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Einsiedeln is the most important place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Switzerland. The high valley of Einsiedeln located in the heart of Central Switzerland is characterised by moors and Lake Sihl, the biggest reservoir in Switzerland in terms of area. The winter sports region of Hoch Ybrig is just a few kilometres away.
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.

Alongside fascinating guided tours of the Abbey and village, a visit to the newly-opened dairy plant or the gingerbread museum, Einsiedeln's attractions are likely to include sampling local gourmet delights – for example at a 'Genuine SCHWYZ' fine dining restaurant.
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In the evening overcast. Temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees.24°



In the evening overcast. Temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What types of activities are available in Einsiedeln?

In Einsiedeln, you can engage in the following types of activities: Camping, Mountain bike, Biking, Cross country and Hike.

What places are located near Einsiedeln?

Near Einsiedeln, you can find Morschach, Küssnacht am Rigi, Brunnen, Gersau and Rothenthurm.

Which season is recommended to visit Einsiedeln?

Einsiedeln is suitable for visits in winter and summer.

What leisure activities is Einsiedeln particularly known for?

Einsiedeln is known for family

Which public transport options are available to reach Einsiedeln?

Einsiedeln is accessible by train, by local bus, by car and by bus.