555 Sihlsee-Winterwanderweg
555 Sihlsee-Winterwanderweg

Winter hiking

Sihlsee-Winterwanderweg

Sihlsee-Winterwanderweg

Einsiedeln, Parkhaus Brüel–Einsiedeln, Parkhaus Brüel

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Sihlsee-Winterwanderweg

Sihlsee-Winterwanderweg

Combining the contemplation and baroque splendour of Einsiedeln Abbey with the wintry hush and scenic beauty of Lake Sihl, this panoramic hike also offers views of the Etzel and the Ybrig mountains.
The Lake Sihl winter hiking trail begins by Einsiedeln Abbey, on the snowy meadow above the Brüel underground car park. The traditional Benedictine Abbey is home to around 50 monks, but the bustle of monastic life soon gives way to a gentle landscape and peaceful contemplation. Hikers follow the groomed winter trail over snowy meadows down to Lake Sihl and alongside the water towards the Roblosen lido. At the opposite end of Switzerland's largest reservoir, the Ybrig mountains stretch up into the sky.

On the way back, cross-country skiers can be seen gliding smoothly along the Schwedentritt trail. The route passes the Galgenchappeli, which once stood alongside a place of execution. The condemned would receive their last blessing in the former chapel, now a weather shelter for pilgrims. Einsiedeln Abbey, visited by many of them as Switzerland's foremost place of pilgrimage, marks the end of the circular route.
Combining the contemplation and baroque splendour of Einsiedeln Abbey with the wintry hush and scenic beauty of Lake Sihl, this panoramic hike also offers views of the Etzel and the Ybrig mountains.
The Lake Sihl winter hiking trail begins by Einsiedeln Abbey, on the snowy meadow above the Brüel underground car park. The traditional Benedictine Abbey is home to around 50 monks, but the bustle of monastic life soon gives way to a gentle landscape and peaceful contemplation. Hikers follow the groomed winter trail over snowy meadows down to Lake Sihl and alongside the water towards the Roblosen lido. At the opposite end of Switzerland's largest reservoir, the Ybrig mountains stretch up into the sky.

On the way back, cross-country skiers can be seen gliding smoothly along the Schwedentritt trail. The route passes the Galgenchappeli, which once stood alongside a place of execution. The condemned would receive their last blessing in the former chapel, now a weather shelter for pilgrims. Einsiedeln Abbey, visited by many of them as Switzerland's foremost place of pilgrimage, marks the end of the circular route.
9 km | 1 Stage
130 m | 140 m
2 h 45 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Einsiedeln
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-March.
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Contact

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
Einsiedeln
Hotel St. Georg
Hotel St. Georg
Einsiedeln
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Places

Einsiedeln
Einsiedeln
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Places of interest

Alte Etzelstrasse
Alte Etzelstrasse
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Abbey of Einsiedeln
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Signalization

Signalization
For winter hiking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization