The Abbey of Einsiedeln seen from the statue of St Benedict
Abbey of Einsiedeln with lake of Sihl and Mountains


Einsiedeln, Switzerland - Information about the Monastery, the Abbey Church and Touristic Sights

Culture in Einsiedeln

The monastery of Einsiedeln is one of the most important architectural monuments of Switzerland. The huge front of the abbey and the baroque Abbey church with its artistic decoration by the famous artist brothers Asam are truly impressive.

An other important sight is the abbey's library.

The town of Einsiedeln offers further sights, above all the Diorama Bethlehem and the Panorama Crucifixion of Christ.

Pilgrimage to Einsiedeln

Einsiedeln is the oldest and most important place of pilgrimage in Switzerland. The final destination of the pilgrims is the Black Madonna of the Lady Chapel.

The Salve Regina chant by the monks in the Lady Chapel forms the daily spiritual highlight.