte Etzelstrasse», the path between Galgenchäppeli and Horgenberg is a short section of the old trading route from Rapperswil to Einsiedeln, which was also used by pilgrims from Zurich to travel to the Black Madonna in Einsiedeln Monastery.
Einsiedeln Monastery owned the path over the Etzelpass and until the construction of the road (1768-1775) controlled a substantial share of goods transported from the Zurich area to Central Switzerland and the south.

Einsiedeln was also an important gathering point for pilgrims starting out on the walk to Rome or Santiago de Compostela. Many of these pilgrims reached Einsiedeln via the Etzelstrasse, and with the sunken path of the Horgenberggütsch had to master a section which repeatedly led to complaints because of its steepness and related difficult conditions. A sunken path runs parallel to today’s route and this could have served as a form of avoidance detour in times of «heavy traffic». Today’s hikers enjoy a beautiful view towards Einsiedeln and the Mythen peaks at the Mary’s Column.
Called the «Alte Etzelstrasse», the path between Galgenchäppeli and Horgenberg is a short section of the old trading route from Rapperswil to Einsiedeln, which was also used by pilgrims from Zurich to travel to the Black Madonna in Einsiedeln Monastery.
Einsiedeln Monastery owned the path over the Etzelpass and until the construction of the road (1768-1775) controlled a substantial share of goods transported from the Zurich area to Central Switzerland and the south.

Einsiedeln was also an important gathering point for pilgrims starting out on the walk to Rome or Santiago de Compostela. Many of these pilgrims reached Einsiedeln via the Etzelstrasse, and with the sunken path of the Horgenberggütsch had to master a section which repeatedly led to complaints because of its steepness and related difficult conditions. A sunken path runs parallel to today’s route and this could have served as a form of avoidance detour in times of «heavy traffic». Today’s hikers enjoy a beautiful view towards Einsiedeln and the Mythen peaks at the Mary’s Column.

Alte Etzelstrasse

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www.ivs.admin.ch

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Places

Einsiedeln
Einsiedeln
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Accommodation

Ferienhof am See
Ferienhof am See
Willerzell
Hotel St. Georg
Hotel St. Georg
Einsiedeln
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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 7, Siebnen–Einsiedeln
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 5, Einsiedeln–Schwyz
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 4, Rapperswil (SG)–Einsiedeln
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Schwyzer Höhenweg
Schwyzer Höhenweg
Stage 5, Haggenegg–Einsiedeln
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 7, Zug–Einsiedeln
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 8, Einsiedeln–Niederurnen
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Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Stage 1, Schwyz–Einsiedeln (Willerzell)
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Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth
Stage 2, Einsiedeln (Willerzell)–Uznach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 8, Zug–Einsiedeln
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 9, Einsiedeln–Rapperswil
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Biking in the surroundings

Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
Zürich–Einsiedeln Bike
Hummel Tour
Hoch-Ybrig Bike
Höhronen Bike