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Einsiedeln Abbey

Kloster Einsiedeln, 8840 Einsiedeln, Switzerland

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About Einsiedeln Abbey

A most important site of Roman Catholic pilgrimage in Switzerland. Founded by the Benedictine monk and hermit Saint Meinrad around c. 835 CE, Einsiedeln Abbey has been the site of Marian devotion in Switzerland for over a thousand years. It is arguably the most impressive monastic structure in Switzerland.  It is a territorial abbey and, therefore, not part of a diocese, subject to a bishop. It has been a major resting point on the Way of St. James for centuries.



Attractions near Einsiedeln Abbey

Höhronen6.87km from Einsiedeln Abbey

The Höhronen is a mountain of the Swiss Prealps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Zurich and Zug. It lies approximately halfway between Lake Zurich and Lake Ägeri.  West of a secondary summit named Wildspitz is located the tripoint between the cantons of Zurich, Zug, and Schwyz. The tripoint, located at a height of 1,186 meters, is marked by a stone named Dreiländerstein.

Raten Pass6.94km from Einsiedeln Abbey

A beautiful high mountain pass located in the heart of Zug which offers a panoramic view of the natural beauty of the canton. This pass connects Oberägeri and Biberbrugg. One can enjoy a ride through this pass very much.

Sihl7.47km from Einsiedeln Abbey

The Sihl is a Swiss river that rises near the Druesberg mountain in the canton of Schwyz and eventually flows into the Limmat in the center of the city of Zürich. It has a length of 73 km, including the Sihlsee reservoir, through which the river flows. Water is abstracted from the river at the Sihlsee, leading to decreased downstream water flows and a consequent reduction in water quality.

Morgartenberg7.81km from Einsiedeln Abbey

Morgartenberg is a 11.4 kilometer loop trail located near Sattel, Schwyz, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Gottschalkenberg Pass8.47km from Einsiedeln Abbey

Gottschalkenberg Pass is a high mountain pass in the canton of Zug in Switzerland. IT gives a panoramic view of the valley of Zug and also it is a picturesque area to spend some good times and to take some photographs.

Hüttnersee8.61km from Einsiedeln Abbey

Hüttnersee is a small lake at Hütten in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. The northern shore is located in Samstagern, a village in the municipality of Richterswil. Its surface area is 0.165 km2. It is an ideal place to spend some leisure time and also for trekking too.

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The canton of Schwyz is a canton in central Switzerland between the Alps in the south, Lake Lucerne to the west, and Lake Zürich in the north, centered on and named after the town of Schwyz.