Einsiedeln Abbey – One of the Most Important Pilgrimage Destinations in Switzerland
The monastery of Einsiedeln is a major station on the Way of St. James and the destination of many pilgrims.
The magnificent Baroque construction of the monastery and the chapel (with Black Madonna) are the main attraction most visitors come to Einsiedeln to see. The Salve Regina, a choral song sung in several voices, is sung in the chapel daily at 4.30pm.
The collegiate library with its century old book culture can be toured daily by the public. The monastery has bred its own horses since the Middle Ages. The "Cavalli della Madonna" stalls are sometimes open to the public.
Public tours of the monastery available daily in German at 2.00pm (except Sundays and holidays) organized by the Tourist Office Einsiedeln. Without registration. More information